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Old 11-08-2016, 04:30 AM   #103
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great thread - I like some of your details!

When you mentioned having trouble with the 1-2 gears and timing of your shifts, have you considered it may in part be due to the clutch delay valve? I scanned your thread but did not see if you had deleted this unnecessary piece of plastic or not yet?
thanks. i enjoy your family feel to your thread. love the generations...

yes, this mod is on my list. i have sorted thru the 1-2 gearing but occasionally now will fumble it....maybe it is the damn yellow bung and not me.
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:29 PM   #104
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33. USB Reroute

33. USB Reroute

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Continuing my front cubby modifications with a rerouting of the USB connection. I currently have a retractable USB that I use to connect my phone. I typically lay my phone in the cup holder or on the passenger seat, however this take up space for drinks or space for someone's arse. Also to get your hand in that front cubby to remove the USB is well, difficult.

Why: I want to get the phone out of those spaces and mount someone permanently on the dash somewhere. I don't like phone mounts and wires running in plain view. Clean, must be clean.

Cable Route: I plan to route the cable up through the middle vents and have a mount over the airbag warning light.

Cost: Cable + grommet + Magnetic Mount ~$30.

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Cable - https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation...eywords=cc0189

Magnetic Mount - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

DIY Guide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/209ei5rzbc...7%20R.pdf?dl=0

Few resulting pics below.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:29 AM   #105
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Could you please post a link to that cable?

Would be awesome!
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:47 AM   #106
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Could you please post a link to that cable?

Would be awesome!
updated above
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:15 PM   #107
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[B]33. USB Reroute






once again nice touch!! I may have to do this one day!!
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:34 PM   #108
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34. Rear Wiper Delete

34. Rear Wiper Delete

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I debated this mod for awhile, as I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. After browsing many pics, I decided I preferred this look AND in my first 10,000 miles of driving I only ever used my rear wiper one time. Off with the WIPER! In with a BUNG!

Cost: ~$15

Who: Kill All Wipers from Brexit. I liked that their unit was flush mount. http://www.killallwipers.com/product...per-delete-kit

Install: About 30 mins start to finish. Hardest part was removing the wiper arm from the thread. All I can say is patience, flat head and proceed carefully. It can be done.

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Old 11-23-2016, 01:26 AM   #109
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35. 2nd Cabin Filter

35. 2nd Cabin Filter

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Installing an aftermarket cabin filter housing and filter under the hood at the cabin air intake. Currently there is just a plastic housing with grid to block large debris. Forum member came across an aftermarket filter housing replacement from China. Two filters has to be better than one. Will extend life of the glovebox filter. There is a water gutter cover that shields this intake from water, so I don't see any concerns of this getting wet.

Who: Aliexpress. There are a couple providers. Mine arrived in about 3 weeks.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/VW-e...608.0.0.kU4eb8

Cost: $20 for initial housing plus one filter

Install: Resulting pics below. DIY Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ayjsidfouh...ilter.pdf?dl=0

Filter Replacements: i have (15) in stock. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/VW-e...608.0.0.NW62m3
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:26 AM   #110
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35. 2nd Cabin Filter

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Installing an aftermarket cabin filter housing and filter under the hood at the cabin air intake. Currently there is just a plastic housing with grid to block large debris. Forum member came across an aftermarket filter housing replacement from China. Two filters has to be better than one. Will extend life of the glovebox filter. There is a water gutter cover that shields this intake from water, so I don't see any concerns of this getting wet.

Who: Aliexpress. There are a couple providers. Mine arrived in about 3 weeks.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/VW-e...608.0.0.kU4eb8

Cost: $20 for initial housing plus one filter

Install: Resulting pics below. DIY Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ayjsidfouh...ilter.pdf?dl=0

Filter Replacements: i have (15) on the way from china.
15 replacements?
Guess that answers my question if washable.
A washable would be good if it existed.
Thanks for info.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:31 AM   #111
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15 replacements?
Guess that answers my question if washable.
A washable would be good if it existed.
Thanks for info.
i got a bulk special order for $3.6 each shipped.....washable, not sure...

i tend to go crazy on consumables that are cheap...i stock up for doomsday.

always can sell them...

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Old 11-23-2016, 07:00 AM   #112
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i got a bulk special order for $3.6 each shipped.....washable, not sure...

i tend to go crazy on consumables that are cheap...i stock up for doomsday.

always can sell them...
Yes, if we have a nuclear war and the land is like Mad Max maybe air filters will become the monetary standard. You will be the leader then.
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:15 PM   #113
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Love the cable run... super clean as always. You could use a spider mount for now until you find something more permanent. Only issue with that is it blocks the flow of the vents a bit...
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:13 PM   #114
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Found a perfect mount.

  • Size covers completely the air bag warning. yet it doesn't overhang the trim piece.
  • Nice quality with polished ring. Without the phone, looks like it belongs with car
  • Thickness appears sufficient to clear the dash (possibly may need to add one extra layer of 3M tape to be able to rotate freely).
  • Vents - iphone only blocks a small part in vertical orientation, horizontal of course about half of each vent, but don't mind.

I will post a full install with links once I get the light switch installed and everything can go back in .
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:33 PM   #115
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Awesome stuff Sabo, keep up the cool ideas for inspiration.

My $0.02 thoughts:
1) you can't stop spending money on this car, can you?

2) every iPhone lightning cable I've owned since Apple switched over with the iPhone 5 has eventually broke/failed. Doesn't matter if OEM or aftermarket, it's not if, but when. The cable routing is cool, but you should stock up on 30 cables in addition to your air filters because it will eventually break, and although the OEM USB placement is awkward to disconnect, your solution may be a bigger PITA to change.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:49 PM   #116
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Awesome stuff Sabo, keep up the cool ideas for inspiration.

My $0.02 thoughts:
1) you can't stop spending money on this car, can you?

2) every iPhone lightning cable I've owned since Apple switched over with the iPhone 5 has eventually broke/failed. Doesn't matter if OEM or aftermarket, it's not if, but when. The cable routing is cool, but you should stock up on 30 cables in addition to your air filters because it will eventually break, and although the OEM USB placement is awkward to disconnect, your solution may be a bigger PITA to change.
1. No. I have a problem. (and you sound like my wife ). However, I have let other expensive hobbies fall by the wayside (golf-ing (the sport) mainly). 5-hr rounds = No home time with kids, car mods = home time around kids. So, a wash financially according to my accountant, Sandman GTI.

2. Yes, this crossed my mind before I started this venture...the what-ifs. I have 3 original iphone charges for a few years still going. still use on my 6s. Yes, new ones probably suffering quality. My experience is the cords that go portable and high folding, traveling etc wear out. The ones that are stationary (desk, car) last many years. Def, could be a pain down the road, but in a few years if I have to rerun, ah well. I prefer this ordeal over DAILY dangling wires. I know, weird. I'm seeking medication for this.

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Old 11-26-2016, 04:21 AM   #117
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1. No. I have a problem. (and you sound like my wife ).

2. I know, weird. I'm seeking medication for this.

I LOL'ed at this.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:58 AM   #118
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Sabo,

Keep moding the R.
Just take time to teach the kids how to do it also.
Good life lessons.

When you start hiring out mod work let me know.
However, my wife thinks I am odd that I communicate with people I do not know. If I went out of state to get work done she would think me nuts!
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:19 PM   #119
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Is the mount magnetic? Interested to see the finished, mounted and plugged in result!
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