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  1. carbon_gecko

    Finished the coding for Dynaudio in a golf mk7 1.8t. Sounds good so far.

    Finished the coding for Dynaudio in a golf mk7 1.8t. Sounds good so far.
  2. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    So I got the wiring from Ali express, the amp was Ebay, the speakers were after market running resistors to run in 2 ohm. For not having component protection removed yet it sounds good.
  3. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    i had the basic, that i upgraded to a 5 channel amp...2 channels stopped working. the fuse block was surprising simple. remove thee bolts around the fuse block(grounding points) circled in blue, press the three plastic clips in( left large, right small above the 30a, top tiny hidden on upper...
  4. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    POTD: Running wiring for the Dynaudio system in the MK7...success! But man what a pain! Removed battery, seats, center console, driver kick panel, glove box, driver and passenger side panels. Btw the translation for the ground caught me off guard.
  5. carbon_gecko

    MK7 Confessions

    My wastegate is un adjusted for months and even with a second turbo ready to be swapped in I haven't. I get both underfoot and over boost errors regularly.
  6. carbon_gecko

    Absolute Fuel Tank Size on mk7 GTI

    I have never been able to get definitive answers but I do know driving 110miles most days, mostly highway 65-75 mph with an 1.8t is20 stage 2 tune on 910ctane I can get 400 miles no issues, for some reason at 55miles left the counter slows down. When I top off, my car reads 450gallons till empty.
  7. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    Started the process of preparing my second turbo. Core swapped. Damage to a fin and scratches.
  8. carbon_gecko

    Just check wastegate voltage...4.3v damn no wonder it was throwing codes

    Just check wastegate voltage...4.3v damn no wonder it was throwing codes
  9. carbon_gecko

    Piano black interior trim part number list

    https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_VII--2.0T_Gen3/Interior/Shifter/Shift_Trim/
  10. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    Replaced my key FOB battery a started throwing a p029900 underboost code...time for wastegate maintenance.
  11. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    I absolutely hate the hard line on my 1.8t, it is always in the way!
  12. carbon_gecko

    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    Replaced my waterpump, it was leaking from a small Crack near one of the necks.
  13. carbon_gecko

    DIY: MIB1 > MIB2 NEW SIMPLIFIED Method

    After the activator finished I turned the ignition off then turned the car on completely to get the battery charging and CP was still active. Additionally I used the newest version of C&D. Additionally I was unable to get Putty to show info, my com is 5 and I was using 115200bps, do they run off...
  14. carbon_gecko

    DIY: MIB1 > MIB2 NEW SIMPLIFIED Method

    hey maybe you guys can help me, i just bricked my new 3q0035876a, i installed it into the car, component protective was active, pulled the software info: MST2_US_VW_P0628D. using an SD card ran activator by Congo and duke, updated and worked fine, still component protected. Then placed the two...
  15. carbon_gecko

    How do you guys feel about MK7 stage 2 Unitronic?

    I have a 2016 vw mk7 golf 1.8t with the is20 unitronic stage 2 and all supporting mods, I have had absolutely no issues with the engine, the basic tiptronic transmission is the issue. In drive it rarely shifts above 2k which is a limit for sure. In sport it responds perfectly and using the...
  16. carbon_gecko

    Retrifit fog lights - connecting the light switch

    Yes, pin 5 five to a/29, additionally, I forgot to mention I had to upgrade my BCM to one the had foglight pins 087T>>087AA
  17. carbon_gecko

    Retrifit fog lights - connecting the light switch

    So when I added front fog lights to my mk7 base golf s I had to run the wires from the fog lights to the BCM and a wire from the BCM to the new radial knob, then in VCDS did long coding for front fog lights, then adaptions for when to activate. If all your rotary pins are used, run the front...
  18. carbon_gecko

    Retrofit Audi A3 8V Genuine OEM Cup Holder LED Kit in Mk7.5 GTI

    Not the audi ones but I have done a mod to install cup holder lighting, additionally Mr.fix has videos on YouTube with step by step instructions and coding so if you wanted to cut into the factory cupholders to make the audi ones fit, you can.
  19. carbon_gecko

    DIY 2016 gti alternator replacement

    Considering that vw diagnostics were wrong I couldn't tell you anything other than generic alternator failing queues, I found out my issue was something completely different: ground loop from an amp.
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