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Acadia Celebrates 1 Year With MQB #3, Wonders If It's Time To Upgrade...

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
This tempts me but I am going to keep telling myself the original shifter is fine...

Do it.

Shifter - $33
Boot & Trim - $9


Also, I started the disassembly of the trim around the display and vents so that I will be able to swap the new 9.2" display in... what a massive pain. Hope it goes better for you, @Acadia18. All the videos that I saw got the trim out in like 10 minutes. Of course, that was not the case for me 🙃.

Somewhere in these 400 pages, I've swapped out the screen multiple times on multiple cars, so I've gotten fairly good at it 🤣
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
Also, I started the disassembly of the trim around the display and vents so that I will be able to swap the new 9.2" display in... what a massive pain. Hope it goes better for you, @Acadia18. All the videos that I saw got the trim out in like 10 minutes. Of course, that was not the case for me 🙃.
It gets easier. I cannot imagine the amount of times I've had all of my trim out. At this point. I can strip all of it (passenger vent, dashboard strip, entire center console/vents and shift area, gauge cluster and driver vent) in about 10 minutes. Call it 15 minutes if I can't use any trim tools 🤣.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
Too late. Goes with the puddle lights.

holy n00b. That was one car ago.

I liked the puddle lights fine, but decided they weren't worth hassle of taking the door card off.
 

toothofwar

Autocross Champion
Location
KY
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
This is true. I am the new owner of said puddle lights. Love every minute of them.
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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R

toothofwar

Autocross Champion
Location
KY
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
On dark asphalt it's very crisp and defined. It diminishes in brighter light or non paved surfaces, but I would still recommend them.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
He has my old ones. They're some $6 AliExpress specials. Original listing for them is no longer up, but they're probably all the same.
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
Hard to tell from the rough surface but how crisp is the R symbol? My wife's Atlas OEM lights are super sharp and I am wondering if I can find the same for the R.
At $180 MSRP (PN 000052120F) those OEM lights on the Atlas better be sharp... I will get them one day.
https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__...or-LED-Puddle-Light/103758248/000052120F.html

But my $10 Ali ones (blue and white VW logo) were sharp too. And if you have Ali LEDs that die or give you errors...
https://www.drive2.ru/l/507639846693503133 (use translate)
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
tldr wtf are you doing to your head/MIB unit now?
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
tldr wtf are you doing to your head/MIB unit now?


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Ordered the 9.2" screen and what appears to be a hacked Delphi MIB2 unit flashed to be a MIB2.5 unit. Gonna try getting that to work in my car.
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
ah nice (hot bbw^ btw)

i was waiting for you to say holy n00b read the thread and ready to reply with 'thanks for your reply thats exactly the reaponse I was looking for'
 
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