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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

lukehenry

New member
Location
Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Car(s)
Golf GTD
See if this helps. We don't have any info about your car specs to know which lights you have but this will probably cover it
That's great, thanks for the video. I'll take a look. Sorry, I have a 64 (Jan-15) GTD if that helps.

Do you recon taking the headlight unit out should give me more leverage to get the dust caps off? It's pretty tight on the passenger side.
 

Parks

New member
Location
Kent
Hi guys and gals.

New mk7 owner here in Singapore. I used to have an Ed30 in the UK and was on the mkV forum too.

reading all the posts regarding VCDS got me thinking, if the cars are able to perform such tasks from the factory, why dont VW enable such features at add it to the specs? They only sell 98% of the car at the moment...
 

Strange Mud

Autocross Newbie
Location
Small Town CT
Car(s)
2017 GTI (+3 more)
it is easier to make $ by including upgraded features in higher spec models. I used turning on factory alarm to justify my purchase of OBD11.

Welcome and newbies are expected to include pictures

Mud
 

imthanick_a

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Ohio
it is easier to make $ by including upgraded features in higher spec models. I used turning on factory alarm to justify my purchase of OBD11.

Welcome and newbies are expected to include pictures

Mud
This mostly

and different regions of the world have different requirements and regulations for lighting and other functions. If VW builds a framework with features for all the models and has a "recipe" they can follow for what features to have enabled/disabled depending on the model, features, and region the car will be sold, it will be less expensive and more efficient to develop than developing an individual framework for every model, trim, region, etc.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I don't know how to word this but it isn't VW making these tweaks possible is it? Isn't it because VW uses the VAG Com platform and VCDS - Ross Tech is somewhat of a hack into the system to make these changes? Kind of like an Android phone. You can root the phone using 3rd party software and change settings that Google didn't intend for Android. Please enlighten me.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
I don't know how to word this but it isn't VW making these tweaks possible is it? Isn't it because VW uses the VAG Com platform and VCDS - Ross Tech is somewhat of a hack into the system to make these changes? Kind of like an Android phone. You can root the phone using 3rd party software and change settings that Google didn't intend for Android. Please enlighten me.
Yes, VW is making the tweaks "possible" because they are all settings that are either factory settings or something that is available in another part of the world - or unavailable here for regulatory reasons. Some of those "tweaks" may require different modules or parts and some are just settings.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Yes, VW is making the tweaks "possible" because they are all settings that are either factory settings or something that is available in another part of the world - or unavailable here for regulatory reasons. Some of those "tweaks" may require different modules or parts and some are just settings.
Thanks for that.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
Thanks for that.
Yes, for example, there are several different rear turn signal configurations that are available in different regions. Rather than make different electronic modules, they just code them differently - the window up that is available in some areas.
 

Gptuners

Go Kart Newbie
Location
KY
Car(s)
2019 GTI S
Say what? Care to elaborate?
Sure! Let's say that APR has the best Stage 1 tune, but the closest APR dealer doesn't have a good reputation. Or Racingline's dealer is right hours away. Maybe Unitronic isn't considered as good, but there's a place locally that has a great reputation.

With all these "Stage" tunes out there claiming better numbers, does it really matter which brand you get? What matters more, the brand of tune, or the person tuning it?
 

KyACRASH

Go Kart Champion
Location
Southern Pines, NC
Car(s)
2015 GTI 6MT
correct me if I'm wrong - but an OTS tune is exactly the same no matter where you get it.

unless you are asking if you should get an inferior tune from a good shop? or a good tune from a shitty shop? idk...
 

imthanick_a

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Ohio
Yeah off the shelf tunes are plug and play. I did my Uni tune in my garage with zero tuning experience. You plug in the cable and click flash and thats it.

Theres plenty of info about the OTS tunes. Unitronic is more conservative and generally considered "safer" although theres nothing really "unsafe" about APR tunes - they just put down more power and torque than Uni. COBB OTS tunes are widely considered hot garbage.
 

Gptuners

Go Kart Newbie
Location
KY
Car(s)
2019 GTI S
So there aren't any corrections for where you are? For some reason I assumed that an OTS tune varied a bit based on location (colder climates, hot and muggy climates). And I figured that it could still get screwed up some. ?
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
correct me if I'm wrong - but an OTS tune is exactly the same no matter where you get it.

unless you are asking if you should get an inferior tune from a good shop? or a good tune from a shitty shop? idk...
OTS tunes vary by tuner. They're probably pretty similar because it has to be a very generic tune.
 
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