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What did you do to your mk7 today?

quailallstar

WOB DJ496
Location
Ormond Beach, FL
Ride
MY19 MK7.5 GTI Bunny
Let's see... Some of these mods I did two months ago (Helix+MIB2 8" screen+brain upgrade & Golf R glove box), but the rest were all done this past week. Call me a masochist, but I love tinkering for hours on end. Yes I am tired! ;)

Dirty bunny



OEM trunk carpeting - PN: 5GM 863 007 CA9



OEM Euro Passat 3BG LED door puddle lights (all 4 doors). Next up are the two OEM LED under-seat lights for the rear.


OEM Intake block off plate - PN: 5Q0 129 849


Drilled out driver's side intake opening.


OEM Euro Amber Sequential LED tails - PN: 5G1 052 200 C (sold as a set of 4 w/drivers side rear fog lamp).







Various OEM under body aero covers (Yesssss! The car is much quieter inside now!). Extensive DIYs and details (credit to Golf Dave) can be found here. Next on the to-do list is the Tiguan subframe cover mod.






OEM Audi A3/S3 rear suspension harmonic damper. Details on what it is and why I got it can be found here. PN: 1K0 505 563




OEM Washer Fluid Cap thingy with hinge - PN: 4M0 955 267






Figured a way to enable the valet parking feature on accident using VCDS. Because I permanently turned off Auto Stop/Start months ago I remapped the button to act as the Valet Parking enabling/disabling mechanism. When turned on it cripples the MIB2 (cuts bluetooth and all audio features)!

I never valet my cars, but still something cool to have.
:laugh:






Fixed drivers side window switch bass rattle with oodles of Tesa Tape. Has driven me nuts for the 6,000 miles of ownership.


All for now...
 

Diggs24

Autocross Champion
Location
de plains! de plains!
Ride
2015 GTI; 2003 Saab
OEM Audi A3/S3 rear suspension harmonic damper. Details on what it is and why I got it can be found here. PN: 1K0 505 563

Interested to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think this helped with NVH?
 

anotero

Drag Racing Champion
Location
SoCal
Let's see... Some of these mods I did two months ago (Helix+MIB2 8" screen+brain upgrade & Golf R glove box), but the rest were all done this past week. Call me a masochist, but I love tinkering for hours on end. Yes I am tired! ;)

Dirty bunny



OEM trunk carpeting - PN: 5GM 863 007 CA9


OEM Euro Passat 3BG LED door puddle lights (all 4 doors). Next up are the two OEM LED under-seat lights for the rear.


OEM Intake block off plate - PN: 5Q0 129 849


Drilled out driver's side intake opening.


OEM Euro Amber Sequential LED tails - PN: 5G1 052 200 C (sold as a set of 4 w/drivers side rear fog lamp).






Various OEM under body aero covers (Yesssss! The car is much quieter inside now!). Extensive DIYs and details (credit to Golf Dave) can be found here. Next on the to-do list is the Tiguan subframe cover mod.






OEM Audi A3/S3 rear suspension harmonic damper. Details on what it is and why I got it can be found here. PN: 1K0 505 563




OEM Washer Fluid Cap thingy with hinge - PN: 4M0 955 267






Figured a way to enable the valet parking feature on accident using VCDS. Because I permanently turned off Auto Stop/Start months ago I remapped the button to act as the Valet Parking enabling/disabling mechanism. When turned on it cripples the MIB2 (cuts bluetooth and all audio features)!

I never valet my cars, but still something cool to have.
:laugh:






Fixed drivers side window switch bass rattle with oodles of Tesa Tape. Has driven me nuts for the 6,000 miles of ownership.


All for now...
How much were the door puddle lights?
 

quailallstar

WOB DJ496
Location
Ormond Beach, FL
Ride
MY19 MK7.5 GTI Bunny
How much were the door puddle lights?
I've had these for some time now. They came off my 2016 Golf Wagon. New they were I think something like $20 or less each? Brain fart sorry.

OEM Audi A3/S3 rear suspension harmonic damper. Details on what it is and why I got it can be found here. PN: 1K0 505 563

Interested to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think this helped with NVH?
Haven't driven much but the little I have tells my ears there is a slight difference. It doesn't make the car quieter - just changes the frequency of any rear suspension bangs. Going over bumps no longer sounds like a bunch of loose wooden logs rolling around the hatch (y)
 

Ridebjj

Go Kart Newbie
Location
lasVegas
I would say im very mechanically inclined and I have read through install instructions for doing a clutch, there was a part of me that said 'ya i can do this' and the other part of me was like nah im gonna mess something up lol I feel like it might seem easy but the job is pretty hard
It's certainly possible something gets botched and my next post after this is trying to source a new transmission.

This is the most involved diy I've done but I figure it should just be a matter of learning what is needed well before hand, then just going slow and double checking every step. Other installs had 2 or 3 steps, this one has about 20.

We will see if it was worth it to save the $800 - $1000 in labor. I was right on the fence about it until the quarantine happened.
 

KyACRASH

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Southern Pines, NC
Ride
2015 GTI 6MT
This is my first vw clutch yes, but I have been preparing for several months and have watched all the vids and read even more info in the time leading up to this. Knowledge is power, blah blah blah.

When all is said and done, it's mostly just nuts and bolts.
I would say im very mechanically inclined and I have read through install instructions for doing a clutch, there was a part of me that said 'ya i can do this' and the other part of me was like nah im gonna mess something up lol I feel like it might seem easy but the job is pretty hard
I'm a complete DIY-er, and had no trouble doing the clutch. It helped to have a friend, but I'm positive I could have done it alone, just would have taken longer.

Just make sure you have the right tools, and some time (which most of us have plenty of right now...).

If you look at the ECS brand clutch kit on their website you can download their instructions, which are pretty good. And they include a page you can print out that will help keep track of all the hardware you removed and where it goes.

Ridebjj said it right - it's just nuts and bolts.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
Let's see... Some of these mods I did two months ago (Helix+MIB2 8" screen+brain upgrade & Golf R glove box), but the rest were all done this past week. Call me a masochist, but I love tinkering for hours on end. Yes I am tired! ;)

Dirty bunny



OEM trunk carpeting - PN: 5GM 863 007 CA9


OEM Euro Passat 3BG LED door puddle lights (all 4 doors). Next up are the two OEM LED under-seat lights for the rear.


OEM Intake block off plate - PN: 5Q0 129 849


Drilled out driver's side intake opening.


OEM Euro Amber Sequential LED tails - PN: 5G1 052 200 C (sold as a set of 4 w/drivers side rear fog lamp).






Various OEM under body aero covers (Yesssss! The car is much quieter inside now!). Extensive DIYs and details (credit to Golf Dave) can be found here. Next on the to-do list is the Tiguan subframe cover mod.






OEM Audi A3/S3 rear suspension harmonic damper. Details on what it is and why I got it can be found here. PN: 1K0 505 563




OEM Washer Fluid Cap thingy with hinge - PN: 4M0 955 267






Figured a way to enable the valet parking feature on accident using VCDS. Because I permanently turned off Auto Stop/Start months ago I remapped the button to act as the Valet Parking enabling/disabling mechanism. When turned on it cripples the MIB2 (cuts bluetooth and all audio features)!

I never valet my cars, but still something cool to have.
:laugh:






Fixed drivers side window switch bass rattle with oodles of Tesa Tape. Has driven me nuts for the 6,000 miles of ownership.


All for now...
I never valet my car either but programming the stop/start button for that is cool. Nice job with everything.
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
bought 7$ 60inch piece of chrome vinyl wrap from amazon, wanted to wrap the red strip of the front grill, safe to say its going to stay red. Wrap is super hard to work with and the front piece is very very hard to wrap (for someone with no experience) You cannot take the red strip off grill, there are clips on back but part of it goes under the VW emblem so that wasn't an option. Maybe I bought the wrong wrap I dont know but it was like a dang sticker, not easy to work with at all
 

scott59

New member
Location
Southern Arizona
mk7_bk,
I used some stuff called Prostripe, think most auto stores have it, it's 1/4" wide so you need to do 2 rows lapped a little. Definitely not perfect looking up close but past a few feet away doesn't look too bad, not very expensive so might be worth a try.

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Prostripe Pinstripe.jpg
 

El_bigote_AJ

Go Kart Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Ride
2019 GTI bunny
bought 7$ 60inch piece of chrome vinyl wrap from amazon, wanted to wrap the red strip of the front grill, safe to say its going to stay red. Wrap is super hard to work with and the front piece is very very hard to wrap (for someone with no experience) You cannot take the red strip off grill, there are clips on back but part of it goes under the VW emblem so that wasn't an option. Maybe I bought the wrong wrap I dont know but it was like a dang sticker, not easy to work with at all
I used black amazon sheet vinyl to wrap the chrome on my grill, you need a heat gun to properly work with the wrap material.

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mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
This is what I tried to work with: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CIRINJ2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , maybe im just doing it wrong, i have a heat gun, i have exacto knife, i have what i need but this stuff is impossible to work with. I want both stripes chrome, tried to cut it and get it perfect to cover all the red and its not easy, the vinyl has sticky on the bottom and it doesn't wanna go up in the crack of the grill, such a mess
 

Strange Mud

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Small Town CT
Ride
2017 GTI Sport
1. mk7, pin striping is available in various widths try amazon

2. Quail, What is a Golf R glove box?


and another installment of nothing interesting I had another 400 mile tank new gas price of $2.05. Still on my snow's hopefully next wknd those will get taken off. The forecast say's yes my schedule says maybe.
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
1. mk7, pin striping is available in various widths try amazon

2. Quail, What is a Golf R glove box?


and another installment of nothing interesting I had another 400 mile tank new gas price of $2.05. Still on my snow's hopefully next wknd those will get taken off. The forecast say's yes my schedule says maybe.
yes im going to try autozone shortly, amazon wait times are pretty bad at the moment.
 
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