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What did you do to your mk7 today?

dequardo

Autocross Newbie
Location
America’s Dairyland
Car(s)
‘21 GLI Autobahn GLI
Received 11 water pump warranty clarification post cards.
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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Here the entire time
Car(s)
2019 Golf R

DrFunkalupicus

Autocross Champion
Location
Topeka
Car(s)
2016 VW GTI S
What do the post cards clarify? Anything different than the letters that went out recently?
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
Read all 11 postcards and report back pls
 

Anthony3o55

Autocross Champion
Location
South FL
Replaced my window switch on the drivers side. I put my windows down every time I drive my car. The switch to put the driver’s window down started to have issues. First the auto-roll stopped working, would have to hold the switch down. After a while I had to press down hard to put the window down. It got so bad I had to push down really hard and then the buttons all stopped working. Broke the bottom piece off. I was able to get one for less than $40 from ShopDAP. I believe its aftermarket, the new one feels alot better as in sturdy. To roll the window automatically you gotta give more effort on the switch. OEM is very gentle, if you’re not gentle you’ll end up breaking the switch like I did.

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Subliminal

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
Replaced my window switch on the drivers side. I put my windows down every time I drive my car. The switch to put the driver’s window down started to have issues. First the auto-roll stopped working, would have to hold the switch down. After a while I had to press down hard to put the window down. It got so bad I had to push down really hard and then the buttons all stopped working. Broke the bottom piece off. I was able to get one for less than $40 from ShopDAP. I believe its aftermarket, the new one feels alot better as in sturdy. To roll the window automatically you gotta give more effort on the switch. OEM is very gentle, if you’re not gentle you’ll end up breaking the switch like I did.

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What year is your car? The windows and horn on my 2017 both require a good bit more force than my previous (also new) cars
 

Wastegate13

Autocross Champion
Location
SoFla
I wish I could swap my turn signal stalk with the one from my 15 gti. I’d say 50% of the time I activate the full signal when attempting to use the convenience detent.
 

Anthony3o55

Autocross Champion
Location
South FL
What year is your car? The windows and horn on my 2017 both require a good bit more force than my previous (also new) cars
2017 GTI S build late 2016. The amount of money I spent of fixing shit.

-Injectors (cylinder 2 went bad)
-Bleeder block (had delay valve delete, it ended up blowing leaking all the fluid out)
-Factory speakers blew
-E Brake leather peeled off

Add the window switch to the list.
 

dequardo

Autocross Newbie
Location
America’s Dairyland
Car(s)
‘21 GLI Autobahn GLI
What do the post cards clarify? Anything different than the letters that went out recently?
It just listed all the different models and years affected.
 

DrFunkalupicus

Autocross Champion
Location
Topeka
Car(s)
2016 VW GTI S
Thank you
 

DrFunkalupicus

Autocross Champion
Location
Topeka
Car(s)
2016 VW GTI S
2017 GTI S build late 2016. The amount of money I spent of fixing shit.

-Injectors (cylinder 2 went bad)
-Bleeder block (had delay valve delete, it ended up blowing leaking all the fluid out)
-Factory speakers blew
-E Brake leather peeled off

Add the window switch to the list.
I had the same thing happen with the leather on my ebrake and it was such a pain in the ass to get off and I could never get the factory OEM one I ordered as a replacement to go back on the whole way. It was just a hair off, but would cause the button to stick. I ended up saying the hell with it and switched it out with an aluminum ECS one. It's held up well and the finish has held up well in the sun, and the install was tooooons easier than fighting with the press fit stock one.
 

Anthony3o55

Autocross Champion
Location
South FL
I had the same thing happen with the leather on my ebrake and it was such a pain in the ass to get off and I could never get the factory OEM one I ordered as a replacement to go back on the whole way. It was just a hair off, but would cause the button to stick. I ended up saying the hell with it and switched it out with an aluminum ECS one. It's held up well and the finish has held up well in the sun, and the install was tooooons easier than fighting with the press fit stock one.
It really was a pain in the ass. You need to put one leg on the drivers side and the other in the passenger side. Regarding the issue you experienced, mine was off as well and the button wouldnt click normally. All you gotta do is pull the ebrake up, get a rag, wrap it around the tip of the lever and hit/tap a hammer on the edge and it would slide into place perfectly. (avoid hitting the button)
 

HelloNewman

Go Kart Champion
Location
SoCal
Car(s)
Mk7
Crossed 100k today. APR stage 1 from 50k, still on the factory clutch. Bought new in late 2014, never had a CEL. Only failed parts on the car so far have been a driver visor light that was DOA, a window switch, and a suspension part that clunked. Overall, extremely happy with the car.
 

krvnked

Go Kart Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
MK7.5
Crossed 100k today. APR stage 1 from 50k, still on the factory clutch. Bought new in late 2014, never had a CEL. Only failed parts on the car so far have been a driver visor light that was DOA, a window switch, and a suspension part that clunked. Overall, extremely happy with the car.
this is my plan. stage 1 when the warranty is up. good to hear.
 
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