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Old 06-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #188
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Hey sabo,

I saw that you have your windshield tinted. Can you provide me more detail on the film used, where you got it done and so on.
Also, how do you manage yearly inspection?
Do you go to a VW dealer?
Any trouble being rejected due to the windshield tint?
Do you usually tell them up front you have a tint on the windshield?
Do they allow you to put the sticker instead of them putting it on?
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:34 AM   #189
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Hey sabo,

I saw that you have your windshield tinted. Can you provide me more detail on the film used, where you got it done and so on.
Also, how do you manage yearly inspection?
Do you go to a VW dealer?
Any trouble being rejected due to the windshield tint?
Do you usually tell them up front you have a tint on the windshield?
Do they allow you to put the sticker instead of them putting it on?


I think the ceramic tint is pretty clear - it just reduces IR heat transmittance, not light so much. Doubtful anyone can even tell there is a tint applied.

I think the only reason I would tell an inspection place about it is so they don't tear it if they use a razor blade to scratch off the old NY State inspection sticker in the lower corner of the windshield.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:24 AM   #190
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My shop reinstalled the inspection and registration using clear double sided tape but they laminated the stickers beforehand so all you have to do is pull it off with you fingers


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Old 12-07-2017, 01:46 AM   #191
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33. USB Reroute

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Continuing my front cubby modifications with a rerouting of the USB connection. I currently have a retractable USB that I use to connect my phone. I typically lay my phone in the cup holder or on the passenger seat, however this take up space for drinks or space for someone's arse. Also to get your hand in that front cubby to remove the USB is well, difficult.

Why: I want to get the phone out of those spaces and mount someone permanently on the dash somewhere. I don't like phone mounts and wires running in plain view. Clean, must be clean.

Cable Route: I plan to route the cable up through the middle vents and have a mount over the airbag warning light.

Cost: Cable + grommet + Magnetic Mount ~$30.

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DIY Guide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/209ei5rzbc...7%20R.pdf?dl=0

Few resulting pics below.
I've found a magnetic base that charges if you've got a wireless charging device too. Might go well with that setup.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:36 AM   #192
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I've found a magnetic base that charges if you've got a wireless charging device too. Might go well with that setup.

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Ooh yeah, and if you prefer a windshield mount like me, you can check out iOttie’s new wireless charger as well!


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Old 12-07-2017, 06:02 AM   #193
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SABO RESURECT THIS THREAD!
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:46 PM   #194
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bring me back....what should be next?
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:37 PM   #195
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just been enjoying the car lately, break from the mods....




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Old 12-10-2017, 05:38 PM   #196
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Black looks so sexy but I just couldnt do it after my BMP mk6 and the scratches and swirls. love the car man!
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:39 PM   #197
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Sabo has big feet.

Welcome back.
Begin mods, I need winter entertainment.




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Old 12-10-2017, 08:21 PM   #198
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haha...it was s bit slippery...extending my footprint. btw that is Blue Ridge parkway in southwest VA....early getaway christmas gift with the wifey.


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Old 12-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #199
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haha...it was s bit slippery...extending my footprint. btw that is Blue Ridge parkway in southwest VA....early getaway christmas gift with the wifey.


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Nice.
And even better in an R.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #200
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haha...it was s bit slippery...extending my footprint. btw that is Blue Ridge parkway in southwest VA....early getaway christmas gift with the wifey.


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Ha. I was just about to guess this looked like BRP. I was gonna guess wintergreen-area, but i don't think they've seen that much snow yet.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:02 AM   #201
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First I want to say thanks for your thread and your detailed writeups and documentation! Much appreciated and you've given me much inspiration and ideas for these QOL mods, I've done more than a few of these.

May sound like a dumb question but how did you go about removing all the rear trim + carpet in the hatch? I got some sound deadening stuff a while ago and I've been hesitant to try pulling at that crap up because I'm not sure where to start and don't want to break a bunch of clips. The few times I tried I gave up after feeling like I was gonna start breaking stuff. I've searched but can't really find any good info. Any tips appreciated!
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:20 AM   #202
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First I want to say thanks for your thread and your detailed writeups and documentation! Much appreciated and you've given me much inspiration and ideas for these QOL mods, I've done more than a few of these.

May sound like a dumb question but how did you go about removing all the rear trim + carpet in the hatch? I got some sound deadening stuff a while ago and I've been hesitant to try pulling at that crap up because I'm not sure where to start and don't want to break a bunch of clips. The few times I tried I gave up after feeling like I was gonna start breaking stuff. I've searched but can't really find any good info. Any tips appreciated!
Wish I could remember. I just started pulling on stuff. The super thin "carpet" pulls out of places, and I think I remember having to unscrew a few T20 screws, and pull some trim out of the way. I believe the back middle trim piece comes completely off, and the bottom of each side I pulled off to expose the bottom, but didn't pull it off completely...

Here, check out my review here, I put all my pics in there. I'm sorry though, I didn't explain how to pull the backside stuff out. :/

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showth...ght=soundskins
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:26 AM   #203
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All good.. thanks anyway.. that gives me some ideas. I'll have to give it the good college try when I have some more time
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:41 AM   #204
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All good.. thanks anyway.. that gives me some ideas. I'll have to give it the good college try when I have some more time


im the same as quebster....dont exactly remember the order. let me have a look this weekend and ill see if it comes back to me


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