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  • in reply to: Touchscreens Vs. Knobs & switches? #108694

    Winston
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    I know nothing stands still and progress is progress, but I’d be lost without a knob…

    🙈🤣

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    in reply to: Which Benefits are we entitled to? #106595

    Winston
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    Does any of the Scottish members on here receive SDS , Self Directed Support?

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    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #106566

    Winston
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    Just noticed the Audi A4 black edition has disappeared from the scheme

    As much as it a fine looking and top quality motor , I did think the AP was pretty expensive and not that disabled friendly

    but it was still good to see it on the scheme as it was another option

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    in reply to: Any one else seen this frequent event #106561

    Winston
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    😘

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  Winston.

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    in reply to: Tiguan r line tech #106558

    Winston
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    I think the guy made yours himself on his lunch break lol

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    in reply to: Any one else seen this frequent event #106547

    Winston
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    Now there is 2 of you… 🤔🙈🤣

    you can talk all night to the “other” person and leave me out of your little episode 👍🏻

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    in reply to: Any one else seen this frequent event #106545

    Winston
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    different medication from you lol

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    in reply to: Any one else seen this frequent event #106543

    Winston
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    Lay off the drugs man! or perhaps take more 🤔

    either way leave me out of your mess 🙈

    sleepy time 🥱😴🥱😴

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    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #94744

    Winston
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    After having a few nice sunyish days that’s were crisp n cold it’s back to the giant watering can in sky

    crapola ?

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    in reply to: Who Would be Jacobite King of the UK Today? #94743

    Winston
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    Amazing even lol

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    in reply to: Who Would be Jacobite King of the UK Today? #94742

    Winston
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    It sure is, I’m not sure if it helps or hinders my insomnia ?

    but I love where it takes you, one minute looking at giant ships being launched then before you know it you’re looking at super massive stars millions of times bigger than earth , a few hours later you’re looking at the luckiest escapes ever caught on action cameras

    and everything else in between , amazon ha

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    in reply to: Please suggest right car for us #94184

    Winston
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    I remember when the first puma was released with the cool advert and accompanying tune

    I must have just turned 20ish or something , I thought they looked great! A million times better than my pals rust bucket fiestas and Novas!

    this was obviously long before the days of LED everything  , bags of tech at your finger tips and sharp/aggressive styling

    actually saw one last month! It’s actually aged worse than me lol

    but that new one looks good, and I’m sure will be popular!

     

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    in reply to: VW tiguan allspace….electric boot lid? #85323

    Winston
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    Thanks pops ??

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    in reply to: VW tiguan allspace….electric boot lid? #85320

    Winston
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    It’s entirely up to you what you do, and you know your own mind

    But there is absolutely zero risk using a tool like OBD11

    You’re not remapping the car or turning it into Knight Rider, you might be scared off from it with all the jargon from ur dealer, vw and mota

     

    But if you have the car you want, and want an end to all this malarky then I think it’s the way to go

    Remember if you did it via OBD11 it’s not permanent, you can change it back to standard whenever you want

    Anyways that’s just my opinion, but I think you’re worrying over nothing

     

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    in reply to: VW tiguan allspace….electric boot lid? #85242

    Winston
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    If It were me I’d get it done privately whether it is someone on here, someone on a forum etc and be done with it and move on to many years of happy motoring

    You’ve tried official channels and this it’s like the houses of Parliament, 10 different people get involved which result in 10 different outcomes

    If you decide to get the key coded and  did this, no one is ever going to search for it whenever it goes in for a service, repair, Mot etc

    It’s never going to flag up as it’s so irrelevant

    I did the exact same to my previous car, and myself and lots of others have no doubt tweaked lots of different things on the cars using OBD11 etc

    So I wouldn’t be scared to go down this route

    I’d just say thanks for your help, do what you want and keep it to yourself

    Don’t be scared of the big bad wolf

     

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    in reply to: Local Vw dealer closes #85126

    Winston
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    Wise words and I’m glad your son paid attention!

    I’m sure we’ve all been stung there once before or know someone very close to us  who has

    I’ve been going to a fair few dealerships with a friend recently who changes her mind more than the Scottish climate does!

    But it doesn’t matter what Arnold Clark branch I go to, I just get a horrible vibe off the place the min I roll in

    And have this uncontrollable urge to smack the “advisor” with my one of my crutches when he starts to talk ???

     

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    in reply to: Local Vw dealer closes #85113

    Winston
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    I wish my 10 nearest VW dealerships would all close as they are all Arnold Clark ?

    The staff are like a blend of DFS, Kwik Fit and your local GP Receptionists all rolled into one

    Smashing… ?

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84393

    Winston
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    I’ve got OBD11 and I did the throttle response yesterday, I can notice the difference so that’s a good one to do

    I did a few other things I did c

    Rear Drls are now on during the day

    Activated the option to turn all Drls off I want

    Activated the colour ambient lighting ( only on the Aid and little border on the infotainment screen )

    Changed the theme on the Aid a few times between R, GTI etc, current have it on GTI

    I activated the needle sweep and even though it said it was successful it doesn’t sweep when I start the car, no big deal but it would nice to have

    Handy bits of kit to have for 50 bucks

     

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84372

    Winston
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    That’s great Rico, thanks very much for that info, I’ve found myself using the touch handle to lock the car as its so easy and simple

    So I’ll be testing out that then double click method

    Much appreciated! ??

    Any of tips n tricks just keep them coming lol

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84370

    Winston
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    Magic thanks mate, I’ll give that a bash

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84298

    Winston
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    @philjb

    Just a wee update…

    So I nipped outside there when it’s dark and low and behold the white background lighting is on

    I checked on the main screen and  it shows background lighting Off, clicking it toggles the lights on and off but it is always displayed as Off

    Must be some conflict with having the 30 colour ambient lighting activated, but that’s nothing to worry about as the both work fine

    Just coudnt test the background lighting today during the day obviously

    So All good in the hood!

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84291

    Winston
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    I’ve saw a Russian tiguan where the guy has installed the multi colour version of the lights we have and it looks fab

    But it involves a lot of faffing about, faffing that’s above my level of expertise lol

    I’ve got one thing that it’ll try tonight when it’s dark and see how I get on

    So I’ll report back with an update

    Ha those were the days! I remember when I got a mk5 gti I did the same but got the brightest smd bulbs I could find for the interior ,(  went through a few fuses aswell ) and the big switch on had the effect of staring at the sun after an eclipse!

    Absolutely blinding lol, what a tube I looked ?

    But you live n learn eh

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84268

    Winston
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    @philjb

    Hi,

    I was just in the car using OBD11 on it for the first time

    I activated the ambient colours, I tried the 10 and 30

    Its a nice option to have even if its only on your AID and slight border on the main infotainment display, but I noticed when you activate it that it turns of your background lighting

    Have you activated the colour ambient lighting and if so is there a way around losing the background lighting?

    If you know?

    Cheers

     

     

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84252

    Winston
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    ???

    What a red neck going to the dealers to admit their curiosity got the better of them ??

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    in reply to: Whats this button for again???? #84206

    Winston
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    I always use the disable interior monitoring button, well I did when my previous cars had one

    I put the back seats down and have some blankets and king size duvet to pad it out to make a little mini camper van for me and the dog on our road trips

    So if we fancy a sleep or rest and want the boot closed and car locked it was always handy having that button on the door

    I must admit I was looking forward to getting my hands on the new car with all the personalised settings etc

    But since having it a few weeks I haven’t bothered with any of it really, I think it’s still on the display that was set when I collected it

    I had the same physical button on my previous car for drive select but I just keep this always on Sport and flick between Sport and Drive on the gearbox

    The headlights and that feature you mention are good though, I still get flashed now n again from drivers coming towards me but I’m used to thay from my previous car and I’m more than happy to return the favour ?

    I used the ACC on the journey home from Hull but that was 3 weeks ago and I haven’t used it since

    I think I’ll have to read the manual to figure out how to use it again ?

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