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    New kid on the block

    Hello VW gurus!

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    I am excited to join the world of VW having just purchased for my lovely daughter a gorgeous 2007 Beetle Cabriolet Luna 1.6 engine beige.

    Coming from the world of Mercedes and Audi, the VW has that 'German' feel and i'm keen to learn from you all !

    The car drives lovely and nice and solid.

    There are 2 things that I need to fix:


    • One reversing sensor is pushed in (should be easy to fix)
    • The drivers heated seat does not appear to work, would this be the switch or the seat thats gone normally?

    Lastly the bonnet handle inside pops off, is there a way to keep it on?


    Thanks in advance.
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    New kid on the block

    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!
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    I understand, don't worry I'm here to help others too. As an engineer I love fixing things, so will report back when I can

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    no one ? im surprised at little response ?
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    Hi
    Sorry for the late reply. Nice car by the way. My wife has had hers from new in 2004 and loves it.
    From memory the rear sensor is held in the bumper bracket that is moulded to the bumper cover. If that is broken then you might have to fix it in place with a glass fibre type filler. To do it properly you will have to remove the bumper cover which is quite a big job as the rear wings have to come off at the same time.
    For the heated seats I assume that you have checked the fuses and all the connectors. Be carefully not to disturb any of the wiring or connectors to the airbags in the seats. I would see if I could get a secondhand switch and try that first.
    As for the bonnet release have a good look at the plastic as that might be broken. The car is getting to the age when the plastic parts will start to fail.

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    Okay, so I have found that 3 of the rear sensors are faulty and expensive to replace, so I will buy aftermarket ones that fit within the original holes

    The heated seats seem to working okay now, is it usually the switch that is temperamental do you know?

    The bonnet release is clipped back in now and okay.

    The door stay I have managed to repair, by making a bracket and bolting this to the door, this avoided buying a new door.

    The temperamental door lock I have now replaced with a second hand one and works great, although when I press the door lock on the inside of the door, I hear the motor operate but you can still open the door from the outside. However at least it locks and un-locks with the remote now !
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1EK View Post
    although when I press the door lock on the inside of the door, I hear the motor operate but you can still open the door from the outside.
    This can happen if you have the Bowden cable plastic catch set too tight and high up in the handle groove slot.
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    understood, i will check this.
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    I actually unclipped the Bowden cable, bit still the same sadly

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    Probably a faulty unit then, it is why I refuse customers requests to use them or the fleaBay Chinese copies, when they go wrong I end up paying the labour so it is too painful.
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    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
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    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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