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Found this on the mk5 blog!

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Press ECON and the UP ARROW button, the one that puts the air near the windscreen vents.

Then the left temp display and panel show the channel + subchannel. The large number is the main channel, with the little number top right being the sub channel.

The Left temp control twisty bit changes the MAIN channel, the central twisty bit (fan speed) changes the sub channel.

Following are what they do, does anyone have this in english?


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1) Remote Window Closure / Opening

After leaving the car, press the 'lock' on the remote, and keep it held down (on)....the windows and sunroof will close (only whilst you hold the remote button)

Conversely, pressing the 'unlock' on the remote, and keeping it held down will open the windows (but not sunroof)
Release the remote when they are at desired position!

2) Windscreen Wiper Access

The windscreen wipers are neatly tucked away when not in use for aerodynamics and safety.

To clean under them or change the blades is easy!

With the ignition key in 'off' position or removed, pull the wiper stalk down momentarily.
The wipers will wipe to 12 o'clock position and remain in that position.

After completing your task, simply repeat the wiper stalk action and the wipers will 'park' in the usual position.

3) Fuel Flap Release

The electric fuel flap release is inhibited if travelling at over 5mph (a guess)

4) Automatic Rear Screen Wipe

With your windscreen wipers activated in any mode, selecting reverse will cause the rear screen wiper to wipe once.

5) Headlamp Washers

Headlamp washers will only wash if your headlights are switched 'on' - at the first time you wash your windscreen, and then every fifth time your wash your windscreen (resets after ingition switched off)
 

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Zone Climate Control Synchronization

if you hold down the AUTO button for three seconds, it will synchronize the temperature setting on both sides of the car to match that of the drivers side. When ever the driver changes his temp setting it will also change it on the passenger side, until a passenger changes their side.
 

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If you push ECON + rights button near Recirculated air. You will show into each screen in the climatronic several interesting values. If you go to channel 19 you will show in the right screen the speed, rpm, motor temp. The are others interesting channels but by the moment there is no info. To go to another channel just move the left temp selector to move to another subchannel just move the right temp selector.
 

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DSG gearbox (with paddles)
If you're in normal D mode on the gearbox, you can engage manual control by just flipping one of the paddles. You can then go up and down the gears with the paddles. It will automatically slip back into D mode if left alone in the same gear for a while, or when you come to a stop. Another way of changing back to auto is to pull one of the paddles and hold it for about 3 seconds. All of this is done without having to move the gearstick over to the + - setting.
 

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Radio Trick

If you hold down the MENU button whilst on FM or AM, until the radio emits a 'boop' the display will then alter to show a signal meter for the station you are listening to and some other useless bumf.
 

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Single-side parking light

When parking on a very dark street (for example - no street lightings), to prevent some one stupid hitting your car by accident, you can switch on one single side parking light. The single side paring light only lights on one side (either left or right) of front (small light only) and rear small light, the number plate light is not on, to use as less power as possible.

To switch on the "single side parking light": Turn on either left or right indicator, then switch off the engine and lock the car. Once you locked the car, the direction indicator will no longer be flashing, and the "single side parking light" switched on instead.

They use it more often in Germany....
 

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Speed Warning

set the speed warning:- With the ignition on, go to "SPEED WARNING" on the display, using the end "up/down" buttons on the right hand stalk end. You will see SPEED WARNING over dashes, Pressing the reset button, on the bottom of the stalk changes the dashes to a highlighted 20. You can now select the desired speed, using the stalk end "up/down" buttons, in 5mph increments. Press the reset button again to accept it, which removes the highlighting.

While this is set, you will hear a chime every time you pass up through the set speed, with a reminder on the display.

To remove the warning, go to "SPEED WARNING" and press the reset button. this replaces the speed set with dashes.
 

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Clean Air

When using the windscreen washers and whilst reversing, the Climatic air conditioning system automatically switches into recirculate mode to reduce nasty smells entering the cabin. The LED on the recirculate button does NOT illuminate but if you have the fan set to speed 2 or above you can hear it speed up. Recirculation continues for about 15 seconds after you finish using the windscreen washers.
 

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Stop.. No go...

Pressing the brake (sufficient to light the brake lights) at the same time as the accelerator causes the ECU to ignore the accelerator input. This demonstrates the Drive by Wire system
 

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Locked

When locking your Mk V, pressing the lock button on the remote twice causes the doors to be locked but does not activate the deadlocks or alarm. This is useful say, if you want to lock someone inside the car. The key indicator on the interior central locking button will glow orange to indicate that the deadlocks are not engaged and the red LED on the driver's door will not flash indicating that the alarm is not engaged.
 

marx92x

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Automatic turn signals (for changing lanes)

I've noticed that when changing lanes, you don't have to press the turn signal stalk all the way down or up (where it clicks into place). If you just bump it, the turn signal will flash for about 3 seconds. Doing this prevents you from accidently leaving the blinker on while driving (which most people hate).

I guess the only reason to "click" the turn signal would be if you were stopped and turning.
 

NewYorkMike

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i couldn;t get the window trick to work on my GTI...did i do something wrong? IS there something else that I would have to do? THis would be incredibly helpful to me (in Arizona)

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NewYorkMike

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i have read of an option which would require the Vag-Com to turn on regarding the windows...maybe this is it. Now to find someone wwith a vag com in arizona
 
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