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  1. black_sheep

    Which battery charger?

    Halfords own brand ones are also made by Ring. I bought their smart charger as I had a trade card and you generally get more £ off their own brand stuff purely so I could change the rear brake pads. As an engineer, I see a 5-6 year old design as reliable and proven technology with better value...
  2. black_sheep

    ST Wheel Fitment 18s

    They are a really nice looking rim (I prefer them to my Cupra alloys), and I think that Borbet are the OEM for several VAG wheel options so fitment will be fine. I’d be interested to know how far out the rim spokes protrude when you get them?
  3. black_sheep

    Damaged Boot Trim

    Is it where the wire is exiting that you can’t get the trim to sit flush? If so, can you use a drill bit to cut a semi-circle onto the edge of the trim where the cable exits? If you are going to replace the trim you can practice on the damaged one. Just don’t position this hole near the inner...
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    Damaged Boot Trim

    I assume that you are wanting to prevent the the metal tab from detaching itself from the plastic trim? If that is the case then I would refit the metal tab onto the plastic trim and drill a hole (1.5 mm) through the centre of the tab (serated section that grips the plastic) - then using some...
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    Forge MQB Intercooler install guide?

    Have you looked on the forge website for the fitting instructions for other MQB platforms? Golf Mk7, A3/S3 8V etc Mk7 GTI instructions here may help: https://www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/?download_id=319
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    Rear fog light fault?

    On other MQB cars this feature was always able to be added as an adaptation - think that it was standard on Audi: https://www.stemei.de/pages/coding/seat-leon-5f/warnung-fahrt-mit-nebelschlusslicht.php I used to code it in for people when based in Germany post swapping the fog light lenses...
  7. black_sheep

    Rear fog light fault?

    I thought that the max speed with rear fog lights was 50 kph in some markets ie Germany, hence warning message, but shouldn’t be active in UK.
  8. black_sheep

    Climate issues?

    Some info on the first fault here: http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/P068A/001674
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    Climate issues?

    Bit of a catch 22. Ordinarily scan the car, clear the DTC codes, drive for a few days/weeks and then re-scan to see what codes have re-appeared. Your battery looks like the OEM one fitted from new - unless it’s been swapped via a donor vehicle. In your case tomorrow, scan the car but don’t...
  10. black_sheep

    Climate issues?

    Not necessarily: https://batteryworld.varta-automotive.com/en-gb/efb-or-agm-which-battery-do-i-need EFBs are used on smaller engine stop start systems - OP has the 1.4 ACT.
  11. black_sheep

    Need help on a mk3 ST 184 dsg FL

    There should be footwell lighting and ambient lighting in the doors on the FR. @Woody_72 On the pre-FL models the ambient lighting strips change between white and red (sport driver mode selected) - the brightness is adjusted via the interior light settings if low or set to white they are very...
  12. black_sheep

    Climate issues?

    One other thing that you could try is a recalibration of the ventilation flaps. Ignition on (but don’t start engine) >> press and hold for 5 seconds the ‘A/C’ plus ‘front vent’ buttons >> release. When you release, the lights for these two buttons will flash alternately. When they stop...
  13. black_sheep

    Climate issues?

    Ok, the SOC is not the most reliable, but the fact that you are getting — % reading is indicative that this may be a place to start the fault diagnosis. Due to the stop/start system and electronic control modules these vehicles are very sensitive to battery type / battery control module issues...
  14. black_sheep

    Climate issues?

    Have you checked the battery voltage/state of charge? You can find out the state of charge following this video: The battery control module has the ability to shed services if the battery charge is too low. You have stated that you’ve only completed 500 miles in two months and short journeys...
  15. black_sheep

    Help with removing interior trim.

    Airbag out, then they unclip:
  16. black_sheep

    Outside Air Temperature

    Video here:
  17. black_sheep

    Damaged Boot Trim

    Take it to a body shop and get them to plastic weld or bodge it with a soldering iron. A quick video is here: https://makezine.com/2017/02/16/plastic-repair/ Trim panels like this are usually cheaper than you think - I would just put it down to experience and buy a new one. Just be careful...
  18. black_sheep

    Leon led headlight

    There is a repair kit if the brackets are broken - you just self-tap the repair brackets over the top of the damaged one. VAG keep this very quiet about this, but they are designed to be repaired after minor bumps. Also try some of the VAG breakers - this one is near me in NE...
  19. black_sheep

    Great Story about a Leon ST Cupra 290 on a German Autobahn

    Autobahn are great to drive until dark and wet. The lines are generally not reflective like the UK and no cats eyes, so unlit sections can be tricky. However, unlike the UK lines are generally well painted so lane assist works far more reliably. The lane lines do have a rippled effect, similar...
  20. black_sheep

    Need help on a mk3 ST 184 dsg FL

    The maintenance schedules for the car can be found here: https://www.seatcupra.net/forums/threads/leon-mk3-official-seat-workshop-manuals-link.442353/ If a fleet car, it’s probably been on long-life servicing up to 2 yrs/30000km (18750 miles). Cam belt is every 210000km (c131k miles). 5 yrs...
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