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Old 02-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #211
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On Sunday the TTOC hosted their main annual show - evenTT18 - within the stunning grounds of Burghley House. Near a hundred TT of all generations turned up to celebrate 20 years since the introduction of the Mk1.

I made an at the gate decision to enter the Show & Shine and found myself in some very distinguished concours company so had resigned myself to enjoying the taking part. Absolutely chuffed to bits to be awarded 2nd place behind Chris Woods stunning V6!

And as if that wasn't enough I went on to be awarded "Car of the day" by those attending! A very proud moment and makes all the effort so worth it - the car lives outside in all weather - and Saturday was spent removing a covering of Sahara sand!

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Absolutely brilliant, very well done on your awards. Certainly deserve it with the looks of those photos!
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:50 PM   #213
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This week I started a small OEM+ mod to improve the aesthetics of the aftermarket Bluetooth/USB/Aux-in audi unit that I use for streaming music, calls and charging.

I've had the unit slotted in the document shelf under the steering wheel - but found I kept snagging the hanging USB lead whilst getting in and out - which did the socket no favours.

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I've decided on a hidden re-install behind the lower dash using OE parts from the VAG range, specifically the Golf mk7 -install a USB/3.5mm Aux-in socket in the cubbyhole below the headlight switch. The socket uses a FAKRA connection for the USB so I've sourced a FAKRA to female USB adaptor/lead.

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Congrats on the trophies, car looks spot on!! Any chance you could post a link to where that FAKRA to female USB lead came from please? Would be really handy to know as I have a similar sort of install going on in my SQ5. Thanks
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Congrats on the awards, I’m even more impressed now I know the car lives outside 24/7


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Well done that man.

Just goes to show what you put in you get back.

Great work and a great car.
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Congrats on the trophies, car looks spot on!! Any chance you could post a link to where that FAKRA to female USB lead came from please? Would be really handy to know as I have a similar sort of install going on in my SQ5. Thanks
Thanks!

Heres a link to the lead - though don't be in to much of a rush to buy one as I'm waiting on a replacement as it wasn't providing power?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Afterm...53.m1438.l2649
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Nuts! That’s what I wanted it for! I’ve moved the original socket to make lie easier and I was planning on using this to convert the old USB into a power only socket. Thanks for the link anyway though
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MOT passed today at 38,257 miles - with no advisories.

Only covered 1,264 miles since the last!
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Someone did mention there was a TT show on at Burghley but i never thought anymore of it, i was too busy in the garden, i guess i should have got off me bum and had a look given its around 1 mile from my house.
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Nuts! That’s what I wanted it for! I’ve moved the original socket to make lie easier and I was planning on using this to convert the old USB into a power only socket. Thanks for the link anyway though
The replacement FAKRA to male USB lead also didn't work - still failing to provide power to any device connected to the USB dash socket.

So I found another solution - I bought an inexpensive 60cm male/female USB lead, cracked open the top/bottom halves of the dash socket female USB/FAKRA case, removed the components inside, trimmed the rubber around the female connector of the USB lead to fit tightly inside the OE case and clipped the case back together - holding it in place.

So now just a USB pass through - works perfect.

There are cheaper ready made options on eBay - but I wanted a genuine VAG socket/facia.
Golf Mk7 socket was £25, USB lead £1.50, 3.5mm female/female jack connector £1 and the audio lead I had.

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