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Old 04-07-2018, 12:53 PM   #211
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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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Old 10-07-2018, 11:12 PM   #212
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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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Old 12-07-2018, 01:39 PM   #213
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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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Thanks for the update, this was my original plan but I was hoping to make life easy when I saw the FAKRA connection. I’ll work at it this way instead.
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Stunning car, and an incredible thread. The car is a real credit to you!
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Old 28-07-2018, 09:28 AM   #216
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Good to see this in modern classics this morning ��

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Thanks for taking the time to post, I’ve really enjoyed reading. Your car is stunning and you are mad! Keep up the amazing work and I look forward to the updates.
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You could get a cover for your TT, protect it from UV rays etc, I'm not sure what the law is now, but I do see some people leave cars covered on the road.
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Good to see this in modern classics this morning ��
Finally got myself a copy! Its great to see a picture/get a mention in a magazine. This month I've a picture/mention in Audi Driver magazine too for the same event.
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You could get a cover for your TT, protect it from UV rays etc, I'm not sure what the law is now, but I do see some people leave cars covered on the road.
Thanks! - I've thought about covers but I do like to use the car - so taking it on/off is a real PITA. I've concerns about damage to the paint too.

During the summer I will continue regular washing and top ups of the LSP - this winter I hope to find suitable storage for the first time.
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