Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post Reply
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:10 pm

OEM+ wrote:
xiixvi wrote:Daytime run lights

I have a Golf 1.4 TSI DSg with the Rline kit - i have the Rline kit with the headlights below. When i activate daytime run lights, only the outer light goes on, the inner remains off. Any idea how to activate the inner light?Image
Only the Proper R runs both sets of DRLs. All other models only the main light and a park light.

I stand under correction but the R-Line kit is body kit and wheels...
You are correct, only the golf r inner lights switch on. As for other models it's just a mere plastic
flyingdutchman125 wrote:You'd have to be more specific than that ;-)

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Junz
Cadet
Posts: 995
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am
Car Make: Toyota
Car Model: 86 GTS
Membership No: 1912
Location: JHB North

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Junz » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:16 pm

Picked up my Pacific Blue Golf 7 1.4 TSI DSG this week. Pretty happy with the car. Ride quality and interior is much better, coming from a 6C Polo GTI.

Has the following:
- Bi xenon head lights with LEDs
- High beam light assist
- PDC
- Park assist parallel parking
- LED tail lights
- Radio Navigation system

Quick question, my TSI badge has the red "I" - any significance? Saw a Golf 7 today with the all silver TSI badge.
2014 Dark Grey Metallic 86 GTS (Daily)/(Project)

Ex Rides
2015 Pacific Blue Golf TSI (Daily)
2007 Alpine White Tiburon (Project)
2016 Reflex Silver Polo GTI
2013 Deep Black Pearl Polo Vivo GT http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=400
2008 Pearl Black Polo 1.6 Comfortline http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=145714
2005 Red Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 GLS
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:24 pm

Junz wrote:Picked up my Pacific Blue Golf 7 1.4 TSI DSG this week. Pretty happy with the car. Ride quality and interior is much better, coming from a 6C Polo GTI.

Has the following:
- Bi xenon head lights with LEDs
- High beam light assist
- PDC
- Park assist parallel parking
- LED tail lights
- Radio Navigation system

Quick question, my TSI badge has the red "I" - any significance? Saw a Golf 7 today with the all silver TSI badge.
Yours it's a comfortline and the one you saw its a trendline

The TSI with SI in red is a highline model pushing 110kw

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:26 pm

sbu.mah wrote:
Junz wrote:Picked up my Pacific Blue Golf 7 1.4 TSI DSG this week. Pretty happy with the car. Ride quality and interior is much better, coming from a 6C Polo GTI.

Has the following:
- Bi xenon head lights with LEDs
- High beam light assist
- PDC
- Park assist parallel parking
- LED tail lights
- Radio Navigation system

Quick question, my TSI badge has the red "I" - any significance? Saw a Golf 7 today with the all silver TSI badge.
Yours it's a comfortline and the one you saw its a trendline

The TSI with SI in red is a highline model pushing 110kw

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
And the interior also differs - highline comes with the piano black finish and comfortline is silver

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Junz
Cadet
Posts: 995
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am
Car Make: Toyota
Car Model: 86 GTS
Membership No: 1912
Location: JHB North

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Junz » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:33 pm

sbu.mah wrote:
sbu.mah wrote:
Junz wrote:Picked up my Pacific Blue Golf 7 1.4 TSI DSG this week. Pretty happy with the car. Ride quality and interior is much better, coming from a 6C Polo GTI.

Has the following:
- Bi xenon head lights with LEDs
- High beam light assist
- PDC
- Park assist parallel parking
- LED tail lights
- Radio Navigation system

Quick question, my TSI badge has the red "I" - any significance? Saw a Golf 7 today with the all silver TSI badge.
Yours it's a comfortline and the one you saw its a trendline

The TSI with SI in red is a highline model pushing 110kw

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
And the interior also differs - highline comes with the piano black finish and comfortline is silver

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Cool thanks. Im sure I spotted you on Rivonia on Monday afternoon. Was after 5pm or so. I was going towards Sunninghill. Noticed your headlights first.
2014 Dark Grey Metallic 86 GTS (Daily)/(Project)

Ex Rides
2015 Pacific Blue Golf TSI (Daily)
2007 Alpine White Tiburon (Project)
2016 Reflex Silver Polo GTI
2013 Deep Black Pearl Polo Vivo GT http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=400
2008 Pearl Black Polo 1.6 Comfortline http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=145714
2005 Red Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 GLS
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:44 pm

Junz wrote:
sbu.mah wrote:
sbu.mah wrote:
Junz wrote:Picked up my Pacific Blue Golf 7 1.4 TSI DSG this week. Pretty happy with the car. Ride quality and interior is much better, coming from a 6C Polo GTI.

Has the following:
- Bi xenon head lights with LEDs
- High beam light assist
- PDC
- Park assist parallel parking
- LED tail lights
- Radio Navigation system

Quick question, my TSI badge has the red "I" - any significance? Saw a Golf 7 today with the all silver TSI badge.
Yours it's a comfortline and the one you saw its a trendline

The TSI with SI in red is a highline model pushing 110kw

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
And the interior also differs - highline comes with the piano black finish and comfortline is silver

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Cool thanks. Im sure I spotted you on Rivonia on Monday afternoon. Was after 5pm or so. I was going towards Sunninghill. Noticed your headlights first.
Yes I think so

Enjoy your ride bud, great car

Some tweaks you might like to do and enjoy, see pics ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
aomar296
Cadet
Posts: 104
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by aomar296 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:52 pm

Sbu how do we get these mods activated?

Sent from my SGP321 using Tapatalk
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:36 am

aomar296 wrote:Sbu how do we get these mods activated?

Sent from my SGP321 using Tapatalk
I am using an OBDeleven, you can check their website obdeleven.com. Purchased mine about a year ago - delivery took about 2 weeks.

You can do, coding, adaptation and run diagnostics same as VAG-COM/VCDS. The device cost $35.99 and can download the app on Google play, currently only available for Android platform

I'm also more than happy to borrow one mine for free as I hardly use it of late.

Image

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Junz
Cadet
Posts: 995
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am
Car Make: Toyota
Car Model: 86 GTS
Membership No: 1912
Location: JHB North

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Junz » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:22 pm

Howzit guys

Anyone else have this problem. In the evening when I drive home from work, alot of heat is coming in from the engine into the cabin. Any idea what could cause this?
2014 Dark Grey Metallic 86 GTS (Daily)/(Project)

Ex Rides
2015 Pacific Blue Golf TSI (Daily)
2007 Alpine White Tiburon (Project)
2016 Reflex Silver Polo GTI
2013 Deep Black Pearl Polo Vivo GT http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=400
2008 Pearl Black Polo 1.6 Comfortline http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=145714
2005 Red Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 GLS
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:01 pm

Junz wrote:Howzit guys

Anyone else have this problem. In the evening when I drive home from work, alot of heat is coming in from the engine into the cabin. Any idea what could cause this?
I guess you driving it like you stole it Image

Mine does that when I release the horses

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Junz
Cadet
Posts: 995
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am
Car Make: Toyota
Car Model: 86 GTS
Membership No: 1912
Location: JHB North

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Junz » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:26 pm

sbu.mah wrote:
Junz wrote:Howzit guys

Anyone else have this problem. In the evening when I drive home from work, alot of heat is coming in from the engine into the cabin. Any idea what could cause this?
I guess you driving it like you stole it Image

Mine does that when I release the horses

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Nope driving it slow. Is it normal?
2014 Dark Grey Metallic 86 GTS (Daily)/(Project)

Ex Rides
2015 Pacific Blue Golf TSI (Daily)
2007 Alpine White Tiburon (Project)
2016 Reflex Silver Polo GTI
2013 Deep Black Pearl Polo Vivo GT http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=400
2008 Pearl Black Polo 1.6 Comfortline http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=145714
2005 Red Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 GLS
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:39 pm

T
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:41 pm

Junz wrote:
sbu.mah wrote:
Junz wrote:Howzit guys

Anyone else have this problem. In the evening when I drive home from work, alot of heat is coming in from the engine into the cabin. Any idea what could cause this?
I guess you driving it like you stole it Image

Mine does that when I release the horses

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Nope driving it slow. Is it normal?
Mine has been like this since day one - especially when it's hot. Usually I just close the vents when not using an aircon but you will fill the heat flowing through the footwell<br /><br />So I will say it's normal <br /><br />Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
User avatar
Wolf Mk2 16V
Cadet
Posts: 420
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:28 pm
Location: Randburg

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Wolf Mk2 16V » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:42 am

It seems to be a common fault on Mk7's... there is a software patch available to fix
Will be doing mine next week with service
2015 VW Golf Gti Oettinger (okay okay software only!)
1990 Golf GTi 16 Valve Executive (KR Baby!)
1993 Citi Golf Designa 1800
2015 VW Move Up!
2014 VW Transporter T5 Single Cab Long Wheel base
2013 VW Transporter T5 Single Cab Long Wheel base
2013 VW Transporter T5 Single Cab Long Wheel base
2002 VW Citi Golf Chico 1.3 -sold :(
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:50 am

Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:It seems to be a common fault on Mk7's... there is a software patch available to fix
Will be doing mine next week with service
Drop off my car this morning for service and was informed there's a campaign for software update.

One will have to see what change or improvement it will bring

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Junz
Cadet
Posts: 995
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am
Car Make: Toyota
Car Model: 86 GTS
Membership No: 1912
Location: JHB North

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Junz » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:15 pm

Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:It seems to be a common fault on Mk7's... there is a software patch available to fix
Will be doing mine next week with service
Where are you doing yours bud? VW Bryanston did say its a common fault. Should monitor it and if gets worse book it in.
2014 Dark Grey Metallic 86 GTS (Daily)/(Project)

Ex Rides
2015 Pacific Blue Golf TSI (Daily)
2007 Alpine White Tiburon (Project)
2016 Reflex Silver Polo GTI
2013 Deep Black Pearl Polo Vivo GT http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=400
2008 Pearl Black Polo 1.6 Comfortline http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=145714
2005 Red Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 GLS
User avatar
Wolf Mk2 16V
Cadet
Posts: 420
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:28 pm
Location: Randburg

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by Wolf Mk2 16V » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:10 pm

Junz wrote:
Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:It seems to be a common fault on Mk7's... there is a software patch available to fix
Will be doing mine next week with service
Where are you doing yours bud? VW Bryanston did say its a common fault. Should monitor it and if gets worse book it in.
I service in Edenvale due to having Oettinger software (which more and more sounds like a warranty killer so probably pointless haha)
2015 VW Golf Gti Oettinger (okay okay software only!)
1990 Golf GTi 16 Valve Executive (KR Baby!)
1993 Citi Golf Designa 1800
2015 VW Move Up!
2014 VW Transporter T5 Single Cab Long Wheel base
2013 VW Transporter T5 Single Cab Long Wheel base
2013 VW Transporter T5 Single Cab Long Wheel base
2002 VW Citi Golf Chico 1.3 -sold :(
aomar296
Cadet
Posts: 104
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by aomar296 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:22 pm

sbu.mah wrote:
Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:It seems to be a common fault on Mk7's... there is a software patch available to fix
Will be doing mine next week with service
Drop off my car this morning for service and was informed there's a campaign for software update.

One will have to see what change or improvement it will bring

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Please let us know what happens

I'm experiencing the same issue

Where did you book it in?

Sent from my SGP321 using Tapatalk
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:24 am

Car was booked in at a Hatfield Braamfontein - being using since my first car and the fact that never had any issues with warranty claims eventhough all my cars are modded

Was advice that there's nothing that can be done regarding the heat coming through the vents it's normal

New brake pads were fitted (front and rear) and noticed this morning that there's a grinding and rubbing noise when driving at low speed and also woke up to a puddle of oil on my driveway

Waiting for one of their drivers to come pick the car up to to fix. Car didn't have all these issues when it was book in. Very upsetting

Valuation was also done as I am considering getting rid of the car and getting the new Tiguan

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
aomar296
Cadet
Posts: 104
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by aomar296 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:39 pm

What value are they offering if I may ask?

Sent from my SGP321 using Tapatalk
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:49 pm

aomar296 wrote:What value are they offering if I may ask?

Sent from my SGP321 using Tapatalk
R195 told them they can do better - not gonna settle for that. My settlement is R180k - need atleast R20 grand - hope I'm not being unrealistic

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:50 am

Car sorted - the oil leak was due to the wrong screw being used hence the oil sipping through

Issue with the breaks - there were some dirt stuck in between the break pads and rotors, hence the rubbing noise

I guess the technician smoked some socks on the day

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:41 am

And this happens this morning with my daughter in the car - cause someone decided to treat a stop street like a yield, typical SA driving mentality

ImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
User avatar
G-UNIT
Cadet
Posts: 77
Joined: Fri May 17, 2013 4:17 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: G7

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by G-UNIT » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:44 am

Daaaamn! Sorry dude, hope everyone is okay.
sbu.mah
Cadet
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Golf 7 TSI/TDI Owners Discussion Corner

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:52 am

G-UNIT wrote:Daaaamn! Sorry dude, hope everyone is okay.
We all good

Now have to deal with the admin of claim process

Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
Post Reply