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Old 13th June 2016, 14:03   #3781
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Why does the new polo comes with a single horn instead of double, it sounds really bad and shallow(personal opinion). I need to upgrade this horn immediately but would like to know if I can buy it online and get it fitted from a trusted source. Hopefully ASS is not the only option

can someone help me find the part number for the horn please ?

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Old 13th June 2016, 15:20   #3782
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Why does the new polo comes with a single horn instead of double, it sounds really bad and shallow(personal opinion). I need to upgrade this horn immediately but would like to know if I can buy it online and get it fitted from a trusted source.
Hey KK, this has been the norm with all the Polos & Ventos since 2014 if my memory serves me right.

Its not only your personal opinion, but even I think it sounds 'So Not VW' !!

I had these 'Roots' horns on my previous car (Getz) which I swapped on the day 1 on my 2014 Polo, and have not had any issues ever since.

There are loads of accessory shops in Bangalore who can offer you a similar/better horns. So please scout around and I am sure you are bound to find one.
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Why does the new polo comes with a single horn instead of double, it sounds really bad and shallow(personal opinion). I need to upgrade this horn immediately but would like to know if I can buy it online and get it fitted from a trusted source. Hopefully ASS is not the only option
Answer, apparently, because of government rules.

ASS may not be an option at all. I wanted to upgrade mine to the previous great VW voice: service adviser tells me that they are not allowed to do it I'm sure they would if they could. Dealers are not exactly known for unwillingness to sell extras!

Some consolation: the tone may be silly, but it is, at least, loud. Sound the horn with the driver's window open to confirm not only that, but also how good the cabin noise insulation is
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VW has removed the low tone horn which is required to be installed behind the left fog light. The precise wiring with coupler is present. Only the horn and one bracket is required to be procured and it's plug n play.

I got it done at the service centre only. 1800 for the low tone horn and 300 for the bracket.
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Thank you. Maybe I'll try again, at next service if not before.
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VW has removed the low tone horn which is required to be installed behind the left fog light. The precise wiring with coupler is present. Only the horn and one bracket is required to be procured and it's plug n play.

I got it done at the service centre only. 1800 for the low tone horn and 300 for the bracket.
I went to get the same done and was told 3800+ labor in bangalore, I
dropped the idea for now
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Hi all. I have lately been hearing a lot of "stress" sounds from the right side A pillar of my Polo TDI. This happens mostly when I'm going over speed breakers or craters on the road.

I'm almost inclined to believe there may be some structural issue here and its starting to concern me. I will be calling my dealer today but please let me if any of you had a similar experience.
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Hi all. I have lately been hearing a lot of "stress" sounds from the right side A pillar of my Polo TDI. This happens mostly when I'm going over speed breakers or craters on the road.
Not sure but why not open the A-Pillar trim and re-install it? Also check the wiring holder on the A-pillar if they are coming in contact with the trim or not. Better to check these and then go further.

Structural issue would arise if you have had any crash. If nothing then it is not structural issue.
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Not sure but why not open the A-Pillar trim and re-install it? Also check the wiring holder on the A-pillar if they are coming in contact with the trim or not. Better to check these and then go further.

Structural issue would arise if you have had any crash. If nothing then it is not structural issue.
Thank you. I have never tried opening the A pillar in the past but will do that to rule out any loose parts.
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Hi all, my Polo Petrol 1.2 Highline is now 5 years old, and its time the replace the OEM tyres (Apollo Amazer, I believe) (185/60 R15). They havent given me too much mileage though - only about 40K - but they look pretty worn out.

Questions for this group:
1. Whats a good tyre to go for? My usage is primarily within Bangalore City. Am looking at Goodyear (approx 4K per tyre), Bridgestone (4.8K per tyre), Apollo Anlac (approx 4.3K per tyre).
2. The Tyre guys are pushing that I have to compulsorily do a wheel alignment and balancing costing about Rs 1200 when I change tyres. I wasn't aware that this was a compulsory thing - any views on that please?

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Hi all, my Polo Petrol 1.2 Highline is now 5 years old, and its time the replace the OEM tyres (Apollo Amazer, I believe) (185/60 R15). They havent given me too much mileage though - only about 40K - but they look pretty worn out.

Questions for this group:
1. Whats a good tyre to go for? My usage is primarily within Bangalore City. Am looking at Goodyear (approx 4K per tyre), Bridgestone (4.8K per tyre), Apollo Anlac (approx 4.3K per tyre).
2. The Tyre guys are pushing that I have to compulsorily do a wheel alignment and balancing costing about Rs 1200 when I change tyres. I wasn't aware that this was a compulsory thing - any views on that please?

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I would suggest the Yokohama A drives if they are available. They are of a harder compound, but at the same time do not compromise of ride quality, and they are pretty much silent even at high speeds.

Another option is to go for Michelin XM2. Most silent and offers the best ride, but is made of a softer compound and will wear out faster.

I am not sure abou alignment, but balancing is a must since the new tires will contain the slightest imbalance which will be different from the imbalance of the previous tires.
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Hi all. I have lately been hearing a lot of "stress" sounds from the right side A pillar of my Polo TDI. This happens mostly when I'm going over speed breakers or craters on the road.
It sounds similar to the door rattle issue present in the newer cars. Before you do any drastic things or let the service folks experiment with your car, I suggest you to take a look at the thread below. It's a 5min job and will hopefully solve this issue. Do give it a try.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...r-rattles.html (DIY - VW Polo/Vento: Getting rid of Door Rattles)
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VW has removed the low tone horn which is required to be installed behind the left fog light. The precise wiring with coupler is present. Only the horn and one bracket is required to be procured and it's plug n play.

I got it done at the service centre only. 1800 for the low tone horn and 300 for the bracket.
If possible, can you post a pic of the bill, if I can get the part number, I will try to source it myself

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Old 23rd June 2016, 00:02   #3794
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The part numbers are as follows:

horn - 6RF951221B
bracket- 6RF951181D
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hi

Posting few queries

1. Has anyone been able to use the voice command function on the Highline. I tried using it with the phone connected via bluetooth and all it did was mute the music.

2. what purpose do the left/right arrow keys serve on the right side part of the wheel? are these dummy keys as the steering wheel is a straight lift from the bigger VWs?

3. Does the cornering light function only work when the indicator stalk is put to use?
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