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Old 19th June 2013, 13:03   #46
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What I am getting is the OEM VW Shanghai armrest for the Polo 6R.
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I did call VW downtown today for the same but haven't got a reply from them yet.
I called VW downtown workshop again today since I had not received any reply from them. Spoke to a Mr.Emanuel in the accessories department. He called back to confirm that it is not available for Polo and he has checked with his local vendor also. I asked him if they have a Vento with a damaged armrest then they would have to give a replacement. He said that they would but they can't do it for a Polo. So I'm back to square one.
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I called VW downtown workshop again today since I had not received any reply from them. Spoke to a Mr.Emanuel in the accessories department. He called back to confirm that it is not available for Polo and he has checked with his local vendor also. I asked him if they have a Vento with a damaged armrest then they would have to give a replacement. He said that they would but they can't do it for a Polo. So I'm back to square one.
Esma1981, spending majority of my last two years adding genuine VW accessories to my Polo, I can safely tell you that these chaps at the workshop are trained to say NO. Even without taking a look at the accessory they tell you it's not possible to fix it blah blah blah. If you add a lil pressure on them, they start playing the warranty card.

In my experience, the Bosch service station's are the best bet for any VW car. They have added the Euro style headlamps to my Polo without any fuss.

The armrest you're talking about would be a walk in the park for them. You should speak to them.

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I called VW downtown workshop... So I'm back to square one.
I should get my armrest fitted by the the first week of July. If its good I will help you get one.

By the way, I sorted the weak headlamp issue by upgrading the bulbs to OSRAM Nightbreaker Plus H4 60/55. Its a simple 2 min DIY. No relay or wiring required. Its plug n play.

Even changed the interior bulb to LED. The cabin looks even better at night now.

Though it not 90% better than the stock headlight bulbs, its definitely better by say 40% and the throw is longer. I will post more details soon as I haven't been able to drive around much due to dearth of time.
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I can safely tell you that these chaps at the workshop are trained to say NO.
This was my first experience with VW workshop. So I'm getting the drift now . I just had a look at Bosch's website and seems they do not stock armrests.

http://www.boschindia.com/content/la.../html/7747.htm

I'll just give a few dealers a call and confirm. Thanks.

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If its good I will help you get one.
You know that would be super! Let's hope the one you are getting is a perfect fit .
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I just had a look at Bosch's website and seems they do not stock armrests.
I'll just give a few dealers a call and confirm. Thanks.
Bosch wouldn't have stock of any VW accessory. You'll need to import the armrest & get it fixed at any of their service stations
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Congratulations on the car mate, it is the finest hatchback in the country today... Even I am considering buying this car soon, so that I need not take out my City AT out always....
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Congratulations robimahanta! She looks beautiful in black. Did you happen to buy the car from Volkswagen palace cross? When my friend and I visited the showroom to check the tsi out, the sales guy was trying to promote the car saying, "a team-bhp member has booked it a few days back sir" :P we hadn't even mentioned about team-bhp in front of him!
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One question: since the car is not designed for having a front arm rest, would it be fully usable if added after market? I think it would obstruct your reach to the hand brake.

The useless Vento arm rest is a prime example. If you have to use the hand brake (common in city conditions) in a Vento, you have to pull the arm rest up n forget about using it. Its a serious design flaw in Vento.
The Vento armrest was intrusive initially. Over time I have got to like it a lot and it does not impede quick gear changes as well.
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The Vento armrest was intrusive initially. Over time I have got to like it a lot and it does not impede quick gear changes as well.
How do you operate the handbrake with the armrest in place? Its placed exactly on top of the lever
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Time for a quick update:

Its been almost 1000KM now.

I have got the alloys and tires (Borbet LV5 with Yoko 205/50 R16 tires). Even received the armrest but haven't had time to fix it. Heading out to Cochin soon as a lot of mods are in the pipeline. Even decent images of the car is long overdue.
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Time for a quick update:

Its been almost 1000KM now.

I have got the alloys and tires (Borbet LV5 with Yoko 205/50 R16 tires).
Woah robimahanta, with just that peep into your ride's stance now, it looks Classy !!

I've always loved Black color and Polo with Black Rims, is like a sight on Road.

Keep the pics & reports coming.
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The Mod project for the Polo has taken off.

Live update from Cochin.

Flat bottom GTi steering with paddle shifts and the RCD510 system.
The paddle shifts are a joy to use and works like a charm in all the modes.
As for the system, the optical parking system integrated with the factory fitted rear sensors takes the rich feel of the interiors to another level.
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The armrest which I had got long back is a perfect fit and doesn't hamper the handbrake use in any way.
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A lot of other mods are coming up.
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Flat bottom GTi steering with paddle shifts and the RCD510 system.
The paddle shifts are a joy to use and works like a charm in all the modes.
Awesome. Where did you get this done from and how much did it cost you? Would love to get this done on my Polo. The chunky wheel and paddles would be awesome.
Any issues with the warranty?

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As for the system, the optical parking system integrated with the factory fitted rear sensors takes the rich feel of the interiors to another level.
Again, changing the HU didn't affect the warranty?


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A lot of other mods are coming up.
Look forward to it

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Super mods. Eagerly waiting for the rest of them.

P.S: Are they giving only one remote key?
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The armrest which I had got long back is a perfect fit and doesn't hamper the handbrake use in any way.

A lot of other mods are coming up.
Where did you get the arm rest from?. I have been enquiring with the VW dealerships in Chennai, but no positive response at all.
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