UKLooney

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About UKLooney

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    Vauxhall Corsa VXR

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    Sunny Scotland
  • Car Make
    MkV R32
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    MkV R32
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    MkV R32
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    MkV R32
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    MkV R32
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    MkV R32
  1. Vag-Com in Ayrshire/Glasgow Area?

    Hi, I've had a MFD2 SatNav retro fitted into my MkV R32, can someone help code my car to stop it running the battery flat after a few days of un-use? Thanks
  2. M3 Coupe tempting me away from MkV R32

    [ QUOTE ] oh and thanks for the compliment UKLooney [/ QUOTE ] Didn't mean to offend mate, just stating a commonly held belief. I'm sure you would agree? Hope you enjoy the car
  3. M3 Coupe tempting me away from MkV R32

    [ QUOTE ] You just did by making a comment like that [/ QUOTE ] It's just so nice to join the club
  4. M3 Coupe tempting me away from MkV R32

    [ QUOTE ] Christ, and I thought I was a knob [/ QUOTE ] I'm not refuting it.
  5. Driver Information System Upgrade for MkV

    [ QUOTE ] And then my next quezzie is whether it would matter that I only use Macs and not Windows PC's. [/ QUOTE ]I guess it would used a pretty generic serial downloader. So, maybe...
  6. Driver Information System Upgrade for MkV

    [ QUOTE ] I have the Midline computer - Could it work? [/ QUOTE ] Probably, just need different firmware written, if there are enough interested... [ QUOTE ] If you like, I'll post a link to this thread from the GTI forum but won't be able to stop people posting there as well. [/ QUOTE ] Sure
  7. Hi all, I've recently been looking into a way to improve the visibility of the manually selected gear on my DSG box. To this end, I've been speaking to a company which specialise bus interfacing, and after initial discussions, concluded that if I can get around 50 interested parties/pre-orders, they could develop a unit with the following (initial) specs, cost under £100 (estimate) <ul type="square">[*]Small micro controller based unit, hidden away [*]Hooks up to Driver Inforamtion System CANBus on rear of radio. And to diagnostic CANBus under the dash [*]Adds additioanl 'features' to the Highline DIS display [*]New options selectable from steering wheel/stalk controls [*]Opensource firmware upgradable via optional PC interface We will have to do a little snooping around the CANbus signals before we know what will actually be possible, but a few initial thoughts are along these lines. <ul type="square">[*]Clearer in gear selection displayed on DIS [*]Digital speedometer [*]0-60 timed runs [*]Peak Power Indicator [*]Diagnostics code display and reset [*]Additional content is open to all for suggestion [*]more... Basically, the little micro controller will have access to all the data available on the diagnostic and dis buses. It can manipulate the data and present it to the driver via the DIS. I imagine the unit would be suitable for the entire mkv range (with highline computer???) as well as many audi. Now the question is, do you guys think there would be enough interest to take this project forward? Thanks for reading .
  8. M3 Coupe tempting me away from MkV R32

    Sorry, the M3 is a superb drivers car, esp the CSL. I just don't wan't to join the w4nkers club just yet
  9. AUX Input Option In CD Player. Can You Add DVD ?

    You can pic up an AV input module from ebay.de that will allow you to feed external video and audio from a dvd player/ipod/tv tuner etc I managed to pick up something like this for £50 a while back.
  10. [ QUOTE ] No. [/ QUOTE ] Well, my Radio can tell the DIS the name of the radio station currently tuned, the sat/nav wot street I'm on etc. It must be possible surely... Does anyone know where I can get the wiring schematics which detail the can bus(es) and their connections to each of the nodes? Am I better asking this q elsewhere?
  11. Custom Messages on DIS

    Cheers, have you any idea where I can find out info regarding this CAN bus?
  12. Custom Messages on DIS

    Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to hook up a PC to the CAN interface on a MK5 Golf or similar VAG car, and send user defined text messages or gfx to the DIS.
  13. Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to hook up a PC to the CAN interface on a MK5 Golf or similar VAG car, and send user defined text messages or gfx to the DIS.
  14. DSG GearShift Monitor....

    I guess the MFD could be recoded to display the selected gear in big letter as it does in the lambo. Just need access to the coding tools and source
  15. MY08 Changes

    [ QUOTE ] The silver steering wheel badge i assume will now read .:R32 as opposed to just the current .:R [/ QUOTE ] No, it will say R36