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Does anyone please know what the snowflake symbol with outside temperature readout is all about when it pings and flashes? I never even noticed it was there until it pinged! This is on Midline. Can I change it to from Centigrade to Fahrenheit on Midline? [My handbook is in the car and someone somewhere might benefit from this little discussion].

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I think your car is calling you a snowflake Robin!! grin.gif

Seriously, it's just a warning that old Jacky Frost is about and things may be slippy - obviously we're not bright enough to figure that out for ourselves from the fact that the temp figures are so low, and we've just spent 5 minutes scraping ice off the windscreen.

Si.

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On previous VW/Audis I've had - the snowflake came on when the temp outside fell to 5 degrees or below to warn of the possible risk of ice!

Mine was on this morning - as it was -0.5 when I left home - but them heated seats came in really handy!!

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I think in car terms it means possible black ice... surely all those traction, stability and braking controls on the GTI should protect you;-)

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surely all those traction, stability and braking controls on the GTI should protect you;-)

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jump.gif No chance! With On/Off power delivery and fat 18" wheels, look forward to a visiting a ditch near you shortly 169144-ok.gif

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Thanks guys 169144-ok.gif . As mine is garaged I don't have to scrape anymore but I think it's a good and welcome feature. I've noticed that nothing is displayed above 5 degrees. ESP will help but you still have to take precautions or care.

Centigrade to Fahrenheit settings, anyone?

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The BMW one came on at 3 degrees which seems a bit more useful, mine came on yesterday a 4.5 and didn't go off again 'til it was over 5

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The BMW one came on at 3 degrees which seems a bit more useful, mine came on yesterday a 4.5 and didn't go off again 'til it was over 5

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Aaaahh... I remember them. Was it the classic "When will I see you again" ? grin.gif Prince Charles is a BIG fan. wink.gif

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My old golf Mark 3 never went below 0%!! cool.gif

Man you guys should be gratefull for this ice cold, zero humidity weather... perfect for turbo's!!!!!!! grin.gif

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My old golf Mark 3 never went below 0%!! cool.gif

Man you guys should be gratefull for this ice cold, zero humidity weather... perfect for turbo's!!!!!!! grin.gif

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Perfect for big, fat, gussly 3.2 V6s as well, but it kind of messes with any sotr of decent fuel consumption!!!

The Snowflake symbol is the 'Frost' warning, as frost can from just below 5 degs, so you could hit ice or slippery conditions when in fact it doesn't seem like there could be any.

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I must admitt when i first had a VW group car with this on and the thing pinged at 4 degrees i nearly dung.gif myself.

Its does start to get on your wick at times.

Its normal.

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i love the sound it makes, like the seatbelt 'ping' on an airplane don't you think.

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The trouble is, with it coming on at 5 degrees, it will be on permanently for the next 3-4 months now which kind of diminishes it's usefulness. Still think BMWs setting of 3 is best.

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It caught me unawares too and I thought the ping was telling me something much more seriously wrong had happened. But I like the ping too....Defo airplane associations 169144-ok.gif

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Heres one for you Red, you being into music n all.

Where have you heard the "Ping" at the start of a record?

Clue... 70's .... Capacity? grin.gif

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....My first guess is Pink Floyd and it was a submarine pinger! I can hear the track in my head but not its title! I wonder why I suffer from short term memory loss!!

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Heres one for you Red, you being into music n all.

Where have you heard the "Ping" at the start of a record?

Clue... 70's .... Capacity? grin.gif

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10cc? 169144-ok.gif

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Spot on dazdot ... I'm Mandy, Fly me.

As for the Floyd, <font color="red"> Red </font>, that was Echo's from Meddle. ( Great Track ) 169144-ok.gif

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I wonder why I suffer from short term memory loss!!

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You and me both mate, however that was 1973 EEK2.GIF

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yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifwhere did you get the 'fireman' smiley from? wink.gif

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( Cue Geofrey voice ) Oh sorry Zippy, that's not a Fireman, thats a man opening a carton of milk, and it splashes him.. Oh dear.. thats funny isn't it boys and girls grin.gif

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