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Can anyone with an R-Design tell me what their gauges look like during the day and night or pictures to compare? Mine don't seem to have any blue lighting as shown in the pictures day or night? <p>Do your rear side windows in the cargo area both have defrost wiring in the glass or just passenger side? <p>Does your ipod work via the usb, mine displays device not regonizied? <p>When your ipod is connected via aux is it possible to connected it via usb for charging and have the deck in aux mode and still charge the ipod or does it have to be in usb mode? Mine seems to sound great connected to aux port but I'm not sure if it's charging via the usb connection or not? <p>Is there anyway to close the windows via the remote? I can open mine but they don't want to close when I press and hold lock? <p>First impressions, I love the car thus far <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> still getting used to it though so far only things I don't like are the Ipod connection, gauges (no blue) and the rear seat space is really small <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> . I'll post pics if anyone is interested (let me know if you want to see anything specific), once I get her cleaned up and the registration process completed. <p>One thing I noticed and not sure if other have this, is the headlights have an illuminated vertical bar splitting the projector from the other light....I guess its volvo's version of angles eyes...I like it though...but I don't think its actually illuminated rather its a tube the gets light from the headlights it is lit with any light position. <p>Also if anyone needs any pictures of headlights, I have a spare set in the boxes because mine had to be changed out for right hand drive. <p>Thanks in advance for any info. <p>Edit: Answers to questions: Ipod works but only with generation 5 (video) and newer Ipods. <p>Gauges are correct and aren't really much different from the other ones. <p>Wiring in the rear cargo glass is correct and is in fact defrost. <p>Windows can't be closed other than with the switches in the car only opened with the remote. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by slrising at 6:47 PM 6-13-2009</i>
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (slrising)

You can't post up a thread without pics of your new baby! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't know the answers to your questions as my car is an older model, but I am glad you like it so far!<p>Interested in seeing pics of the headlights, never know when another project will happen.
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (carreragt7)

Yeah I knew I would get flamed for no pictures....actually I took a few but the lighting sucked an didn't do the car any justice so I decided not to post em. Anything specific you want to see on the lights?
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (slrising)

Understandable on the no pics, good to have the first impression of your car be with some nice pics.<br>It would be cool to just have a closeup pic showing them as I am interested to see what they look like and what you were talking about. Thanks!
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (carreragt7)

No problem....for clarification your talking about the lights on the car and not the ones in the box right? I post pics of the ones on the car in all modes tomorrow if that's what your after?
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (slrising)

Are the ones in the box different than the ones on your car? If so I guess I'd be interested in seeing what the difference is. What year is the V50?
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (carreragt7)

The only difference is left hand drive in the box and right hand drive on the car. It's a 2009.
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (slrising)

My father got OSD of a 2009 V50 T5 AWD last year, not sure if it's the R-design they call it now. I'm not sure about the other questions you asked, but the guage faces aren't blue at all.<p>It would also make sense that the defrosting wires are only on the passenger side of the rear cargo area, as the driver wouldn't ever really be looking through that driver's side window.<p>Also, I know holding down the unlock key opens my windows, but holding down the lock button doesn't close them, however my car is about 5 years older <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Finally took delivery of my V50 yesterday.....have a few questions for o ... (LennyQ)

Thanks for the reply, if your father got a 2009 AWD it has to be an R-Deisgn that's all they have for the AWD. I don't think the gauges are supposed to be blue but rather have a blue backlighting at night which mine don't. <p>I figured the same thing about the defrost.
 

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You sure you're not confusing the radio wires that are built into the window with defrost lines? I'm pretty sure that's what they are.
 

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The beam pattern is reversed, instead of having the part at the edge of the pattern that goes up at an angle to light road signs on the right for LHD countries its on the left for RHD countries. I think its done more to not blind on coming traffic than for the road sign safety aspect though? <p>The radio antenna is in the rear cargo area glass? I though it was in incorporated into the Sirius/GPS antenna in the center of the roof? I guess I'll have to take a closer look at the wiring to see what it actually is.
 
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