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2005 Golf Plus #1630749
16/03/2019 20:20
16/03/2019 20:20
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So, I've just driven my late father's Golf down from Skye -- in some terrible weather -- and in many ways it's not as bad as I thought it might be. I even managed to overtake a couple of lorries on the A87 and A82, to the surprise of all concerned. Shame about the dead LEDs in the dash panel which meant I could see only the rev counter in the dark and had to do mental arithmetic to work out how fast I was going on the motorways! Did Fort William to Hemel on somewhat under a tank of diesel.

This will -- when I get the paperwork from the DVLA -- be on the appropriate section, but for now I'm hoping one of the fine people here might have an idea about its value? One owner, 52k miles on a 55 plate, most of the hand control hardware has been removed, and I've currently got the instrument pack out to have a look at the LEDs on Monday. It's a 1.9 turbo diesel, and I don't think the rear seats have ever been sat on (spent its life with the seats flat and a wheelchair and ancillary stuff in the back). New Avon tyres on the back -- I don't think it was driven except back from the garage -- and Toyos with about 7mm remaining on the front.

Any thoughts what I should be hoping for?


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630752
16/03/2019 20:49
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A good way to get the lowest figure is stick the reg into WeBuyAnyCar - and then add 10-20% for a more realistic cash price.

Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630754
16/03/2019 21:57
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Yeah, they were saying £1800, but I'm not sure how much I trust them. Seems overpriced. But hey, that's why I'm asking.

Interesting weather you've had in Scotland the past week smile - driven up and back twice in ten days...


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630755
17/03/2019 08:08
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Best of luck with the car Neil & yes it's rained & rained here for ages. Still onwards & upwards.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630756
17/03/2019 09:09
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Heh: just worked it out: I've averaged 270 miles a day for the last ten days smile


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630762
17/03/2019 15:15
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Hi neil,

I was looking at one of these with 100k on and was offered it for £1k.. £1500-£1800 would seem fair. It does have the bullet proof 1.9 pd engine so should have a demand.


Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630763
17/03/2019 16:36
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It'll be better once I've fixed the instrument lights smile


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630863
20/03/2019 23:36
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Put a picture up. Like to see this.. Be interested on you thoughts for this as a mile muncher

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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630911
22/03/2019 18:58
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Well, took the binnacle out, saw nothing obvious to say why the LEDs didn't work, put it back, they still didn't work (though they did briefly work so I was able to turn off the thing that goes 'bing!' at 57mph) and discovered that starting the car without the binnacle (a) won't let the engine run and (b) sets the airbag light. I'll have a look with Torque tomorrow and see if I can turn it off again (if I can find the connector!)

Not sure about how I feel about it as a mile muncher. I don't like VAG cars in general, and in this case I was driving through snowstorms, trying to make sure Anita kept up with me in the (quicker) Bravo, and feeling rather in the dumps as I'd spent the week trying to sort out my father's estate and funeral. But it got there in one piece, still had some fuel left after 500 miles (though not as much as the Bravo had - did another 120 miles in that before filling up). It's torquey rather than voomy and it feels as if it doesn't want to accelerate past seventy. And bing, bing, bing, bloody bing all the way across the highlands!

I've had a painful crick in my neck for a week, but I don't know if that's related or not...


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630916
22/03/2019 20:44
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Sorry to hear about your father Neil. Condolences and thoughts are with you.

Thanks for your thoughts on the golf also.


Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: coupedummy] #1630926
23/03/2019 01:21
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Unsure if it will help things, but you can borrow my Carista OBD2 dongle and log-in to the app if you need to read any faults or reset them? Condolences too.



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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1630956
23/03/2019 21:45
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Thanks Pinin and Ruben. A neighbour has access to a factory reader to reset the airbag. For what it's worth, Torque doesn't see the airbag light error, but (good news) doesn't see any errors from the engine.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631530
07/04/2019 17:34
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Well, the golf is now with Sugerbear, of this very parish, and my mother is a little better off.

Thanks Rob!


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631599
10/04/2019 12:16
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no one needs a speedo in the dark


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631600
10/04/2019 12:46
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Just read this Neil, my condolences and good wishes for your ma.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631606
10/04/2019 19:49
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Thanks Simon.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631613
10/04/2019 23:21
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Oh dear sorry to hear the news, condolences from us too.

I have an official Ross Tech VAG COM if you need anything on the Golf re-set or checked.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631616
11/04/2019 10:04
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Cheers Bob. We haven't seen you in too long - time for a Cambridge meet before I retire?


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631618
11/04/2019 12:10
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Sorry to read about this Neil please accept our condolences. Horrible time for you.



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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1631621
11/04/2019 14:00
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Originally Posted by barnacle
- time for a Cambridge meet before I retire?


This sounds like a nice idea.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1633567
25/06/2019 13:32
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The Golf Plus has grown on me, I can see the point of it. It's a pumped up version of the regular gold. Bigger boot, wider backseats. What's not to like. It now plies it trade up and down the M11.

Dodgy lights on the dashboard console fixed (£11), headlights polished and sealed (£20), airfix paint to touch up the worn switches (£5), Bilt hamber (£10) lavishly applied to the rusty bits. New Stereo fitted (Free from my son). Child labour to clean the car (also free). Hand controls but also removed by me. I also had the cambelt changed and had the auto box oil changed which was a bit more expensive but they shouldn't need doing for a couple of years at least.

Next month I will see if it passes its MOT smile




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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1633577
25/06/2019 19:13
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I thought I got all the hand controls out... good call on the dodgy lights; presumably you can see the info display now?

Neil

oh, wait, there was that pivot stub that didn't want to let go over the accelerator...


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1633597
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I bought a working console on fleabay then took it apart.

The display console electronics are made up of two parts, the front display part and the back control module that is keyed to the car (That holds the mileage). They are connected by a connector block, so just too the dodgy one off, put the fleabay display part back onto the existing control module and it worked. I did expect the car to start up with warning lights all over the place but it worked and I can now see the speedo in the dark, which is nice.

The LCD display (MFD) in the middle of the dash works when started up but then it slowly fads over time, made worse when it's hot (a common problem on the VW forums) but I can live with that.

Should works on all Mk5 Golfs.

Garage wanted £50 to remove the controls but then I checked and I found it was a couple of bolts that linked up to the steering column and the bolt on the foot pedal. 10 minutes of spannering and swearing trying to get the bar out and it was done.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1633604
26/06/2019 17:55
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Cool! You'll not be wanting your money back then laugh


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