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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:09 pm

This arrived today from eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roof-Mount-S ... 1725162500

Thanks to TonyC for the link...

5 minutes to fit:

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Although Oakley Straight Jackets don't quite fit, probably time for a new pair anyway.

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2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Climair wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:55 pm

Had a few battery issues a month ago during the snow. Cold temperature coupled with van not being used for 5 days meant a flat battery. AA came and started it and I think it's the 500mA wifi that's draining it, this is how it will be until I get round to fitting the leisure battery for the AV system.

In the meantime I've fitted one of these to see battery state and get notifications of potential starting problems. It's a CTEK Battery Sense and will also get another one for the leisure battery.

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It's not recommended to fit anything directly to the negative battery terminal on EU5/EU6 vehicles with IBS, it's also very difficult due to the captive nut on the battery post, so made up a small bracket to attach to the separate negative post next to the battery, ensuring that it's "outside" of the intelligent battery sensor.

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2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Climair wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mix024 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:13 pm

Hi! Nice looking Maxi.

Can You please tell me what is the ET of your alloys as I am looking ones just like these for my Caddy.

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:08 pm

mix024 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Hi! Nice looking Maxi.

Can You please tell me what is the ET of your alloys as I am looking ones just like these for my Caddy.
Thanks!

Wheels are ET45 / 7.5J and sliding doors are clear. Am planning to lower by 60mm and they should be fine with that too.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Climair wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mix024 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:29 pm

Thank You for the info!

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Liam » Tue May 15, 2018 9:09 pm

brilliant thread some really nice touches there pal esp the wireless charging pad
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:55 pm

anymore updates ?
2016 2.0 Tdi Mk4 Trendline caddy 160bhp
Remapped by Joe Power at TDR.ie
Passat Cc leather interior
18” Vancouver Reps
Eibach pro lowering kit
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:12 pm

Liam wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:55 pm
anymore updates ?
Nothing much at the moment. Last month or so I've been out on my bike most weekends. I have a pair of H&R front lowering springs on my garage floor at the moment, I'll be ordering the Darkside rear shackle kit when ready to fit, so that's definitely next. After that will be a Triple R Composites front splitter, DC-DC charging with leisure battery before starting on the rear, which will be lighting, curtains, bed & camper pod.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Climair wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:16 pm

sounds good

reason this popped up was i tried that charge pad install today i made my own but i see you had battery drain issues and i notice ur charge pad is taken directly off the cig lighter socket which is permanent 12v i wonder was this adding to the drain ?
2016 2.0 Tdi Mk4 Trendline caddy 160bhp
Remapped by Joe Power at TDR.ie
Passat Cc leather interior
18” Vancouver Reps
Eibach pro lowering kit
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http://www.tdr.ie

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:21 pm

^^^ It's something I'm going to investigate for sure, although I think the drain from the pad will be negligible when the phone is not on it. However I won't know until I measure it. Personally I think it's the 0.75A draw from the wifi, which could drain an already semi-depleted 75Ah battery in sub-zero conditions over 5 days. I have the rear sockets & wifi switched, so OK for longer term parking, but should cease to be an issue with the leisure battery.

I'll post any updates here of course...
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Climair wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:55 pm

love what you have done so far so looking forward to seeing whats coming
2016 2.0 Tdi Mk4 Trendline caddy 160bhp
Remapped by Joe Power at TDR.ie
Passat Cc leather interior
18” Vancouver Reps
Eibach pro lowering kit
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 pm

Thanks, appreciate that. Watching yours too!


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2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Climair wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:22 pm

wont be much happening on mine funds are low so its operation caddy on a shoestring 🤣
2016 2.0 Tdi Mk4 Trendline caddy 160bhp
Remapped by Joe Power at TDR.ie
Passat Cc leather interior
18” Vancouver Reps
Eibach pro lowering kit
the list goes on 😝



http://www.tdr.ie

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by SlowPoke » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:15 am

mark1a wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Quite like the look of pressed plates, and ordered a pair with some euroclip style surrounds, look good I think.

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Excuse the ignorance (Aussie here), but why are the plates different colours?

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by SnoodyMcFlude » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:26 am

UK plates are yellow on the rear and white on the front, unless you’ve got an historic car in which case you can have black plates with silver lettering.

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