Hampshire Caddy

Random Caddy chat.
Not the place for sale or wanted topics.
User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:35 pm

Not done that much recently, picked up my tools today to continue with the bed though. Tried searching my garage for my air horns but as I’m storing a lot of stuff for the “Men’s shed” I am part of so couldn’t reach them.

Really thinking I need to buy VCDS as cant find anyone local to help. Wondering wether to order 3, 10 or unlimited vin version, would like to have unlimited to be able to help others out but it’s quite a jump in price. May just go for 10 for now.

List wanted on VCDS so far (so I can remember in future)
Cc stalks coded
Drl’s off with handbrake on
Needle sweep
5 flash on indicators
Unloc k All the doors on a signal press of key ring.


Will want a ptc heater coding in but have to find one and fit it first.
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:03 pm

Got a ptc heater and all cabling plus the plastic trim that covers it from a scrap yard today.
More to fit and more that will need coding .
Still on the search for someone localish with vcds.
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
the swan fiend
Hyper Poster
Posts: 2543
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by the swan fiend » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 pm

Hi mate, with regards to getting a VCDS, I’d be tempted to go for the unlimited VIN one. As once you’re confident, you could do stuff for others and make your money back.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Rescue me from the swans in me

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:03 pm

Hi @the swan fiend, was thinking that, like to help others too. It’s just the initial outlay that hurts. Our wedding is on hold and so is house move so might borrow some of the savings to get it, if I get permission :D
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
Gary.8
200BHP+
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Gary.8 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:59 pm

Have a look at OBDeleven for £80 qiud ...
I've used it to install cruise, trip, upgraded my BCM, footwell and door card warning light,needle sweep and other things.
Never brought any credits or used the one click apps which is where it gets bad reviews.
I just follow the how to's on the Ross-tech site and do it through the long coding. Granted VCDS is easier as OBDeleven words certain things differently making it difficult to find.
On the plus side once you do a full scan you can look through all the long coding without it being connected to the vehicle so you can get familiar with it all.

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:01 pm

@gary.8 have seen it mentioned but was thinking vcds has so much support on here I could get help if needed, plus I’d be the numpty that changed the wrong thing and screwed everything up :?
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
Gary.8
200BHP+
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Gary.8 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:15 pm

That's fair enough... I've had VCDS in the past so familiar with long coding.. so like you said there is a lot more support and help with it when you mess up .

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:22 pm

I’m an old school mechanic, gave it up in about 1995 so more used to spanner’s and grease than long coding. Although did move to computers after so not afraid of software just haven’t done that for a few years. Maybe should grow a pair :D
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
the swan fiend
Hyper Poster
Posts: 2543
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by the swan fiend » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:37 am

I’m sure the missus will agree mate. Just ask her VERY nicely, and be prepared to retreat quickly!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Rescue me from the swans in me

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:29 am

After browsing the Gendam website I read the one review on the unlimited interface and it mentioned he got free haribo in the post with it. Told my Mrs, she has almost given me the green light to buy it.
“Free haribo? It’s like all your Christmas’s at once!”
Easily pleased, will remember that. If anyone needs anything from her, bring haribo :D
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:24 am

Need to make a list of jobs done and to do

Blanks in wiper scuttle DONE
reversing camera DONE (but may change as pointing too low)
Dye headlining DONE
paint beige trims DONE
install switch panel DONE
run wires for video etc DONE
blue led headlining lights DONE
headlining light board DONE

Battery box
Engine cover
Detail engine bay
TV (need to find one, all wiring done)
Cruise control (bought but not fitted)
PTC heater (nearly finished wiring but will need coding)
Heated seats
Footwell lights
Replace cracked brake light
Tinted tail lights (film failed, got spray to try)
Tow bar
Bodywork (scratches on NSR, stone chips, bumper crazed)
Jump boot bed (half built)
Leisure battery
MFSW
Blue needles and LED’s

A few coding changes when I can get my hands on VCDS
DRL’s off with handbrake on
Needle sweep
Indicator flash 3 to 5

I’m sure I’ve missed some I’ve done and some I want to do, hence making lists.
It’s my age :D
Last edited by Papa Bear on Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
C Chis
Twin Turbo poster
Posts: 324
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Engine size/power: 1.9 TDI (104bhp)

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:46 am

Cracking list

I’m going to add TV and battery box to mine now


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:56 am

Got the box from a Passat but didn’t have a lid on any in the yard. I think they yank them off when taking the batteries out. Trying a different yard soon.

Forgot air horns on the list :D seen them in my garage but can’t get to them yet as too much stuff stored in there for other people
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

User avatar
C Chis
Twin Turbo poster
Posts: 324
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Engine size/power: 1.9 TDI (104bhp)

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:27 pm

Just back from a quick trip to the scrappy’s, same up here, boxes but no lids, I’ve asked a couple of the guys that strip the batteries out to put a few VW battery lids by for me, fingers crossed


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

User avatar
Papa Bear
Hyper Poster
Posts: 822
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Hampshire Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:37 pm

That’s a good plan
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
Black

Marmite lover!!!

Post Reply