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Handy things to know about your Ibiza MK5

Discussion in 'Mk5 Ibiza Guides (6J) 2008-2017' started by garethrobson, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. garethrobson

    garethrobson FR LOVER

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    I keep looking through threads on this site and finding ouy loads of handy things about my ibiza. Thought it would be handy to have a place to put anything you find out.

    I was thinking things like the wiper service mode, coming home headlight function, the little button on the bottom of 1 of the stalks (took me 6 months to notice that one) and the autolock feature.

    Fair enough these are all things that you could find out by reading your handbook from start to finish, but the majority of people dont have time for that :p

    Anybody else got any nifty features they want to mention?

    LIST:

    Wiper Service Mode
    Moves wipers into the middle of the windscreen
    Used when you need to lift your wipers off the screen to clean, replace blades etc.
    Instructions:
    Turn the key all the way to the left (anticlockwise) without removing it, wait a couple of seconds, then flick the wiper stalk down once.
    DO NOT ATTEMP TO LIFT THE WIPERS FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT ENTERING THIS MODE,
    THIS IS WHY - http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=253544

    Autolock
    Locks the car when you drive away.
    Used to prevent access from OUTSIDE of the car.
    It will automatically unlock if airbag is deployed to allow emergency access.
    Instructions:
    Insert key, start engine, within a couple of seconds of doing this, press the lock button in the center console. If it doesnt work, try again and try holding the button down for a second or two (took me a few attempts). Lock icon in center console will flash when changed.

    Remote Controlled Windows
    Opens and closes the windows remotely using the keyfob.
    Used on sunny days and just to look cool?
    Instructions:
    Press and hold lock button on keyfob to close remotely, press and hold unlock button on keyfob to open.

    Auto Rear Wiper
    Used to ensure you have a clear view out of your rear window.
    Instructions:
    NONE, simply put your car into reverse and it will automatically wipe for you (only if wipers are ON at the time).

    Speed notification
    Chimes when you reach a set speed.
    Used to remind you when you go over the limit etc.
    Instructions:
    Navigate to the screen that is by default at (--mph). Hold the button under the wiper stalk for a second or two until the screen flashes. Use the up down buttons on the end of the stalk to set a speed, then press the button under the stalk to set.

    Saving Stereo Settings
    Stores settings for easy switching between different modes.
    Used when different settings are needed for different inputs.
    Instructions:
    Setting up your stereo-
    Press the "audio" button,
    Adjust the settings using the volume knob to move between settings,
    Press the volume knob to select a setting to adjust
    Adjust using the volume knob, press again to set the level.
    Press the button to the right of the volume knob to return to the setting selection page
    Storing Settings -
    Once you're happy with the set-up, press the button to the left of the volume knob
    Use the volume knob to select a memory location,
    Press and hld the volume knob for a few seconds,
    The headunit will chime when the setting is saved.
    To recall a previously saved setting, press the button to the left of the volume knob,
    Select the setting to load and press the volume knob to load the setting
    -- added by Night Flight --

    More to come...
     
    #1 garethrobson, Feb 9, 2010
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  2. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    Auto-windows; press and hold the lock (to close) or unlock (to open) button to open/close all four windows

    Reverse; Yes, your rear wiper does automatically wipe once when you select reverse (took me by surprise the first time)

    Stereo Settings Save; brilliant, i've found that my ipod needs the stereo set up differently to the radio and different to the CD player, also, i'll have different settings for if i'm in the car on my own to when i've got passengers.

    [might i suggest that you compile all the suggestions into a single list in your original post, possibly grouped in some manner when the list gets bigger to facilitate finding the relevant info]
    [also, may be useful to get a definite list of the bulb types required for each bulb on the different models all in one place]
     
  3. garethrobson

    garethrobson FR LOVER

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    oh yeh forgot to mention the auto windows, did that accidentally once and thought id broke the poor car :p
     
  4. jc_boc

    jc_boc Back in CUPRA ..... R!

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    What button on the bottom of the stalk? What does it do?
     
  5. garethrobson

    garethrobson FR LOVER

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    It is a "reset" button essentially. others could tell you in more detail, but it can also be used to activate the speed alert feature.
     
  6. jc_boc

    jc_boc Back in CUPRA ..... R!

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    Nice!!!!
     
  7. garethrobson

    garethrobson FR LOVER

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    there are a lot of cool little things that arent explained very well in the manual and a lot of people dont know them including me. I love finding out a cool feature from here i always think "oooh that sounds cool i wish i knew that earlier" haha :p
     
  8. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    If you press and hold it it resets the trip computer (can someone clarify if it resets both trip computers or just the one selected.. i've never bothered to check)
    It also swaps between trip1 and trip2 if pressed briefly (for ave mpg, ave speed, trip distance)

    If you go to the speed alert screen (---mph) and press it, you can then use the up/down buttons to set a speed, above which the car will bong at you (suppose it's handy for ave speed cameras if you don't have CC, or perhaps have it set at 95mph so you know if you're approaching the license losing point :lol:)
     
  9. Molehill_Mike

    Molehill_Mike Rollin' on 20s

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    I've used the speed bong a few times, just gets annoying! Which I guess is the point.

    I've only got an ECO, so I doubt its got all the fancy extras lol

    How do you activate the coming home lights? AND the autolock feature?

    I DO like the boot button on the remote. Where fi the car is locked, you press this button, it unlocks the boot, you open it and when you close it it auto locks again. :)


    Mike
     
  10. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    Auto-lock is exactly that, if you unlock the car but then don't open a door within a certain period it automatically relocks the car for you.
     
  11. Molehill_Mike

    Molehill_Mike Rollin' on 20s

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    Ah righto, got ya :)
     
  12. mardon

    mardon Feel the DIFFerence

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    There are quite a few nifty features this is a good idea. Edit your first post when we get them all to give full instructions to activate them.

    Nice one mate.
     
  13. garethrobson

    garethrobson FR LOVER

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    will do :)

    actually the auto lock feature isnt where it locks if you dont open a door, it is when the doors lock for you automatically when you drive away...
     
  14. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    ah righto,

    but the doors do auto-lock if you unlock the car but don't open the door too :)
     
  15. garethrobson

    garethrobson FR LOVER

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    yeh :) can be a pest though if u open them from far away then they lock by the time u get there :p haha
     
  16. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    Haha, i often play the "can i beat the lock" game.
    Need to test to see if it'll lock once the doors are shut after a certain period of time, according to the AA man that came out to look at my car once, some cars will do that and end up locking keys in the car... don't want to be caught out!
     
  17. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    shamelessly pilfered from another thread on here by ibizasc-chris (hope you don't mind) but thought it might be more useful to put it with all the other info in here.. (my notes in red) (Alt. bulb code in blue)


    extract from the manual.

    Double Headlamps: Bocanegra / Cupra / FR / Sport / SE / Ecomotive
    Dipped beam - H7 Long Life
    Main Beam - H7
    Sidelights - 2x W5W Long Life 501
    Indicator - PY21W 581

    Single Headlamp: S / S(a/c)
    Dipped / Main - H4 Long Life
    Sidelights - W5W Long Life 501
    Indicator - PY21W 581

    Xenon Headlights / Self Adjusting Optional Extra
    Dipped and Full Beam - D1S
    Sidelights - W5W Blue Long Life 501
    DRL (Daylight) - P21W Super Long Life 382
    Indicators - PY21W 581

    Fog Lights
    Fog Light Cornering - HB4

    Rear Lights
    Fog Light - P21W 382
    Reverse Gear - R10W 245
    Brakelights - P21 / SW Long Life 380
    Sidelights - P21 / 5W Long Life 380
    Indicator - PY21W 581

    Side Indicator
    Side Indicator - W5W 501

    Registration Plate Light
    Registration Plate Light - W5W 501 Sport / SE (unconfirmed) / Ecomotive (unconfirmed)
    Registration Plate Light - Festoon x2 264 Bocanegra / Cupra / FR (unconfirmed)

    Interior Lights
    Centre Light - Festoon 264
    Map Lights - W5W 501

    [/QUOTE]
     
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  18. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    Passive locking, however it doesnt arm the alarm.
     
  19. Daryld

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    Ha just tried the window thing with the old keyfob. Be great in the summer when u have a dog and u walk away with out opening the window for it
     
  20. Dave217

    Dave217 Ibiza Mk 5 owner

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    night flight the license plate bulb is a w5w i have changed mine and i can assure you it is, the only festoon is in the interior (that i can see)
     

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