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Is my FR a Facelift or Not?

Discussion in 'Mk2 Leon FAQ's (1P) 2006-2012' started by SpiderWelsh, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. SpiderWelsh

    SpiderWelsh Full Member

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    Hi,

    New to this forum and new to Seat, so I'm a bit of a newb.

    I always seem to do this where I buy cars right on the swap over between facelifts/models and parts websites seem to disagree on what model my car is.

    In the current case, I have just bought a nice red FR TFSI on an 09 plate, however, I see that 2009 was the facelift year.

    How can I tell if I have the facelift model or whether it's a very late pre-FL?

    Thanks in advance.

    From what reading I've done on here already, this looks like a great forum and I rhink I'll do just fine here .
     
  2. Pew.

    Pew. Senior Member

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    Post a pic and someone will know instantly
     
  3. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Does yours look like this, which is Facelift

    SEAT-LEON-1.6-TDI-SE-COPA-DSG-5DR-steering-wheel.jpg

    Or this which is pre facelift

    m1dyxivbbjdr_800.jpg
     
  4. SpiderWelsh

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    Ok, due to have it dropped off on Saturday, so will wack one up then.

    Tried finding one online, but as I bought it last week, they've take all the ads down.

    Is there anything obvious I should look for?

    I read one article saying there's a little badge on the front end, which mine has, but obviously this could have been stuck on like those awful V8 badges people buy from Halfrauds. :roflmao:
     
  5. SpiderWelsh

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    I think more like the bottom pic.

    Mine had the terrible media centre.

    Soon sort that out, just got a Kenwood DNX520VBT from eBay, so hopefully I'll bring it into this century.

    EDIT:

    So I found a pic of my interior that I'd sent to someone and looks like it's the Pre-FL.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    The Stereo could be swapped out, I know I had that setup from that picture in my Pre-FL FR so I would go with Pre facelift, but the steering wheel is the biggest change as it shows in the picture.
     
  7. R3k1355

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    Climate control, gear knob and the gaiter are all pre-FL items.

    IIRC the knob, gaiter and the FR trim on the steering wheel are all much cheaper to replace on the pre-FL cars than the facelift ones, so silver cloud and all that.
     
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  8. SpiderWelsh

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    Very good to know.

    I prefer the gearnob and gaitor tbh, but do like the shape of the FL wheel.

    Either way they seem like good cars for the money.

    I think it will make such a difference having the Kenwood unit installed.
     

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