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Hi all, thought it was about time I got round to introducing myself....

Been a proud owner of a lovely Mk 4 R32 for about 6 months although this is the 2nd time round for me as I previously owned an R32 back in 2005. Unfortunately, it was plagued with problems and after 4 years of breaking the bank I decided to trade it in for a 350Z. Had a series of nice cars since then but eventually traded in my Civic Type R for the R32 and now I have a big smile back on my face! That must say something about the car, I missed it!

Ok, the car is standard but being a perfectionist, I have replaced/upgraded a few things that needed a bit of TLC. My main criteria was to keep the OEM look, here's a list of things done so far:

Replaced passenger airbag cover (had a large dent in it!)
Upgraded vents to illuminated Bora style
Replaced Gamma radio/CD System with OEM MFD 1 satnav unit with boot changer
Fitted DVB-VG DAB Radio & TV interface controllable through MFD 1 unit or remote control (expensive but looks great)
Fitted rear parking camera which is interfaced to the DVB unit and viewed through MFD 1.

The biggest problem to overcome was a nasty (and smelly) leak in the rear passenger footwell. Finding the problem wasn't too difficult, the sunroof drain pipe had worked its way loose from the drain nipple and was leaking into the car. Getting rid of the damp and smell was not so easy! I ended up paying a professional car valet to strip out the seats and carpets and replace the underlay, dry and completely disinfect the carpet. Good news is that the car is now dry and doesn't smell like a damp dog!

Next project is to get my half FIS upgraded to full with interface to MFD 1. Already had a chat with fellow member Ray (top man) and hoping that he can do the job for me. Just waiting for the parts to come in. In the longer term, it's a front/rear bumper respray. They don't look too bad from a distance but close up you can really see the stone chips. Any members out there recommend a good body shop in Hampshire area?

Cheers
Steve
 

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Ok here goes. Hope I did it right!
FIrst two are exterior of car. 3rd pic is display with TV enabled, 4th is rear camera view (interference lines due to iPhone not camera), 5th pic is pic of interior with carpets removed for deep clean and last pic is rear view camera (sorry for quality, it was raining). I did a video clip of radio/tv/rear camera operation but not sure how to download it. It's a big file!

Steve

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Welcome to the forum and yes you did it right:)
 

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Where abouts in Hampshire are you?
I'm in Poole and work all round Hampshire.

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I'm based in Basingstoke, lived in Southampton for 10 years prior to moving here so pretty familiar with both Southampton and Poole areas.

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There's a local VW club called tidyvag here in Poole, there's a meet on the 2nd Sunday of every month, if your ever in the area and are going to go let me know and imo I'll make sure I'm there as I only live 5 mins away

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Cheers, thanks for the warm welcome and invites. Will definitely sort out a meet up soon. If only it would stop raining!

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I'm from Basingstoke and thought you might be the one who lives in next street to me and breaks my heart I sold mine everytime I go past when walking the dogs! I don't think you are though unless your pics were taken not outside your house! Will be an owner again in the next few months tho - can't wait!

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Doh! I really should read my thread first as just introduced myself on your thread! I live in Chineham, pics were taken outside house so probably not me. Not seen many R32's in the area, be good to see another black one tho :)

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I thought it looked like Chineham! Ahhhhhh well there is a felllow black one over Popley way although I have to say I have noticed he hasnt been there the last week so maybe moved/away! Hopefully will be another one in the next month or so! I will keep my eyes peeled around Basingstoke!
 
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