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      01-09-2023, 10:44 AM   #23
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Yep, you can either unplug it or disable it with OBD11 or VCDS. It’s actually a little buzzer fitted to the bottom edge of the windshield.
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I believe it’s called a “soundaker” and it amplifies the engine sound from under the hood. You can disable it, so say the VW bros.
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I believe it’s called a “soundaker” and it amplifies the engine sound from under the hood. You can disable it, so say the VW bros.
Soundaktor it is, and unlike the stupid BMW setup that pipes fake sound into your amp and out with your music, the Soundaktor is a mechanical device that's installed on the firewall, and resonates through the windshield. It actually sounds pretty good - like actual induction noise. A lot of people disable it but I don't mind it at all in my R. The BMW crap on the other hand was disabled the day I got my M2c home last year.
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Soundaktor it is, and unlike the stupid BMW setup that pipes fake sound into your amp and out with your music, the Soundaktor is a mechanical device that's installed on the firewall, and resonates through the windshield. It actually sounds pretty good - like actual induction noise. A lot of people disable it but I don't mind it at all in my R. The BMW crap on the other hand was disabled the day I got my M2c home last year.
The i7 reviewed by AutoTopNL has a pretty lame fake sound generator.
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For the life of me I can’t figure out why they are popular amongst thieves in certain countries when you can do faster and better. There are articles where a Mercedes, Bentley, Ferrari were ignored for a GTI. Hopefully this is still on topic as part of reviewing the car’s security. Thanks
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For the life of me I can’t figure out why they are popular amongst thieves in certain countries when you can do faster and better. There are articles where a Mercedes, Bentley, Ferrari were ignored for a GTI. Hopefully this is still on topic as part of reviewing the car’s security. Thanks
Only the dumbest thief would steal a unique car. Want to get caught quickly? Steal a green Lamborghini. Want to be inconspicuous? Steal my white GTI. Cops don’t even register it.

Same reason I never really worried about someone stealing my M Coupe.
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