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    Audi S3 8P Dash into Audi S3 8L

    Is this possible?

    To me the dash boards appear to be very similar in dimensions and basic shape, barring the updated air vents and console.

    I've heard of people putting S3 dash's into VW Golf, so i'm hoping the 8P dash is transferrable into an 8L S3.


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    Awaits patiently for some Audi guru to tell me this is possible and more importantly....easy

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    if it does fit, would it not be too much hassle to try and get the instruments to work? ie clocks, dis, stereo, climate control?

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    Just buy an 8P?..

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    Having owned an 8p previously I don't think it would be worth it, not a big fan of their interiors, if you changed your steering wheel, gearknob/gaitor and fitted the newer satnav unit it would bring it up to date alot cheaper and easier
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    I'm sure this has been done before so I think it's possible but don't hold me on that lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjiman46 View Post
    Just buy an 8P?..
    It's all well and easy saying jusy buy an 8P, but i don't want an 8P. I prefer the look of the 8L but also prefer the 8P dash with the circular air vents and centre console. Hence why i am asking if it is easy to transfer the dash over to the 8L chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a6_chris View Post
    Don't build something you can buy .. It always ends in tears!
    If we all did that....cars would be so boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3 Hoggy View Post
    Having owned an 8p previously I don't think it would be worth it, not a big fan of their interiors, if you changed your steering wheel, gearknob/gaitor and fitted the newer satnav unit it would bring it up to date alot cheaper and easier
    Cheers for the honest but informative reply. This is the kind of response i was looking for.

    Does the 8P MFSW work properly on the 8L, such as airbag and steering wheel controls? Definately getting the gearknob anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxie View Post
    if it does fit, would it not be too much hassle to try and get the instruments to work? ie clocks, dis, stereo, climate control?
    I wondered if the original 8L clocks would fit into the dash?

    The dash wiring can all stay as 8L with a few tweeks to accomodate newer features i would presume....

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    Have a quick look at this thread mate, AndyC has done what I mentioned and it looks great

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    Hi guys.. You reckon you could pop the 8p clocks in an 8l? Just wondering out of interest!
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Hi guys.. You reckon you could pop the 8p clocks in an 8l? Just wondering out of interest!
    Due to it being a different chassis I'm pretty sure it's not possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunS3 View Post
    It's all well and easy saying jusy buy an 8P, but i don't want an 8P. I prefer the look of the 8L but also prefer the 8P dash with the circular air vents and centre console. Hence why i am asking if it is easy to transfer the dash over to the 8L chassis.
    the TT has those air vents and that dash is reasonably easy to fit... I'm just finishing up mine...

 

 

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