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    Smile Bloody cup holder

    ni me again 02 S3 has anyone had problems with the dashboard cup holder as mine is stuck in the closed position any ideas how to release it thanks gumball b

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    Dont worry about it mate, you'll only be dissapointed when you get it out because nothing fits it!
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    Mine's also stuck but I haven't bothered to try and free it. Have a look at this: Sticky Drinks Holder

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    when mine got stuck in my old a3 i used a headunit removal key

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    ta mate im not that bothered about it but you no what people are like when it comes to selling your pride and joy ta gumball b

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    ta mate will try that gumball b

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    Myth, the S3 doesnt have cup holders!!


    or does it! i want to see pictures or it never happened
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    Mine got stuck as the piano black trim had moved slightly. I pushed the surrounding trim until it was seated ok and as if by actual magicv... my 'cup' holder revealed itself

    It is as previously mentioned useless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post

    It is as previously mentioned useless...

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    I would like to retract my previous comment and say that it is pretty good at holding an iPhone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    I would like to retract my previous comment and say that it is pretty good at holding an iPhone
    Geeez

    Where the hell do i find these cup holders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by random101 View Post
    Geeez

    Where the hell do i find these cup holders!!
    haha I thought you were kidding. Its above the radio, top left of the dash trim. Its a little slot of plastic that you push and it transforms into a phone... I mean cup holder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    I would like to retract my previous comment and say that it is pretty good at holding an iPhone
    ...as it does my Blackberry Storm until I have to plug the charger in... but then thats more a design issue with the Storm than the cup holder methinks...

    Still, it did keep my Dr Peppers cold with the aircon directed at it so not all bad

    Just spoils the clean look of the dashboard when its out....

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    wait do pre face lift models have this ? i.e. 2000 model?
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    Dont know! HAve you got one?
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    i got my hopes and thought it was stuck...

    but i dont think so...

    is it possible audi forgot to put in cup holders?
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    I just found this pic on piston heads of a pre face lift and it doesn't have the cup holder:



    This next pic is a facelift S3 and you can see the cup holder slot to the left of the hazard button:



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    Sorry to shatter your dreams mate
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    gumball, if you prise off the piano trim with a flat blade driver, the cup holder comes out like a cassette...you can then clean clean clean to ya hearts content till its all working again....
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    thanks for those pics of dash coz i didnt no that either gumball b

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    thanks for that mate will give it a go gumball b

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    no for some reason but your not missing out on much ta gumball b

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    I can't believe everyone is slating the S3s cup holder!

    I find it awesome. It holds my phone when it's on charge and being used as a satnav, but most importantly holds my starbucks "small" americano when I'm on a long work trip. In fact I like it so much I just got one for the amrest :-)

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    at least you have one! i've only got the stupid ones in the glovebox which do nothing!!

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    As mentioned before holds an iPhone perfectly also not too bad for cans of Relentless (i should know, i get through enough of the bloody stuff!) Word of warning though, dont do any spirited driving until the can is at least a third empty or the cup holder WILL cease to function soon after, sticky stuff Relentless!

 

 

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