Chris NottEM Tuning
Results 1 to 29 of 29
  1. #1
    Sportback owner

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    465

    Sunglasses holder for A3 SB

    I know this is an old subject, but I could not find much help in old postings. Some years back, I saw a sunglasses holder, which replaces the driver-side grab handle. From my recent research I found this part number: 1J0 857 465 Y20 which may be a part number for a Golf Mk IV. Can any member steer me in the right direction (part number & vendor) where I can purchase one of these? I understand that some of these holders being sold today do not have the right spacing for the A3 fixing screws. Thanks in advance.
    French A3 Sportback 2006, 2.0L 140 TDI, DSG, RSN-E, Ambient lighting, Auto-lights/wipers, Reverse assist, Dolphin Grey, 17" wheels, Leather seats, Cruise control, Roof bars.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    408
    Ive fitted the same part to my a3 m8, its a slightly different
    Size to the grab handle, but will still fit ok, holders can be
    Bought at vw dealers or the bay etc

    Cal

  4. #3
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    14
    Hi anyone know if this is a black one as I would be interested in doing this myself Thanks

  5. #4
    Sportback owner

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    465
    Yikes... I found them all on the fleabay, but they all seem to come from Hong Kong! Has anyone purchased from these Asian vendors? Danny, as far as I could see, the colour black does not appear to be popular. I would think they could be very easily sprayed any colour of your choice.
    French A3 Sportback 2006, 2.0L 140 TDI, DSG, RSN-E, Ambient lighting, Auto-lights/wipers, Reverse assist, Dolphin Grey, 17" wheels, Leather seats, Cruise control, Roof bars.

  6. #5
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    408
    you can purchase genuine holder from vw stealer for well under 20, and choose the colour you want, hth

    cal

  7. #6
    Sportback owner

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    465
    Just some information for anyone contemplating the purchase of the sunglass holders. The fixing screw (torx) centers are at 17.0 centimeters. With this, you can quickly check if the VW holder you are about to buy can fit into the A3 grap handle position. Hope this helps.
    French A3 Sportback 2006, 2.0L 140 TDI, DSG, RSN-E, Ambient lighting, Auto-lights/wipers, Reverse assist, Dolphin Grey, 17" wheels, Leather seats, Cruise control, Roof bars.

  8. #7
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    this seems like a really cool mod, any pics guys?
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  9. #8
    scottie123's Avatar
    (●̮̮̃̃) (●̮̮̃̃)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    (.) (.)
    Posts
    1,888
    Did this to my old cupra r I had.

    Easy peasy and very handy. I had completely forgot about it until this thread. One more for the mods list lol!
    05 SB SE BKD

    Build Thread

  10. #9
    4th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
    Posts
    846
    Further to this has anyone successfully retro-fitted the sunglasses holder from a MK5 up near the interior light?



    I'd assume you might need the frame, light and the sunglasses holder itself from the MK5 - which comes to around 60 all in

    Anyone done it?
    Now a happy owner of an A3 Sportback S Line 170 TDI
    My Posh Golf

  11. #10
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    Just rang VW:

    Me: "Hi, could you look up a sunglasses holder for a Mk4 Golf for me please?"
    Monkey: "Yes, do you have your registration?"
    Me: "No, it's going to be fitted into an Audi A3"
    Monkey: "Well this is VW, how are you going to fit it to an Audi?"
    Me: "By screwing it in where the grab handle goes"
    Monkey: "Well this is VW, so would you like the number for Audi?"
    Me: "No it's okay thanks, the Golf part will be fine"
    Monkey: "It's not that easy, there are all kinds of different ones"
    Me: "Oh really, in terms of colour choice?"
    Monkey: "No, there are loads of different trims to choose from. Do you have curtain airbags?"
    Me: "Yes"
    Monkey: "Okay. That's 24 + VAT"

    Clearly a huuuuuge list of issues to sort out before he could locate what I needed!! Can't stand *****y parts muppets.
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  12. #11
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    so anybody any pics?
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  13. #12
    4th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
    Posts
    846
    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    so anybody any pics?
    That's what the MK4 style one looks like
    VW Bora Golf Mk4 Sunglass Holder Gray on eBay (end time 15-Oct-10 19:13:18 BST)

    and simply replaces the grab handle.

    I had one in my MK4 and it was ok although my Oakley's didn't fit very well
    Now a happy owner of an A3 Sportback S Line 170 TDI
    My Posh Golf

  14. #13
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    looks good, is it available in the dark/black colour to match the s-line dark interior & headliner
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  15. #14
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    I'll stick up a pic of mine once it's arrived and I've fitted it
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  16. #15
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    Quote Originally Posted by heeman10 View Post
    I'll stick up a pic of mine once it's arrived and I've fitted it
    That would be great mate cheers
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  17. #16
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    This part did not fit my 8P A3.

    I just spent out 27 on a brand new part from VW: Part number 1JO 857 465 Y20, as detailled in the OP's findings, but it does not fit my 2005 8P A3. The hole spacings were way off. A bit disappointing really, and I can't really return it because taking the VW screws out has slightly marked the plastic.
    Great way to waste the best part of 30
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  18. #17
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    ahh no, i was well looking forward to doing this mod
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  19. #18
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    Me too, it's a bit annoying when the part number was confirmed, and fitment was said to be straight-forward. The screws are spaced about 50mm or so too close together, it's nowhere near fitting, so is useless for an 8P A3.
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  20. #19
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    sorry to hear that mate, sure stick it on ebay and see what happens
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  21. #20
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    bluequattro - I am failing to see how you were able to fit this part to your car, yet it's a million miles off fitting mine...unless you've actually got an old 8L A3 and posted in the 8P forum?
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  22. #21
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    408
    Im pretty sure a 05 a3 is an 8p model m8, il post up the number and
    A pic when i get a chance

  23. #22
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    must be a mix up boys, hopefully sorted soon
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  24. #23
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    408
    Heres a quik phone pic to give an idea
    [/IMG]

  25. #24
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    408

  26. #25
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,502
    i'm pretty sure my car doesn't have a hole in the headlining for the grab handle

    but at the same time i'm sure the earliest 8Ps i've seen were on an 03 plate so there's no way that an 05 isn't an 8P... confused.com
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

  27. #26
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    Very odd. Do you see how your grab handle mounting points aren't actually the same shape as the cutouts in your roof lining? Mine ARE the same shape, and have rectangular flip-up covers to conceal the screw heads. My car is an 05 plate 8P Sportback.
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  28. #27
    Smoothie's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lurgan N.I
    Posts
    1,431
    Quote Originally Posted by heeman10 View Post
    Very odd. Do you see how your grab handle mounting points aren't actually the same shape as the cutouts in your roof lining? Mine ARE the same shape, and have rectangular flip-up covers to conceal the screw heads. My car is an 05 plate 8P Sportback.
    Mine are the same
    Moved to the Darkside click below:

  29. #28
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    408
    Ive actually got 2 cover washers still to fit and cover
    The holes, just not gotten round to it lol, i think this holder
    Is mkiv golf or passat, ill post part number as soon as i
    Remove it. Hth

    Cal

  30. #29
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    Smoothie - The same as whose?

    bluequattro - I mean the plastic caps that cover the screws holding your grab handle to your roof. Yours are curvy, whereas mine are rectangular, and the spacing must be drastically different. How very odd...
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO