I recently ordered the parts needed to add the coin drawer to my 8P (I didn't like all those blanks and could use the space to store the card to get into the car park).
I was going to follow the instructions from this thread: 8P3 coin drawer / part number
Today when I went to install the card tray, I was horrified to find that my dash is different from the facelifted dashes in the photos.
I put some pics here: 8P Dash Photos
The pictures show that the whole set of buttons is a single sub-assembly and the blanks are no longer really blanks anymore. If I remove the entire sub assembly, the card tray clips in nicely, but then there is a gaping hole and nowhere to put the hazard light and ASR OFF switch.
The car is an A3 Sportback with a build date of April 2010.
Do the blanks now form part of the structure of the sub-assembly, making it impossible to put the card tray in without some cutting? .... or have I missed something?