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    Squeaky Triangle!

    My 9 old month S3 has developed a really annoying squeak from the passenger side grab handle/triangle. If I hold it when driving it, it stops, so I think it just needs tightening up (can’t be bothered taking it to the dealer!). Can anyone advise how these are fixed? I take it some bolts are under the gear stick trim and some under the centre conceal? Is this a common issue? Any advice? Any one got an ELSA diagram?

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    if you look from the underside of the triangle hole on the grab handle you will see a small hole that goes upwards towards the roof. get an allen key and tighten it up. it also bolts elsewhere but just follow it under the gear gaiter.
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    OK, cheers. Do you know what size the allen key is? Thanks
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    Sorry mate i don't. although i needed one of the ball ended allen keys because theres not too much leverage underneath the triangle so be careful not to mark it
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    I have the same issue in the same place after 9 months! Going to try an allen key tonight!

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    Let us know how you get on!
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    5mm allen key m8

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    Cheers guys, tightened it up (both the one underneath and one under gear trip) and no more squeaks! Thanks!
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