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    Built in sub and noise

    On my A3 2004 factory fitted with Concert (not bose), there is also a sub in the booth. When I raise the volume to more then 12-14 I get a lot of noise from "back there" and I found it is the cover on top of the sub that is vibrating.

    Anyone else experience this, and do you have any tricks? I am tempted to go back to the dealer and complaint.


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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    I've managed to position the 'velcro' oil bottle holder tight against the floor, upright against that area, which reduces any vibration [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Do you have a picture? Where did you get the velcro oil bottle holder, from VAG?


    Best rgds,
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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    What velcro oil bottle holder ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

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    What velcro oil bottle holder ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    comes with the car, complete with 1 litre bottle of oil.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Oil ? - check.
    Velcro thing ? - nope

    I've chucked the oil in the garage to stop it sliding around the boot.

    The dealer didn't point out any velcro oil holder-upper in their half hour drone about "this is the lights..this is the indicators...zzzzzzz"

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

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    The dealer didn't point out any velcro oil holder-upper in their half hour drone about "this is the lights..this is the indicators...zzzzzzz"

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    He's probably removed it and is flogging it on Ebay

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Anyone have the VAG part no. for this bottle holder?

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Hmmmph...
    I feel a phonecall to the dealer coming on....

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Here is the official response from my dealer

    "They used to come with those velcro things,but now the oil just comes in plastic bags"

    So there you go... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

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    Here is the official response from my dealer

    "They used to come with those velcro things,but now the oil just comes in plastic bags"

    So there you go... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Yep, same response for me too bowfer.

    So bought one off e-bay for 2 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    I'll speak nicely to my contact at the dealer..
    I'll get it for trade.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

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    I'll speak nicely to my contact at the dealer..
    I'll get it for trade.

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    Contact = blonde bit of stuff
    trade = services rendered..ooh, er [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    my 1st March car came with one...

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

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    I'll speak nicely to my contact at the dealer..
    I'll get it for trade.

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    Contact = blonde bit of stuff
    trade = services rendered..ooh, er [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    I wish...
    Unfortunately my contact is a brunette with a face like a dropped pie.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Mine came with one as well.... 14th March pick up!

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    1st September last year - no pouch.

    Grr!

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Picture loads of Audi salesmen taking pouches home for their kids' trainers etc.etc. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    My dealer tells me they are no longer available.

    They will,therefore,gain 'cult status' and guarantee increased residuals for those lucky enough to have one.

    Fast forward to Top Gear 2043 saying "if you're buying a classic A3,look for one with a velcro oil bag".

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Well that's strange as my car come with one also and is under two weeks old.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Who knows the secret of the black velcro pouch.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    they're all over ebay for about 5

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    I got a velcro bag for my oil. They have been provided for years I think in other Audis. Holds 1l of oil. It is a waxy looking black plastic pouch with a zip on the top with velcro patches on back which you slap onto the side of the boot lining, unless, like me, you keep it in the garage instead asit just keeps getting pulled off the lining when filling the boot.

    Re the sub noise, this probably won't help much but I also have a similar sounding problem with vibration from the sub area. It is a bose system, but the vibration fault was diagnosed by the dealer as coming from the air exit flaps within the side panel which let the air out into the wheel arch. Not seen them myself, but apparently there are flaps which prevent dirt etc coming in but allow the air to move out. No official cure though and known by Audi UK as a fault. Suggestion to pack out with felt etc to dampen the noise as much as possible.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    you could always get one from the courtesy car you get next time yours is in for a service if they didnt supply you with one as they should have

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

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    you could always get one from the courtesy car you get next time yours is in for a service if they didnt supply you with one as they should have

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    That's the whole crux of the argument though.
    Should they have ?
    According to my dealer,no.
    We're unlikely to get a definitive answer on this.
    We'll only get different dealer opinions.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise


    I got one in mine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    J.

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    Just got one for a fiver off ebay,as Eeef suggested was possible.
    There are loads.
    I will send be sending my invoice to the dealer... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    OK, so this thread has gone a bit of track! but just to rub salt in the wound, i went to get a top up bottle today from Smith Knight Fay, and they gave it me in an Audi pouch - now got 2!

    Sheer extravagance! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Built in sub and noise

    I got one on the 11th of March [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

 

 

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