EM TuningMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3

    Drinks holder in dash

    Fellow A3 owners

    I have a 2.0TDi Quattro S Line and when i was at the dealers one of the cars i test drove had a pop out drinks holder located under the stereo. Nice touch i thought as i often have a bottle of water in the car. When i got the car it had a rubbish money holder tray type thing? Where is the drinks holder? I since found my way onto VAG parts and bought it from them. Great. I recieve it today and although it fits perfectly into the dash the flippin trim isn't wide enough to accomadate it. Has any tried this? I reckon its about 0.5cm too small. I want to know has anybody ever modded the dash trim or drinks holder to fit? I really want to use it. Im scared of ruining the trim trying though - do you reckon you can get a replacement from Audi should that happen? As you may have gathered this drinks holder is important to me.

    Cheers Blue

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    JamS3's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Posts
    2,248
    Do you not have a drinks holder under the slidy flap behind the handbrake?
    NOW - Audi S3 Facelift - Sprint Blue, RNS-E Sat Nav, SDS, Bluetooth Phone Prep, Bose, Cruise, Buckets, FBMFSW, Adaptive Lights, Int Light Pack, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Piano Black Inserts, Through Load, Auto Dim RV Mirror/Wing, Auto Wipers/Lights, Folding Door Mirrors, Heated Seats, Ipod Dock, Front Arm Rest, Rear/Front Parking Sensors, 1st Aid Kit, Rear Arm Rest, H + R Springs, Front 15mm Spacers, Rear 10mm Spacers.

  4. #3
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    the cup holder is only a replacement for the coin tray on single din models. the double din is slightly smaller.

    i think i heard somebody before saying that they were able to take the face off the original coin tray and put it on the cup holder tomake it fit.

    Jam,
    the only problem with the cup holder under the slidy flap thing is that when if you have the armrest installed it becomes unusable with something in the cup holder

  5. #4
    JamS3's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Posts
    2,248
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan
    Jam,
    the only problem with the cup holder under the slidy flap thing is that when if you have the armrest installed it becomes unusable with something in the cup holder

    I know, thats why i never use mine and balance my drink between my lap!!

    Just was thinking if he was really desperate for one then he would not be bothered with the armrest if he has one!
    NOW - Audi S3 Facelift - Sprint Blue, RNS-E Sat Nav, SDS, Bluetooth Phone Prep, Bose, Cruise, Buckets, FBMFSW, Adaptive Lights, Int Light Pack, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Piano Black Inserts, Through Load, Auto Dim RV Mirror/Wing, Auto Wipers/Lights, Folding Door Mirrors, Heated Seats, Ipod Dock, Front Arm Rest, Rear/Front Parking Sensors, 1st Aid Kit, Rear Arm Rest, H + R Springs, Front 15mm Spacers, Rear 10mm Spacers.

  6. #5
    Boydie
    Guest
    can you not just buy the cup holder as a direct replacement??

    log onto vagparts.com and become a member, once you get your member number phone them and say you are an audisport member and recieve a 10% discount

    they sell the cup holder - other than that check ebay for it

  7. #6
    kanievsky's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Stamford
    Posts
    63

  8. #7
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie
    can you not just buy the cup holder as a direct replacement??

    log onto vagparts.com and become a member, once you get your member number phone them and say you are an audisport member and recieve a 10% discount

    they sell the cup holder - other than that check ebay for it
    Thats what i thought. It does fit as a direct replacement to the normal tray and slides in and out correctly, however, it appears to be the size of the original trim around the dials and holders is too small (i.e. the hole in which the front of the drinks holder needs to pass through) Difficult to explain without seeing for yourself.

  9. #8
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by kanievsky
    Thanks for the link but it doesn't really answer my question. I can get the drinks holder installed into the dash, thats easy. Its when you put the facia trim back on the mould of the plastic where the drinks holder passes when in use is too small - I wondered if anybody on this forum had bought one and modded it to fit. Maybe will put some pictures on to show what i mean when i get a chance.

  10. #9
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    119
    I did this mod by copying the details shown here (hope the link works).
    You just need to pull off the fascia panels, and swap them over. The coin tray fascia maight be a bit tight on the cup holder so I sanded down the edges a bit on the cup holder, then slotted it on.

    Retrofit Cup Holder with Symphony II (S-line)
    --------------------------------------
    Now: A3 Sportback 2.0TDi Sport, Akoya silver, black alcantara/leather, Bose.

    Gone: A3 2.0TDi Sport, Lava Grey
    A3 (8L) 1.9TDi Sport, Silver

 

 

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