EM TuningBadger5
Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Centre console

  1. #1
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493

    Centre console

    Im going to fit the face lift console into my 98 car ,do i just need the main console or do i have to get all the switches etc as well ???

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    DriveByShooters's Avatar
    Editor Audi-Sport.Net Magazine

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kettering
    Posts
    1,197
    Need lot more than that dude, i work at a main stealer and i looked into doing that myself.

  4. #3
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    What would i need then as its all still in the car so everthing is avalible ??

  5. #4
    DriveByShooters's Avatar
    Editor Audi-Sport.Net Magazine

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kettering
    Posts
    1,197
    take the lot buddy, console, switches, drink holder, radio bracket, ashtray, side panels. try and keep some of the wires to the switches too. There is also a main mounting frame. Grab that too!

  6. #5
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    If i get all the parts is it a straight forward fit ?? Also do you know what holds the roof rails on ie under the head lining ??

  7. #6
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    12,505

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel
    Alegedly, you will also have problems with backlighting on the newer Aircon HU,at least thats what i have read on US forums

  8. #7
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    Its starting to sound like more trouble than its worth, i only really wanted to fit the centre armrest anyway !!!

  9. #8
    docurley's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    UK, London, SE
    Posts
    3,841
    Oh and the hazard light does not work with the old loom.
    Black Audi RS4 2006 Exclusive edition, Black optic option (stock for now)

  10. #9
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    I dont think i will bother,im going to be busy fitting my new bumper/lights/roof rails etc so i think an armrest can wait !!!
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

  11. #10
    docurley's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    UK, London, SE
    Posts
    3,841
    Arm rest dont need a console.
    Black Audi RS4 2006 Exclusive edition, Black optic option (stock for now)

  12. #11
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    So does the arm rest of the face lift car fit onto the pre facelift console ???
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

  13. #12
    docurley's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    UK, London, SE
    Posts
    3,841
    Yes you just need to cut the hole.
    Black Audi RS4 2006 Exclusive edition, Black optic option (stock for now)

  14. #13
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    Great thats spot on and will save me lots of work !!
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

  15. #14
    Nessy's Avatar
    VW + Audi mad

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bridgend, South Wales
    Posts
    617
    As has already been said, the armrest was the same from 95 up until the B6 came out in 2001.............
    I retro-fitted an armrest to my pre-facelift '99 a few months ago and it was a doddle, just remove the plastic surround to the handbrake assembly and on the reverse there is even a factory-marked dotted-line so you know where to cut!
    All the mounting studs are already there on the central tunnel of the car, you just need a few nyloc nuts to fit the armrest!
    One of the best mods I've done,well worth the trouble IMHO.
    '99 Ming Blue A4 Avant TDi SE 110 + Dragon Performance Tuning Box
    Factory sunroof / Cruise / Aircon + Climate / Royale Blue leather

    '72 1302LS Karmann Beetle Cabrio Silbermetallic

    '63 Karmann Ghia Sunroof Coupe Pacific Blue

  16. #15
    macattax's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    451
    Yup armrest was a good mod and quite easy apart from the labourious cutting you have to do into the plastic.
    I found it easier to just take out the centre console and bring it indoors to do the job of cutting as its too cold to be outside these days.

    FACELIFT 99.5

    Current Mods: RNS-E MMI Conversion,Carbonio CAI,
    Baileys DV30 valve, Tinted windows, Xenon H.I.Ds, Bosch Aerotwins.


    Planned mods: Rieger Kit,Engine Tuning, Leather sports seats.
    Accomodation when the missus kicks me out for wasting money on a car.

  17. #16
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    Thanks guys,if i have time i will go and get the arm rest off the car tomorrow and the roof rails if i have time !!
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

  18. #17
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    Just picked up my chrome roof rails,cargo net,floor mats and i got the arm rest complete with the back half of the centre consol including everything that attached to it. Can i use the console or does it not match up to the front half on my car ???
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

  19. #18
    macattax's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    451
    Have you got a haynes manual?
    Basically you will have to pull out the rear ashtray and undo some bolts that are found underneath.
    Remove the vag connector .
    Then remove the handbrake cover (pull hand brake up tight) then carefully lift from the back careful not to break the clips , by raising the back the clips at the front should come loose then you pull back sligtly to release front.
    Then just slip console out over the handbrake then your done.
    You can now test to see if the new "console" fits if it does then happy days! If not then remove the parts you need and fit them to your own console.
    A haynes manual would be helpful all the same.
    Good luck with it!

    FACELIFT 99.5

    Current Mods: RNS-E MMI Conversion,Carbonio CAI,
    Baileys DV30 valve, Tinted windows, Xenon H.I.Ds, Bosch Aerotwins.


    Planned mods: Rieger Kit,Engine Tuning, Leather sports seats.
    Accomodation when the missus kicks me out for wasting money on a car.

  20. #19
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    I dont pick up the car till saturday but i will try it then,i got everything with the console inc the handbrakes covers,i compared the later console that i got from the y reg car with a p reg car and it looked the same fit to me,would be nice if it fitted as its a better looking console !!!
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

  21. #20
    951
    951's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    493
    The face lift rear console/arm rest fits straight on to the early front console apart from a very small gap on the o/s just above where it bolts in but unless you have your seat right back you cant tell anyway. tokk about 15 mins to change and is a vast inprovement over the early one,and i even found 30p under the old console !!!
    A4 Avant 1.8T Sport (183 bhp).

 

 

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