JMB RetrofitsEM Tuning
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    4

    A4 cabriolet windscreen pillars fitment..

    Hello , can somebody please help me, some nice person has taken 2 of the inserts that slot into the aluminium pillars. I have managed to source the pillars including the inserts , but I have not got a clue how to fit them myself as these pillars have cost enough!! is there anywhere I can see how to or get a description how to fit them? any help will be appreciated. Mark

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    JasonS's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    North Herts
    Posts
    90
    I replaced one of mine for the same reason, the black strip was missing..

    You have to remove the sun visors and overhead light, then you can unbolt the plastic headliner.
    Unclip the headliner further, then you'll be able to unclip the A pillar trims.

    This will expose the nuts that hold the metal trims in place at the top.

    Remove the rubber door seal / peel back until you expose the rivets towards the bottom of the metal trims.
    Drill these out.
    Then you should be able to unclip the metal trims.

    Clip the replacements in, pop a rivet in at the base, re-attach the rubber, put the nuts back on the bolts, refit the A pillar trim, headliner trim, sun visors and overhead light and you are done.

    Be careful not to lose the washer on the top bolt - you might find it held in place with mastic as I did, but mine had been removed before when the screen was replaced by the previous owner as he didn't like the look of it..

    You might want to add some mastic to ensure a good seal around the screen as well, but don't go mad with the stuff.

    I used ELSAWIN to get the instructions, which include diagrams so you can see where the clips are, which is useful as you then know what direction to pull the trim with less chance of breaking bits off.

    Hope this helps.
    2005 A4 Sport Cabriolet 2.5 TDI
    Previous Audis:
    1997 A6 Avant 2.5 TDI Quattro
    1994 80 Cabriolet 2.0
    1995 S6 2.2t 20v Quattro
    1998 A6 Saloon 1.8t
    1995 A6 Saloon 2.0

  4. #3
    JasonS's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    North Herts
    Posts
    90
    2005 A4 Sport Cabriolet 2.5 TDI
    Previous Audis:
    1997 A6 Avant 2.5 TDI Quattro
    1994 80 Cabriolet 2.0
    1995 S6 2.2t 20v Quattro
    1998 A6 Saloon 1.8t
    1995 A6 Saloon 2.0

  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    4
    Hi Jason, And thank you for your help how long did it take you to replace the one you took off please? Mark

  6. #5
    JasonS's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    North Herts
    Posts
    90
    Took about an hour to do one, I could probably do two in 1.5hrs..
    2005 A4 Sport Cabriolet 2.5 TDI
    Previous Audis:
    1997 A6 Avant 2.5 TDI Quattro
    1994 80 Cabriolet 2.0
    1995 S6 2.2t 20v Quattro
    1998 A6 Saloon 1.8t
    1995 A6 Saloon 2.0

  7. #6
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thank you for your help.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. A4 Cabriolet Windscreen Trim
    By Hamilton May in forum For Sale/Wanted - Audi Parts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13th January 2012, 00:58
  2. Cabriolet Headlamps fitment
    By Mr Singh in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th April 2010, 10:20
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th February 2006, 19:22
  4. Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.5TDi
    By amoffat in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14th January 2003, 03:28
  5. Phwargh - A4 Cabriolet!
    By audi_girl in forum Other Brands & Models
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th January 2003, 22:27

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