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6 hours, Blood, sweat, frustration and....SUCCESS!

jansa3turbo Oct 16, 2006

  1. jansa3turbo

    jansa3turbo Audi A3 1.8T Sport

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    Hi Guys,

    I waited bloody ages for the stealership to get me my parts and friday they came in!

    • Ignition switch,
    • Plastic window clips.
      • Glove box from a breakers

      I decided that I'd sort all the bits out in one go
      • Glove box change over (mine had a crack from someone with big feet and knees)
      • ignition switch replacement
      • Fix my window that would no longer rise on its own

      The glove box was pretty simple, The ignition switch was a bit harder! And the window was just a damn pain (literally! i cut my finger!!!!)

      Any way, thought I'd post my achievements on here, just in case anyone needs help with a similar fix...

      Oh by the way, I've got a new fault now. The rear washer never worked ever, I was going to look into it, and now the whole wiping mechanism has given up the ghost! arghh!!!
     
  2. turbodan

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    I need a new glovebox, the brackets have both snapped off and im using bluetack as a temp solution! (it holds for about a week before falling off!)

    How much did your glovebox cost? so i know im not getting ripped off!

    Also how long did it take to replace? theres an airbag above the glovebox, i take it this is a totally seperate unit alltogether & wouldnt interfere with it if replacing the glovebox?

    Some **** seems to have got chewing gum stuck to my passenger seat too! anyone know the best way to get it off?!

    Cheers!

    (PS: My rear washer never worked either!)
     
  3. jansa3turbo

    jansa3turbo Audi A3 1.8T Sport

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    The glove box I bought was £30 plus postage of £15. (from a breakers)
    It arrived and it was a slightly different colour to mine, slightly lighter. - So I swapped the door from my old one onto the new one! It looks like new again now..... bit of a bodge but hey look at the price of one from the stealers!
    Quick Tip - Changing the glove box door was a pig! there are two pins holding it on which will make you curse!

    Good luck with the box, as for the seat.... ??? I banned gum from my car ages ago!!!

    Cheers
     
  4. jansa3turbo

    jansa3turbo Audi A3 1.8T Sport

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    I think there are 8 bolts holding it in......
    It should take you no more than 15 minutes to swap :)

    Good luck
     
  5. garratt83

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    Get some airspay (not hair). Spray on to gum and it will freeze it. Then scrap it off. Or if you have a big frezzer put it in there. lol
     
  6. turbodan

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    ahh, both of my glovebox arm/bracket thingys are actually stuck in the glovebox! ive tried removing the arms with the pins with no joy!

    Ideally id just buy the glovebox lid, but no point until i manage to get these arms out!

    Thats why i was thinking of buying a whole new glovebox.
     
  7. turbodan

    turbodan Member

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    Cheers for the tip!

    I shall give it a go later.
     
  8. madvw

    madvw Active Member

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    so those blue window clips that move the windows glass which like to break can be replaced seperately?
     
  9. jansa3turbo

    jansa3turbo Audi A3 1.8T Sport

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    Yes, I replaced both of the clips because it would be a right dog to finish the job and find that the other clip gives up a few weeks later!!!
     
  10. madvw

    madvw Active Member

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    nice. I was always under the impresion that it needed the replacement of the winder mechanisms, and all the messing about and riveting involved...
     
  11. Pete69zx

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    My drivers side window usually sueaks as its attempting to go up & occasionally really slows down on its way up aswell.
    Sometimes (possibly when its been raining)... i flick the window switch to mjake the window go up & it decides to go all the way down. Occasionally it wont respond to going up either!
    ARRGGHH.

    Is this a symptom the same as your used to suffer aswell?

    What is the fix for me please?

    When the window does fully close, the part of the window closest to the B pillar doesnt go all the way up, so i suffer from wind/road noise. To be frank, its a bit of a TW@T!

    Pete.
     

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