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A3 8L Facelift '03. What's missing?

Villarob May 31, 2013

  1. Villarob

    Villarob New Member

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    Just bought an A3 8L Facelift and there's a lovely big gap above the rear ashtray. Wondered what was there before and what is needed to replace it.
    Cheers.
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  2. JudderMan

    JudderMan Well-Known Member

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    The arm rest. If my dogs didn't want to jump through from the back seats then you could have mine, but it does work a treat for stopping them. Hate it when it's down, though, as you just smash your elbow off it when changing gear.

    ps. my neck hurts.
     
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  3. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

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    RAOFL PMSL :)
     
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  4. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Took me a good few months to realise you can lower the armrest a few more clicks after lowering it to the normal position!

    Almost impossible to change with it down and not lowering it more!
     
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  5. JudderMan

    JudderMan Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, I did not know that. Still, my dogs would feel that's an invitation to stand on the dashboard or bite the steering wheel, which isn't cool at full boost warp factor 9 ;)
     
  6. Villarob

    Villarob New Member

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    Thank you for all your replies. Looks like i might be shopping for an arm rest then. And my dog is only allowed in the wifes car. I don't want her scratching up my leather. Or the dog!
     
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  7. Villarob

    Villarob New Member

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    To replace would i need the OEM arm rest or can i make do with one of the cheap ones off ebay? I'd prefer OEM but a bit pricey.
     
  8. Tim_Attard

    Tim_Attard Active Member

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    i love my arm rest
     
  9. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Well when you next have the car to yourself - drop the armrest a few more clicks and it should line up very nicely to your gear knob and make changing gears with the arm rest down a hell of a lot easier!

    In terms of a replacement armrest- OEM is the way to go...not sure on how the ebay ones fit- but I think all of those have a cloth top lid and I can just about see in your picture above that you have the full leather interior- so to get it all to match up you want OEM really buddy.

    Keep an eye out for people breaking cars...have a search on here as the Leon Cupra/VW Golf armrests could possibly fit as well and chances are you'll pick it up cheaper than from someone breaking an Audi.
     

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