1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Aftermarket clock faces. Fitting...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Markb, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Markb
    Offline

    Markb Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Dec 13, 2005]
    As subject has anyone ever fitted some aftermarket clock faces? Or does anyone know what sort of job they would be to fit?

    Cheers Mark.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 20, 2014]

  3. trevorb33
    Offline

    trevorb33 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 13, 2005]
    do you mean like the lockwood dials sort of thing, as my a3 came standard with white dials
    #2
  4. imported_Cali
    Online

    imported_Cali Guest

    [Dec 13, 2005]
    Never done it on an Audi - used to do it on MKII Golfs a lot - bit findley you have to watch the platic clips the break easily.

    Good Luck
    #3
  5. Markb
    Offline

    Markb Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Dec 13, 2005]
    Yeah lockwood style ones.

    So how do you go about fitting them in general? How do you fit them over the needles? Do you have to remove them?
    #4
  6. HTC
    Offline

    HTC Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,413
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 14, 2005]
    Personally I thing fitting these faces will cheapen the look of your dash board. I thin kyour dials look fine as they are, but each to there own.

    If you have to fit them, it depends on whether they are a stick on or replacement faces.

    If you have to remove the needles the best way is to place a couple of credit cards (or normal card) either side of the needle and then lever the underside with a couple of dinner knives.
    #5
  7. madvw
    Offline

    madvw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,488
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Dec 14, 2005]
    got to agree that replacement dial faces are horrible. They'll almost certainly not look like an OEM finish, and you'll forever risk your needles dropping off.
    #6

Share This Page