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B8 glove box fit B7?

sekenzo Nov 12, 2012

  1. sekenzo

    sekenzo Member

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    Does anyone know if the A4 b8 glove box will fit my A4 B7?
     
  2. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    I'm 99% certain it won't.
     
  3. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    i am 100% thinking why?
     
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  4. sekenzo

    sekenzo Member

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    I have a broken glove box and bought a b8 one via eBay without checking.
     
  5. tedward

    tedward Member

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    Why would it? its a totally different platform.

    Daft question.
     
  6. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Woah, easy tiger, we're here to help each other, not to make people feel small for making a mistake.
     
  7. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    It's an understandable mistake to make, after all, B6 and B7 models have the same fitment. However, the previous replies are right, so your best bet is to resell this item, and do another search for the right part.
     
  8. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    how was that a daft question ?
    he doesnt know so he asked
    he got the answer he needed.
     
  9. tedward

    tedward Member

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    Its a question for the sake of posting a question. I suspect he already knew the answer.
     
  10. mancdan

    mancdan Active Member

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    People often just want confirmation, which is what the helpful people of this forum are here for. :o.k:

    Where is it broke Sekenzo as I have just been through a lengthy repair with mine after one of the hinges snapped?
     
  11. Euans2

    Euans2 Active Member Bronze Supporter quattro Audi S2 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I just had mines replaced, the bottom left hand hinge had snapped. it turns out that the plunger that attaches to the hinge fails (too much vacuum which stops it moving easily) He drilled a small hole in the back of the plunger which will stop any further issues.
     
  12. mancdan

    mancdan Active Member

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    I repaired my broken hinge, then strengthened both hinges with some metal brackets and also drilled a hole in the end of the damper too which makes it move a little easier.
     
  13. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    This is the best guide I have come across on how to fix yet another Audi latent design defect;
    Audi B6 S4/A4 DIY: Glove Box Hinge Repair


    Paul B7
     
  14. sewell10

    sewell10 Member

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    Realist your glove box and buy a correct one fella
     
  15. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    Thanks for that. I've always wondered why my glove compartment opens so slowly!
     
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  16. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    Drilling a vacuum relief hole in the end of the piston/cylider damper on my own vevicle did nothing. I ended up taking the damper apart and rubbing down the seal on the piston to make it easier to open and close and now my glove box opens and closes just fine.
     
  17. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    Is the seal on the piston plastic or rubber and what did you use to rub it down? I'm in two minds about taking the glove box apart as well, is it a pain getting out or relatively simple?
     
  18. micka4

    micka4 New Member

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    audi cab 2003 glove compartment left hand hinge broke can this be repaired, can the door only be taking off and how thanks
     

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