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CLIMATE BUTTON ISSUES!!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3-Chris, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. S3-Chris
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    S3-Chris 3rd S3 now... Cant stay away!

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    HELP!!!
    just bought my third s3, this time an 02 plate but noticed the climate trimand headlight switch has a kinda rubbery coating which had worn off like below... i phoned audi and they said i cant just buy the buttons, surely this is bollocks???!!! it looks crap and im not spending £500 on a full new unit for 2 worn buttons!!!! Anyone got any ideas?
    its my 2 minus signs and my off button...
    any halp appreciated.
    thanks
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    Damn... how the hell did it get in that state!?
    One lady owner with very sharp fingernails?

    I'd see about getting a new switch panel from a broken car on eBay or VAG parts specialists / breakers.

    Edit: Just noticed that pic is from ebay so I guess you've already looked there for a replacement!
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    S3-Chris 3rd S3 now... Cant stay away!

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    yeah, the pic was just to show what i was talking about!!! dealers want £500 and say you cant buy the buttons individually! RAGIN!!!!!
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    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    I managed to salvage these off my old one.

    Happy to sell them on for a small fee. :eyebrows:

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    S3-Chris 3rd S3 now... Cant stay away!

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    pm sent maz!
    dont suppose anyone has an 'off' button and the headlight switch with surround???
    LOL
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    I have a headlight switch with relatively minor marks.

    PM if you want to know more.
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    dam i missed out on some new buttons ! anyone got a set i m in need ? my headlight unit switch is also pretty bad !
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    the B5 A4 unit looks very similar, how hard is it to actually remove the buttons ?
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    ah maz id have given you £100 for those two gems :)
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    Also looking for some but its for my stereo? are there easier to come across?? any help appricated
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    id say so, or steal two nobs yourself...depends if your inclined enough :shutup2:
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    Mine are worn too. 'Lady owners' certyainly has its disadvantages!!!

    I filled in the gaps with a black marker, looks pretty good to be honest but they're nowhere near as bad as those above!
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    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    oh yeah, well it just so happens they are still available as well as 7 more which I manged to lever out of the old unit.

    If anyone needs them pm me with an offer.:salute:

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    Audi are robbing gits like that.

    For example if you want a new headlight they make you buy the xenon kit in it as well.

    I now know that the xenon bulb and ballast can easily be removed and sold seperately, but Audi damn sure aint getting £500 out of me for a new headlight.
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    S3-Chris 3rd S3 now... Cant stay away!

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    payment sent by paypal mate!
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    Maz - bluffed called ;)

    although i would be very interested in the ifrst two big buttons.... have no idea what they are worth though...easy enough to fit?

    also were they off a unit fitted to a double DIN car?
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    Thanks Chris, I'll post them tomorrow.
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    You also have remember the units are not all the same colour, you can tell normaly wich colour combo your buttons have by looking at the hedlight switch part no..(rather than taking out the cc unit) It's at the end of the part no or under it... Mine is K5PR think it's called satin black, Audi did tell me a while ago- 2002/2003 S3's have a non scratch lighter grey I think

    that is unless someone has put a different colour HL switch in.
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    You also have remember the units are not all the same colour, you can tell normaly wich colour combo your buttons have by looking at the hedlight switch part no..(rather than taking out the cc unit) It's at the end of the part no or under it... Mine is K5PR think it's called satin black, Audi did tell me a while ago- 2002/2003 S3's have a non scratch lighter grey I think

    that is unless someone has put a different colour HL switch in.
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    No worries bud, all sold now.

    They should clip into place easier than they were to remove.

    Yes, they were off a DoubleDIN centre console.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    boooo boooo :)

    i did a good enough job of mine anyway ;)

    incidently what did you get for them outta curiousity
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    oh forgot to mention guys i just bought some matt black touch paint off ebay & although it was hard to touch up round the - symbol i just painted straight over it & it tidyed things up a bit. Still want some undamaged replacements.

    Oh and the wear is caused by pressing the buttons with your fingers nail side up hence why all the units you see only have the lower buttons damaged (its your nail that does the damage).
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