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CLIMATE BUTTON ISSUES!!!!

S3-Chris Oct 28, 2009

  1. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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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 ********???!!! it looks **** 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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  2. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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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!
     
  3. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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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!!!!!
     
  4. Maz

    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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  5. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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    pm sent maz!
    dont suppose anyone has an 'off' button and the headlight switch with surround???
    LOL
     
  6. vanilla_ice

    vanilla_ice Active Member

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    I have a headlight switch with relatively minor marks.

    PM if you want to know more.
     
  7. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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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 !
     
  8. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    the B5 A4 unit looks very similar, how hard is it to actually remove the buttons ?
     
  9. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    ah maz id have given you £100 for those two gems :)
     
  10. StrmsekS3

    StrmsekS3 Member

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    Also looking for some but its for my stereo? are there easier to come across?? any help appricated
     
  11. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    id say so, or steal two nobs yourself...depends if your inclined enough :shutup2:
     
  12. ianysm

    ianysm Active Member

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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!
     
  13. Maz

    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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    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  14. Effect

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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.
     
  15. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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    payment sent by paypal mate!
     
  16. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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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?
     
  17. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Thanks Chris, I'll post them tomorrow.
     
  18. S£

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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.
     
  20. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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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.
     
  21. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    boooo boooo :)

    i did a good enough job of mine anyway ;)

    incidently what did you get for them outta curiousity
     
  22. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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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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