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Climate control removal

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by voorhees, Jan 9, 2010.

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    I have a 2002 S3 and need to get the ashtray so after removing the double din unit and the best efforts of 1wheelonly and me we could not sort out how the climate control is fixed.anyone removed it ?

    btw thanks Lea for sorting the dodgy seat and for spending three hours in the freezing cold your a star.:cold::cold::cold::cold:
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    I took mine out once, it was just screwed in (screws under fascia). Mines not double din so might not be the same.
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    Its a bit fiddly but here's what I did, you need to use a slim flathead screwdriver to lever the climate control unit out, there are four clips in total, two on the top and bottom. Position the screwdriver about 3cm in from each side press down on the clip and it should pop out without causing any damage, just be careful not to scratch the top of it.
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    Maz,on top of the unit ?
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    it was a pleasure jase, would of been better if we got it all done in one hit though hey. lol
    i cant wait to hear results on this, what a bast##d it is !
    maz, didnt see anything like that at all, if so, how do you get to the bottom one if the ashtray is in the way, i ask this as its only the ashtray we really need to get out!! lol
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    Lea, I told yer so, lmfao, its just held in place by pressure clips same as the 8P iirc, you do it from behind mate iirc (ooh uhhh), get a torch in there son, along with your elbows & Jase's face lmao
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    lmfao nige, i must need to go to the gym ! my little arms werent enough. lol
    jase, did we or did we not pull and push it like hell ? any more force would of deffo broke something !

    the torch jase had wasnt the best but we couldnt see anything holding it, which does emplie that it pops out, but seriously it wouldnt budge, the whole dash was flexing !
    me and jase were more like laurel and hardy ! lol

    whilst everyone is taking the pee out of us,lol, could anyone enlighten us on the ashtray removal, does the climate have to come out ?
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    Yes I believe it has to come out & there are maybe fixings for the ashtray hidden by the climate, elsawin not installed atm, but when is I will check again & usually its simple, but Laurel & Hardy always did things the hard way...........................................................
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    yep it would of snapped deffo
    BTW my jaws aching a bit
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    see nige ! jase got in the way of the forces of removal and took one on the chin ( i am sorry jase lol )
    then the seat removal got a bit complexed so i trashed his heater vent ( again jase deeply sorry, i had to VENT some steam lol )

    anyway, i repaired the vent and jase got some ice and the seat repair went fine but that bloody climate wouldnt budge, we looked at drawings but they only showed single din
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    Yes, I vaguely remember using a 2nd screwdriver to lever the bottom clip out at the same time otherwise it wont budge. Good luck with it, sounds like you guys need it lol.
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    lmfao he's a big unit so gets in everyone's way huh....................................:whistle2:

    Yes lets leave seat removal story out of this huh Jase, lmfao, heater vent aswell, feck me what were you boys doing.

    It definitely pops out as per Maz advised, just presure clips mate, I found on the 8P if you release the top ones 1st then the bottom ones dont have so much pressure on & it pops out easier, but you may have to release the top & hold it outwards then put some pressure on 1 of the bottom ones to release there as well, I know the 8P can also be a bar steward at times but should come out without dash removal.............................:whistle2:

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