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Climate control with heated seats

martin g Mar 4, 2010

  1. martin g

    martin g [censored]

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    Hi

    Quick question for the boffins.

    2001 BAM S3, the climate control unit buttons are scratched out as i think the previous female owner had long, hard nails. Works fine but looks bad with the backlighting just looks like a splat rather than the + and - etc.

    I can find a complete unit on ebay (70 - £100), but I have heated seats and on my car the unit incorporates the seat heat setting wheels, the ones on ebay, do not.

    Question is, do I have to get the exact unit or can the heated seat wheels be easily cut in or might there be pushouts for them? I could just buy a standard one and try to swap the buttons only but seems a messy and expensive way to do it.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. 1animal1

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

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    i think you've shat it, someone else will be along to confirm tho
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Try these guys, www.nirro.co.uk (VW/Audi Breakers in Beckton) I picked up a mint replacement for £120, they have a box load of various climate control panels. make sure you tell them the exact part no and mention if its from double or Single DIN centre console otherwise it wont fit.
     
  4. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Looking around for one myself. Exactly the same reason (longer finger nails from previous owner!!).

    Interested you found one for 70-100 quid . . . only seen one; the buy it now for £149?
     
  5. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    why not just exchange the buttons & sell the unit on ebay.
     
  6. martin g

    martin g [censored]

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  7. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Haha, spotted! Top man!!
     
  8. Mattjbradbury

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    I literlly just need one button (fan speed) The rest are in really good condition - as is the console. Do i have to get the whole new unit if i want to replace this one button - or can i get the button on its own?
     
  9. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    As I said in your thread mate, you need to buy the unit. You could swap the buttons over, or just sell your old one if you wanted to. If you wanted to go halves on the cost, I am after a number of other buttons as well?
     
  10. Mattjbradbury

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    Mines got heated seats so would this 'buy now' one on ebay be suitable as i can't see the heated seat punch outs....
     
  11. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    I know the one you are looking at, 149.99 BIN right? No it wouldn't work. You need to contact the company in this thread, they will supply the correct coded unit.
     
  12. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    or buy it and swap the buttons then sell it on like i said earlier
     
  13. Ian W

    Ian W Active Member

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    Maybe this is one area where the pre facelift wins. All the buttons on my X reg are as good as new :)
     

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