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Does the b7 upper dashboard fit the b6??

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Dan TheMan Welburn, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Dan TheMan Welburn
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    as above! ive been wanting to change my dull grey upper dash to black and dont fancy vinyl painting it due heat from the vents etc, so ive been trying to find a b6 dash in black but theyre askin stupid money for them, ive found a b7 one for £100 and was wondering if its the same?
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    yes there the same
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    Are they easy to change out?
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    it will be a mare to do i bet everything will have to come out i guess
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    I've done it, took about 2 hours to get everything out, done at a sensible rate... Get a Haynes manual, it was very helpful and spot on with the instructions and pictures.
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    quite easy to do just got to look for hidden bolts etc
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    Whats the difference the one in the link above looks the same
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    Dont rush into it!!! i have and now i have a dash out of a b7 to go into my b6 and the passenger airbag frame is different so unless you get the airbag with it i wouldnt bother, the brackets that bolt to either side of airbag are different also unless this dash ive been sold isnt from saloon :S im trying to make a gd dash from my old one and the new one, its not easy, im going to have to swap the brackets somehow,

    Anyone got any suggestions???
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    they are easy to do, take your time and get your nose under the dash to see the bolts
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    well the b7 one isnt unless you get the passenger airbag with it, and even then there is one bracket that is different, i damaged the b7 one i bought but managed to source a b6 avant breaking locally so got a straightforward one for 50 notes
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