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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by vwgtiking, Feb 25, 2014.

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    Not 100% keen on the steering column pod. My 04 looks like it doesn't have the air bags in the a pillar. Question is, is there any pods out there for the a pillar or looks ok mounted on the dash??

    Pics would be nice.
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    I thought all B6 A4s had the pillar airbags, standard equipment. Although the cabs are probably an exception, lol.
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    Do they? Mine doesn't have the airbag stamped on the interior so assumed it doesn't have one.
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    Not even up by the grab handle?

    Here's a panoramic shot of my interior with most of the pillars removed:

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    You can see the airbag runs all the way along the roof line, I don't have airbag stamped anywhere on my pillars other than by the grab handles.
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    The is an airbag marking just above seat belts I noticed when I pulled it all out to rewire the rear speakers
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    Yep, that sounds like the same one I have. Next to the grab handle and above b-pillar/seatbelt so I reckon you'll find that you have airbags behind your pillars. Though I've never seen pillars with pod openings available for our A4's anyway, only vent or steering cowl ones.
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    In USA they have been DIY ing defrost vent style ones that look quite nice. But my DIY skills are shocking
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    The central windscreen one, or side ones? I'd be interested in taking a look if you can find some links to them?
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    [​IMG]
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    this one is for sale never used

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    How much bez?
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    The side defrost one
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    40 posted
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    With gauge?
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    Yes and pipe
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    Ok mate sounds good. Let me see what smoothassault comes back with as the steering column route is an option still.
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    That side window vent pod is clever, I've not seen anyone do that before. I could probably make something very similar, looks like it'd only be around £30 worth of supplies.

    I might have a go at it some time and put together a 'how to' guide for the forum. Making them to sell would be pointless; the time it'd take to hand make each one would put a ridiculous price on them.

    £40 for Bez's pod and gauge is a bargain, you can't really go wrong there.
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    i quite like the side vent above
    it would take a good few hours to make tho
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    Same here but I am poor at DIY things like that.
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    Hi yer a bit new this site sorry in advance if I make a booboo, reference the gauge pods you mention do you mean volt, oil temp and oil pressure I've had a guy who makes the pods for the new bettle , he made me a one off set that replace the three in the 3 centre air vents above the stereo and sun glass cubby hole pictures will be posted soon
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    Hi mate no just one for a boost gauge.
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