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Glove box damper and pin cost?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by gkf9, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. gkf9
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    Anyone give me an idea.

    Part no's

    Damper part no.*

    8E2880324

    8E0880802 pin.*


    Thanks
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    Just the damper and pin, not the glovebox.
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    Did this a few months ago cost about£12 but check that it works OK cos the first work stiffened up so I had to take it off and get another ,This one only just works after I used WD40 onit
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    I got quoted about £19! I said no, and pinched the one out of my dads B6 before he sold it :)
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    I put WD40 on mine and after a while it still stiffens up found putting a small hole in the top of the damper makes it work a treat!
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    £19 yeap that's a bit steep, not paying anymore than £15! Wish I had someone I could nick one off :)
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    Where abouts do you put the hole?
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    A silicon spray will last longer than WD40. I trimmed a small amount from the rubber ring inside the damper, this helps it slide up and down with less resistance.
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    The opposite end to where the little arm comes out of the damper fella!
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    If someone has bought one of these glovebox dampers, can they post where from, and how much as really want to order one.

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    Got mine from Audi
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    That would seem the logical choice....
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    Just bought one 5mins ago from Audi £20
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    sorry to bump this ..

    just fixed mine .. sort of .. but can the pins be bought by themselves? don't need a dampener just the pin!

    And how do i loosen off the resistance so the glovebox opens freely?
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    Not sure what size pin and nut i need though :mad: lol .. can the damper come out without removing the glovebox?
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    I had to take the glove box out of my b7 because the hinge snapped, so I took my damper off whilst it was all out. You should be able to remove the damper with the glove box in situ, but if not its only 5 bolts holding the glove box in (3 inside at the top and 2 underneath). Only takes 5 mins to get out and you'll need an 8mm socket.

    I used wd40 inside my damper and shaved the o ring. If you go down this route, Don't put too much wd40 inside it or it will make a weird noise when the rod moves. The noise went away after a bit though

    I'll try and have a look in the garage tomorrow if I can find what my dad used to replace the pin and let you know the sizes.
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    The part number for the pin is here:

    8E0880802

    It's always worth looking in the Part Number Sticky before asking for part numbers, I've spent quite a lot of time with useful user contributions making that into a hopefully worthwhile resource.

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    To ease up the damper movement have a read of this:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-...wners-do-today-save-yourself-over-%A3150.html
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    Thanks James
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