1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Glovebox lid nightmare

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by warren_S5, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    2,435
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    Last weekend at ADI, I asked the Mrs. to get my SPS out of the glovebox. When she shut it back up the hinge snapped on the left hand (door) side :keule:. I'm sure the dealer has a self destruct button he can press days before trade in so they can offer you sweet FA with all the visible issues! I'm sure when I pull up to hand the keys in and part ex it, the whole car will just collapse into a pile of scrap metal on the dealer forecourt and they'll offer me scrap weight trade in (probably more than the actual Audi trade in price!).

    Now as much as I'd love to fund a new glovebox lid days before I hand the car back, is there a 'cheap and cheerful' way of fixing the hinges with some of these amazing glues on the market, or is it a case of fitting a 'bodge bracket' like the A4 clan have been doing?

    Any tips or advice appreciated!
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 25, 2014]

  3. bluequattro
    Offline

    bluequattro Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    Bodge bracket and glue m8, this was the first thing to
    Break on our a3 as well. Crappy design imo

    Cal
    #2
  4. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    2,435
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    Did you just get a bit of metal and bend it, or get one from a particular shop? Thanks in advance.
    #3
  5. bluequattro
    Offline

    bluequattro Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    I just used a small metal bracket, kinda like something
    You find in a meccano set m8
    #4
  6. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    581
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    :lmfao: Funniest thing I've read today, maybe even all week.
    #5
  7. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    2,435
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    Mate, you wouldn't feckin' believe it!!!

    it's like the car knows it is going back!

    Lots of glue and sticky tape now on order. Anyone for an S3?!
    #6
  8. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    581
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    PLEASE film the hand-over just in case it happens, and then post it here. I have visions of this happening........



    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2014
    #7
  9. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    2,435
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    :lmfao:

    it's half way there already!

    I'm like a snail leaving a train of defunct knackered S3 parts in my wake!
    #8
  10. paddy
    Offline

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    123
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    I cant understand why your glovebox should brake just before you hand the car over ! It should have done that the day after the warranty ran out !! |:)
    #9
  11. S3RYE
    Offline

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,460
    Likes Received:
    67
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    +1 actually peed myself nearly!
    #10
  12. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    2,435
    [Oct 12, 2011]
    I fiddled with the dates using VAGCOM, and Saturday was the day the car thought it's warranty expired! :)
    #11

Share This Page