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Glovebox lid nightmare

warren_S5 Oct 12, 2011

  1. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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!
     
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    bluequattro Member VCDS Map User

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    Bodge bracket and glue m8, this was the first thing to
    Break on our a3 as well. Crappy design imo

    Cal
     
  3. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Did you just get a bit of metal and bend it, or get one from a particular shop? Thanks in advance.
     
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    bluequattro Member VCDS Map User

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    I just used a small metal bracket, kinda like something
    You find in a meccano set m8
     
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    Ads License to drive

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    :lmfao: Funniest thing I've read today, maybe even all week.
     
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    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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?!
     
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    Ads License to drive

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    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:
     
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    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    :lmfao:

    it's half way there already!

    I'm like a snail leaving a train of defunct knackered S3 parts in my wake!
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    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 !! |:)
     
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    +1 actually peed myself nearly!
     
  11. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I fiddled with the dates using VAGCOM, and Saturday was the day the car thought it's warranty expired! :)
     

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