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Hole in Dash Advice Please

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by J3NKO, May 26, 2013.

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    [May 26, 2013]
    I bought my A3 with a car kit fitted and I've had enough of looking at it so decided to take it out finding this:

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    A 2.5cm wide by 5cm long hole! :(

    So, what do people reckon I can do with it?

    I know there are dash repair professionals out there but how good will such a big hole look once repaired? I don't want to fork out hundreds to still be able to see it.

    At the moment, I've covered it up with a super sticky non slip mat but its only a temporary thing.

    Thanks in advance
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    Dash repair or buy another dash and swap it over?

    Was that a Audi phone kit?
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    First thought was dash repair but I don't know how close these repair companies can get it to original. Like I say, i don't want to pay hundreds and still see a rectangular patch up.

    Whole dash replacement is a little excessive I think, I'd sooner cover it up with something clever but not sure what. I don't really want another phone holder there but have thought about it. I have Iphone 4S and most of the kits use suction and not screws so would need to spend £50 upwards for a fixed kit. I just wonder if there is something else I could use.

    Bit too big a hole for a badge/sticker lol

    EDIT: Yes, it's Audi kit:

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    What phone does it hold??
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    That's bloody stupid of Audi I think.
    There is much better ways of doing it.

    Can't you find a local dash repair company and ask to see their work?

    New dash is but an option.

    Make the hole bigger and sink in a TV or satnav. :)

    No idea what phone is holds.
    I think you buy adapters for different phones that then clip in to the unit you got in the pic.
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    i used a dash bloke in notts on my daughters a3 with the same hole
    its a very very good finish
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    Pics?
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    ill sort some when she calls over
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    It does seem stupid to have OEM kit that requires that level of hacking! I did not expect that much dash to be missing lol

    Yeah, maybe I just need to get some quotes and check quality of finishes.

    Haha - I want RNS-E too so that's another reason I don't really need a phone on display but like your thinking.
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    Give me a shout when you are in the market for the rns-e as I supply/fit these :)
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