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How difficult is it to replace the slam panel?

ptr Jul 28, 2011

  1. ptr

    ptr Member

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    I need to replace the slam/crash panel on my A3 following a small bump. Does anyone know if you have to remove the radiator and aircon rad or can they just be put to one side?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Blackcupraa

    Blackcupraa Member VCDS Map User

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    The rads can be moved to one side quite easily.

    It's literally bolt off bolt on. Make sure you get an OEM one though as I had a non OE one and it didn't quite sit right on my old Leon.
     
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  3. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    very easy mate i did mine a couple of days ago. takes around a hour and half from start to finish

    undo the 2 spline bolts
    take off the impact bar
    4 bolts holding the rad in place
    3 bolts holding the headlights in

    swap over and replace

    easy job
     
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  4. ptr

    ptr Member

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    Cheers lads!

    I got an OEM one from a scrappy for £30, this weekend is sorted then - got a list of jobs to do on the car :)
     

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