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How hard to change upper dash?

Oranoco Sep 5, 2013

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    The edges of my dash are lifting so considering swapping it out for a mint one. Anybody done this?
     
  2. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    One for scottB5 i think... seem to recall he's had the whole dash out at some point...
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    not difficult, just takes AGES.
     
  4. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    nah,
    easy the second time!

    and as it happens I have a mint TQS dash with illuminated vents sitting in the garage....
     
  5. jbh

    jbh TDi lover

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    if this doesn't sell Ed ill be forced to get the illuminated vents off you...
     
  6. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Twice in 6 months mate. Not happy. :(

    Do it. Can't beat the illuminated vents.


    The dash is just a pain in the ass really.

    Remove both lower sections, centre console, steering wheels, all the 8mm bolts down either side, I'm not 100% sure on this but for some reason I think there is 8mm bolts on the under side of the dash on the front edge holding it in, the Air bag on the passenger side and you'll need to plug the sun sensor in the middle.
    There is a 10mm plastic nut holding the middle air vent in, remove that and pull that away from the heater matrix and slide the dash away towards you.

    It will then look like this.

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    When refitting, make sure the slide in clips at the back clips in to help keep the dash down at the back.
     

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