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How to get door panel off A3 8L

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Nimosonen, Jul 6, 2013.

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    Hi, I'm kind of a noob and want to replace my factory speakers in my 3 door A3. The thing is, I only can see 3 screws to take out, but still, the door panel isn't moving. I don't want to break something so I'm asking her first. Thanks for good advice! :)
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    It lifts out,I'll put his in the right section
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    Is it just the three screws and then I lift the whole panel off?
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    2 at the top and three iirc by the handle
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    But the window button is in the handle. Do i have to take that off before I lift, or will it just follow? I'm keeping in mind that the button has cables connected to it..
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    Search it on youtube, there is a step by step video guide on there.

    2 screws at top and 2 inside door grab handle. Lift off - don't forget to unlip the exit handle.
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    Okay so I got the door panel off. But my aftermarket speakers are much bigger the the factory ones. My new speakers has 4 holes to put screws in but the factory ones only has three. What to do?
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    Depends what size the new speakers are, if 5.25" then get some AndyMac mdf adapters
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    Andymac is a user on this site, he does adapters & subs for some audi's :)
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