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Jay A3 KO4 build

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jay A3, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. crazy88
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    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    [Sep 4, 2013]
    Yeah, it is fun. I just want some snow now!

    You seen the pics of it? I put a thread in the b5 section.
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    Jay A3 More power

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    [Sep 4, 2013]
    Yeh the silver one. Slightly dropped? Can't remember what wheels you had
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    It's actually standard height. And it has standard bolero(?) wheels. Ha! I did consider putting my s4's on, but I'm gonna leave it as standard.
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    Jay A3 More power

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    [Sep 4, 2013]
    As long as the car is healthy and running well
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    Seems to be so far mate. It doesn't seem to reward me well for driving it carefully either. I get like 2 mpg more, so might as well have fun.
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    [Sep 5, 2013]
    Jay...

    No pics

    Sort it out!
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    [Sep 5, 2013]
    Of the rear calipers? Previous page :)

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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    Could have cleaned the wheels mate!!
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    [Sep 5, 2013]
    Not everyone has as much spare time as you :p
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    [Sep 5, 2013]
    I will wash this weekend. Need to pick up more meguiars alloy cleaner
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    [Sep 5, 2013]
    nooo not the bloody calipers

    the car! lol

    take some nice snaps, Shouldnt have to tell you this lol
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    [Sep 5, 2013]
    Will do mate. Car isn't photo worthy at the moment. Still planning a respray
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    [Sep 7, 2013]
    For you paradox!
    Even gave it a wash today

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    [Oct 15, 2013]
    Small update...


    Spent the last 2months looking into fitting a oem remote to my car. Had enough of the aftermarket set constantly locking me out of the car!

    Remote central locking



    I also got a bit bored and creative...

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    great what some stickers, paint and lacquer can do
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    [Oct 25, 2013]
    Justly picked this up for no less than £30!
    Job for tomorrow

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    Anything I should look out for? Or easy enough to swap over?
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    [Oct 29, 2013]
    Not sure of anyone still follows this thread, but it's more of a "what I have done" thread

    Didn't get round to fitting the bushes. Too much work on, maybe this weekend...

    On another note Ben has sourced some seats for me along with door cards. (Massive thanks again)

    Little worse for wear as they had a lot of surface bobbling.
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    I used a de-bobbler (costs £4 off eBay)
    Top half done and bottom half not...
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    Done all the seats and also picked up some meguiars gold leather giving a nice clean. I found this really easy to use and no residue.
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    I've read a few posts on cleaning the alcantera and it seems race glaze is quite popular, so I have a bottle of this on the way to try out.
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    If you find anything decent and relatively cheap to recondition black leather let me know. I know paintwork stuff, but ive never touched my seats other than a wipe.

    Very pimpin btw!
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    nice transformation dude going to look good!!!
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    You tried auto glym? They do both a leather cleaner and then a leather balm which you treat every few months.

    Thanks miggz can wait to get them in
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    So my cleaner for the alcantera turned up today
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    Easy enough to use:
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    this is suddenly looking all very pimp :blackrs4:

    Best colour combo for S3 seats, they're going to look great in your white car!
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Comfort ;)
    Thanks Nick.
    On another good note I have been driving around this week with no back seats or sub etc...

    Noisier bit feeling the weight difference!!!
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    [Nov 11, 2013]
    With the help from Ben and Reesy - got the front seats in.

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    Just need to sort out the airbag light issue. The original plugs were 2 wires and the loom used from the s3 and under the seats have 3 wires.

    I have read a few threads about taking out the bulb or sticking a resistor on it then clearing it with vagcom. I don't really want to go down this route. Any one shed some light on what wire is what??
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    With the help of Ben then ;)
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    [Nov 11, 2013]
    He did help honest! Dont think they will again. It was freezing outside
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    Eat a d*ck Fred!!

    and yeah, that job was bullllllsheet. Was absolutely freezing but they look a lot better than the old ones did..
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    [Dec 11, 2013]
    Still not got the rear door cards in yet. Just fitted some 2 way coaxial 165mm pioneer speakers along with speaker adapters and they will go in just after Xmas.

    This week and next I will be rolling around in this while the car is in the shop. Not a fan of the mini although this one is only a 1.4l

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    Missing my motor already and it's only been 4 or so days...
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    [Dec 22, 2013]
    So 2weeks and I still don't have my car back yet...

    But I do have a small update on where it is at. I have been contemplating over what grey I wanted it painted. After going to the tour round Maidstone Audi dealership I saw an a1 in Daytona grey and I had to have it! [LZ7S color code] with a gloss brilliant black roof [LY9B]

    Firstly all the wrap has to come off

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    Prepped
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    Brilliant black
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    Doors and bonnet off
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    Hated the door moulds. Removed welded metal plates behind the holes and filled.
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    I started putting the lights back on and plate
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    Rear bumper back on
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    Colour has come out really well with a pearl effect. Hopefully I can get all the trim and door cards back on tomorrow and hand this mini back over!
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looks awesome Jay!

    nice work mate, can't wait to see it finished :)
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    [Dec 22, 2013]
    Thanks mate. Really eager to get to the garage tomorrow and finish it all
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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    What a day! I have been collecting parts over the last few months for a facelift double din. I've read a few threads and it's fairly straight forward.... Not for me it wasn't! Taking the console out was an easy task

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    While I was hoarding parts I mocked everything up to save time

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    Issues I came across:
    - The cup holder. On my a3 the space behind where the cup holder sits is very tight! The centre vents funnel down behind the head unit and stops the console and cupholder fitting flush.

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    Sorry for the poor picture.
    This is of the slot where the cup holder would go. If you look straight through to the back you can see two upright trims (looks like a 7). I had to trim these I half.

    - The hvac all plugged and didn't work. No response so I will need to look into it or try another hvac.

    - rear window de mister cabling didn't reach so I need to get hold of some 12v wire to extend.

    - The cigarette lighter wires
    My car had 2 plugs:
    (White plug) Red & black = live
    (White plug) Brown = ground

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    (Black plug) black x3 = ground?
    (Black plug) red = live
    (Black plug) blue = ??

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    - The obd port has to be relocated. Currently out the way but I plan to extend it to under the steering wheel as the facelift models.

    All in all it's temporarily fitted and I'm happy with how it looks.

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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    The two extra cables from your new lighter would be for illumination I'd assume.

    Looking good though mate.

    Any luck with the HVAC?
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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    I plan to borrow a tester and find out what these wires are. Hoping to try reesys hvac as his is a working one which would eliminate whether my one is faulty or not
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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    I've a bundle of 12v cable if you need some Jay.
    The blue wire should be illumination.
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    Mate those seats are gorgeous! I've always wanted them! How you getting along with the facelift console?
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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    Thanks Leigh. Will let you know how I get on


    Cheers Gops
    Facelift console is halfway there. The head unit works well so far will play with it later. Just teething problems fit wiring for the hvac and cigarettes lighter. But once they are sorted it's all done!
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    Well seems like the old hvac works so wiring is all ok during conversion. Hoping to collect and try another FL hvac to find out if my one os faulty or not
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    [Feb 25, 2014]
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    [Feb 25, 2014]
    That stereo looks really good mate.
    It fits in there well.

    Shame about the HVAC unit though but if your PFL one works it must be the FL one being faulty?

    Can you watch TV, films or AV input on it?
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    [Feb 25, 2014]
    No tv or films. But should be able to watch stuff from YouTube etc... The satnav and music from my iTunes were the main priorities

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