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Loudspeaker cover change

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by arndt, Jan 18, 2006.

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    [Jan 18, 2006]
    How to take off the front loudspeaker cover on the door?
    Have to change broken one to new.. [​IMG]
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    [Jan 18, 2006]
    as I can't see any damage to the grill, I'm guessing it's the speaker that's broke?

    Either way you will need to remove the whole door card to sort it unless it's very different to the 8L A3
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    If it's the grill part that's broken then they're a pain to remove as they're plastic welded to the door card, so you have to cut off the welds with a hack saw then prise it out (didn't fancy trying to drill out the welds). Fitting a new one is easy as you can just hot glue it in place around the fitting posts.
    But yes you need to remove the whole door card to replace either the grill or the speaker.
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    [Jan 19, 2006]
    This is not the broken one in the picture. As you see my car is red.

    I allready have the new one, and there are klips that holds the cover in the door.

    I have been informed that the installing should take only 2 minutes.. but how?
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    [Jan 19, 2006]
    If you can see the clips on the new one, you should be able to guess how the old one is held in.

    As the old one is broken it can't hurt to just pull it of the door!

    Then use a light glue to fix the new one in! Much easier than taking of the door card. (which will break loads more clips in the process and probably never be the same once you do)
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    [Jan 19, 2006]
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    If you can see the clips on the new one, you should be able to guess how the old one is held in.

    As the old one is broken it can't hurt to just pull it of the door!

    Then use a light glue to fix the new one in! Much easier than taking of the door card. (which will break loads more clips in the process and probably never be the same once you do)

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    Not sure about the new A3, but on the old A3 the door cards are very well designed and happily come off and go back on perfectly!

    That said if you've got the new one you should be able to figure out how to get the old one off even if it means breaking it more?
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    [Jan 19, 2006]
    I think the new A3 uses the same self destruct clips as the B6 A4. They are designed to snap in half so that you don't damage the doorcard.
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    [Jan 19, 2006]
    Thats what I meant.

    Its OK if you're a dealer and have a bucket full of spares to hand! but best order some in advance if you want to try it yourself.
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