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NEW FASTENING CLIP FOR CENTRE ARMREST?????????

codrock Feb 5, 2012

  1. codrock

    codrock Member

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    I HAVE A 55 PLATE A3 SPORTBACK........THE FASTENING CLIP IS BROKEN ON THE CENTRE ARMREST,SO THAT MEANS I CAN'T HAVE IT UP AS IT FALLS OPEN ALL THE TIME.CAN NEW FASTENING CLIPS BE BOUGHT FOR THESE,IF SO WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE AND WHAT ARE THEY LIKE FOR FITTING??

    CHEERS IN ADVANCE FOR REPLYS AND HELP
     
  2. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    First thing is take your caps lock off - it seems like you're shouting !!

    Second, and to answer your question, the fastening clip is not available separately. Either you will have to buy a new armrest lid or you could use velcro or similar to fasten it down.
     
  3. codrock

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  4. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Hi is your car listed?
     
  5. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    The A3 isn't listed, in fact no Audi's are listed. The pictures don't look like the original fitment but for the sake of £4.50 you could always try them !
     
  6. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    wont work
    tried it
     
  7. danny_s3

    danny_s3 Member

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    i have an leather top arm rest which has working clip ,
    the tilt mechanism is broke tho.
     
  8. codrock

    codrock Member

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    mine is the leather one,tilt works fine its just the clip im after to get it sorted
     
  9. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    72 quid for a new lid.
     
  10. 8385HJ

    8385HJ Member

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    You need to change the armrest lid. i got a bargain on ebay a brand new black leather one from Eastbourne Audi for £30 delivered
     
  11. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Are they still available for that price?
     
  12. 8385HJ

    8385HJ Member

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    The seller is 2009caffynsaudi email them :) they might have them :)
     
  13. chris1988brown

    chris1988brown Member

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  14. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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  15. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Emailed.

    Checked his recently items and it doesn't look like he's sold any recently so i'm not holding out much hope.

    Thanks for your help though.
     
  16. 8385HJ

    8385HJ Member

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    i havent left feedback yet thats why.
     
  17. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    They don't have any left mate, it would appear they sold yours as a one off. Good find!
     
  18. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    It's a disgracefully shoddy piece of design - I had two of these clips break, thankfully both under warranty so they replaced the lid each time for free. If it had happened again whilst out of warranty I'd have taken it to Audi UK claiming a design flaw tbh.
     
  19. chris1988brown

    chris1988brown Member

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    oh my bad dude
     
  20. codrock

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    I contacted audi to get a price on a new lid......fecking £77!!!!!!!!!.........im sorry but that is having your pants down at that money,does anyone know if i got a lid and wanted to recover it ,if this is a hard job to do?
     
  21. codrock

    codrock Member

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    still trying to find a lid.......:huh:
     
  22. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Good luck - hope you find one !

    Can't believe you are still messing about 2 months later ! - Just go and buy one from Audi or forget it !:think:
     
  23. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Lincoln Audi 70 quid delivered, got one last week.
     
  24. Jon Wright

    Jon Wright New Member

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    The armrest is completely broken, any advice on where to get a cheap replacement or how to do the vector trick please? thanks
     
  25. jdsour

    jdsour Member Audi S3

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  26. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    Try @mjr901 or Parts Request for a price.
     
  27. Muessig

    Muessig New Member

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    This is something I fixed on my car last year using the thread that jdsour linked to. Here's a picture of the finished article:
     

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  28. Jon Wright

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    thanks lads for the help much appreciated, meant to say velcro method! I'll check out your advice
    Also the damn cluster display is completely blank not lighting up at all, any advice? thanks in advance
     
  29. bullmastiff

    bullmastiff New Member

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    Hi can anyone help me I have a new latch and spring clip for my audi A3 armrest original parts but not sure how the spring clip fits does anyone know please will be much appreciated
     

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