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New S3 (8P) Gearknob

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3 Hoggy, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. s3 Hoggy
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    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Hi all I have recently purchased the 8p S3 Gearknob and Gaiter surround, I spent a while trying to find the part number only only to find there is a new part number for it!
    Thought I would post it up here so it would be easy for people to find when using the search,
    Audi do it with Red stitching on the gaiter or White, I will be using the Original gaiter surround so wasn't to bothered on colour of the stitching

    This is the number for white stitching: 8P0 863 278 CC SZN

    The price is £61.87 +Vat Hope this helps a few people out.

    Cheers Matt
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    ikbenben Belgium S3 driver

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    Pictures please :)
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  3. s3 Hoggy
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    Will do mate will be at the weekend as havn't got much time to fit it before Christmas plus the battery for the camera's flat,

    Cheers Matt
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    NICE TOUCH, BUT A BIT EXPENSIVE.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    there were closer £100 to begin with IIRC :)
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    Yep thats what I was expecting to pay, I read they were £115! I Would of happily paid it too I think they look great,

    Cheers Matt
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    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    Interested to see some pictures, but it is quite pricey. Does it just directly swap over the with the 8L gaitor and knob?
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    Is it the one with the S3 badge on it?
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  9. s3 Hoggy
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    Yes it is mate,
    Matt
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    My original 8L gear knob is looking tired, I was thinking of fitting the Forge brushed aluminium version, which is also about £60. There are enough S3 badges in there anyway.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    i have the original option gear knob from Audi, the silver one? trouble is the previous opwner obviously had rings on and has scuffed it...need to replace but will never go aftermarket....simply wont suit a car like this IMO
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    When I priced it Audi said 120,so its not expensive also why are you SHOUTING ?

    I'll do this deffo as mine is scuffed...good find Matt
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    Matt, where did you order that gear knob from, which dealer ??

    I've just phoned up mine to place an order and the bloke is telling me the code doesn't exist. He said it's usually 9-10 digits long so I said well miss of the first 'W' and the last 5 letters and still no joy. To be fair the bloke on the phone really does sound disinterested...

    Cheers..
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    :sign_pics:
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    Not the best pic.

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  16. s3 Hoggy
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    Oxford Audi, that is the Part number from the receipt?

    I gave the parts bloke the original part number and he said it hat been superseeded by this part which exactly the same as the part in the picture? God knows then mate,

    Cheers Matt
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    Ok cheers mate, looks like I'm going to have to go in and see this bloke at my dealers. I'll get it sorted one way or another...:)
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    Bring a bat/golf club
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    Hopefully we won't have to go down that route...lol
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    nice touch i want one
    will these fit a pre facelift ?
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    no they have a smaller nob :)
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    Hum.....yes it will ;)
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    Right then guys I've sort of made a bit of a how to

    The original gear knob starting to look a bit tatty as the silver ring started to pick off

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    First of all you will need to pull the leather base up, Its just clipped in but a good pull should get it up

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    You will need to lift the leather up to get to the securing clip, I used a small flat screwdriver to unclip it off, The new gearknob comes with one so no need to try and save it

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    The old gearknob will now pull off with a good tug

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    Its then just a case of changing over the gaiters

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    Should all be pretty obvious from this point

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    Once you have it all back together it all it needs is a good firm push and it will locate

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    Much better!

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    Cheers Matt
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    Very nice, might treat myself to one of these I think.
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    im def gonna get one! looks sick
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    Go for it!
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    wheres the best place then, stealers or ebay?
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    To be honest mate I was looking on eBay for a good while and nothing much turned up, I thought I'd save a fair bit on ebay but as there only 60 odd quid from Audi that's prob the best bet.

    Cheers Matt
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    I did this last year but kept the new gator and just swapped the plastic base piece.
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Looks good Hoggy, May have to invest in one off these now :sm4:
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    Looks nice.
    Whats the diffrence in the size of the two nobs?
    i think the newer one looked a bit bigger
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    Size matters huh? :) :racer: :beerchug:
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    i knew what i was typing it... it wasnt going to go without a joke or two .
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  34. s3 Hoggy
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    Your right there mate it is a tiny bit bigger and seems a little bit shorter,

    Cheers Matt
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    girth is everything...........
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    if your short.............
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  37. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Well it's nice if it fills your palm!
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  38. A3Tom
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    Knob jokes aside...that looks great.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    thankyou :)
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    well i replaced the gear knob today and it looks great and feels alot better when changing gears
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