1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pics of s-tronic shifter in new S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Max_Q, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Max_Q
    Offline

    Max_Q New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all,

    First post. I've been trying to find a pic on the web of what the s-tronic shifter looks like in the new S3? I've got a DSG GTI so I'm presuming it's pretty similar. Does it have an S3 logo on it like the manual shifter does?

    Can anyone can point me towards a picture of the cabin of an s-tronic equipped S3 as I've yet to find one?

    Cheers.
    #1
  2. mnoble
    Offline

    mnoble Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    #2
  3. klik
    Offline

    klik Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    10
    There you go!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #3
  4. h5djr
    Offline

    h5djr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    558
    Well that's certainly a lot different to the s-tronic shift lever to other models in the A3 range. Most have the release button on the side of the lever, just where it should be when you hold it.
    #4
  5. h5djr
    Offline

    h5djr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    558
    Having just looked at the parts catalogue there are different s-tronic levers for LHD and RHD on all models except the S3. These have the release button on opposite sides. For the S3 the same lever is used for both.
    #5
  6. Max_Q
    Offline

    Max_Q New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's great guys, thanks. Just what I was looking for!:thumbsup:
    #6
  7. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Same place lever as the Golf's huh, I like it, gonna check cost as I'm in middle of swapping gear surround parts over, the side or front lever position has same action, it just lifts up a plastic piece in the middle of the gear selector to release the rod to move to the correct gear, so would fit I should think all dsg/stronic cars aswell, I'll update when I've had a look.
    #7
  8. Matt
    Offline

    Matt Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    bloody hell you're like an audi parts whore lol :whip::p
    #8
    RedDejavu likes this.
  9. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    lol, I always preferred the golf version for dsg gear selector & only just when I took apart & saw what was & this image made me realise, **** would have fitted any of them anyway, lol, its much nicer dont you think? The side button makes it look like an old persons car, lmao
    #9
  10. h5djr
    Offline

    h5djr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    558
    Cannot quite see how the position of the release button determines why it's an old persons car.

    But perhaps that's why I like it!!! It just feels in the perfect postion to press with your thumb when you need to use it.
    #10
  11. liam
    Offline

    liam waiting, waiting, waiting

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it the same as the TTS?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #11
  12. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Yeap, exactly, you boys are shites cause you just spent more of my money, lol.
    #12
  13. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Autos used to be always associated with older people, they were more older persons style, I can understand why, given my knee joints are worn & get painful when driving for while, so autos were easier & less hassle to drive, thats my analogy, anyway Dave you're not that old, you're as old as you feel, my missus is 26 so I feel 26, lmao
    #13
  14. h5djr
    Offline

    h5djr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    558
    They always used to say "you're only as old as the woman you feel". As your 'missus' is only 26 that makes you 26. In my case it doesn't work quite so well as my wife is a year old than me!
    #14
  15. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    exactly, couldnt say it better myself, lol
    #15
  16. ragsterx
    Offline

    ragsterx Rear Ender

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah and ive been nailing a 43 year old and im only 29, that cant be good...
    #16
  17. h5djr
    Offline

    h5djr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    558
    I'm sure she's worth it!!
    #17
  18. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    When you say nailing her, is this anything to do with your avatar comment "Rear Ender" lmao
    #18
  19. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Well the S3 stronic gear knob is about £60, so might grab one if returnable & see if its same, damn just bought a new perforated one aswell, but always wanted golf style anyway, its only the lock release anyway, just case of it can fit stock or mod to fit.
    #19
  20. drew138
    Offline

    drew138 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can you post the part # please?
    #20
  21. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    No sorry, just reinstalling etka so someone else will have to, where's frenchie when you need him, lol
    #21
  22. h5djr
    Offline

    h5djr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    558
    The actual gear knob for the s-tronic on the S3 is part number 8P0 713 141 SKH.
    #22
  23. emeraldA3guy
    Offline

    emeraldA3guy Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    6
    Any update on this? will it fit A3?
    #23
  24. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    I will update when I've modded to fit, its tricky trust me after much investigation, I have the new gearknob now & in 10 pieces to understand how it fixes on, but its not a simple job, 2 options, heat up the gear unit lifter that goes down the middle of the metal stem so the release lifter turns 90 degrees to suit the front button or cut the plastic lifter of, turn & reattach the top to the bottom by ways of drilling middle out & sticking say a metal pin through middle of each part & glue in place, its very intricate work with no room for cockups, but confident I can do or its £250 new gear unit let alone labour, might do tomorrow
    #24
  25. emeraldA3guy
    Offline

    emeraldA3guy Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    6
    is possible to post some pics?
    #25
  26. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Scroll up & you'll see pics of the gearknob itself on an S3 & also the TT one.
    #26
  27. emeraldA3guy
    Offline

    emeraldA3guy Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    6
    I mean the pic of your shifter taken apart.
    #27
  28. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    When got chance I'll post up.
    #28
  29. rasA4
    Offline

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    3,103
    Likes Received:
    1
    that TTS interior looks soooo plush :hubbahubba:
    #29
  30. emeraldA3guy
    Offline

    emeraldA3guy Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    6
    cool maybe i can give some ideas to make it fit :)

    #30
  31. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    All in hand thanks mate
    #31
  32. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    Gonna be in my hands soon :laugh:
    #32
  33. ~RS~
    Offline

    ~RS~ Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    21
    Tell me about it!
    #33
  34. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Gearknob yeah?? lmfao
    #34
  35. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    :box:
    #35
  36. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    lol, what are friends for
    #36
  37. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    :beerchug:
    #37
  38. Lima
    Offline

    Lima AUSmotive.com

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    26
    Better late than never I guess (these have just gone on sale in Australia)...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #38
  39. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,226
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Just gotta find time to carefully mod this on, not for the faint hearted, lol
    #39
  40. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    I know this is off topic. But just look at that dasboard. PERFECT imo. That is one of the main reasons why I drive an audi over a BMW/Merc etc....

    Just perfect. :)
    #40
    jphc likes this.

Share This Page