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Retrofit parts off ebay?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by a3Tex, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. a3Tex

    a3Tex New Member

    Jan 7, 2014
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    Car passed it's first MOT so it's ready to go. I know it's a hot topic so was speaking to the guy who did it about the DPF (haven't touched mine) and they said the new tools for testing if it was working are far too expensive and the visual check for the carcass is all they did.

    The retrofits I want to do is the facelift instrument cluster (requiring new wiper stalk) and cruise control. Is it alright to buy the parts on ebay? Are used parts bad? I imagine they've come out of written off cars but presumably what I'm looking for isn't one of those parts that would be too badly affected. I also want a MFSW but they seem expensive, anyone know where I can source a good/cheap option?

    Final question, this VAG tool. Were I to switch the clocks myself without this cable, would the car just not work or would I be able to drive it somewhere to get it sorted out?
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  3. s3_sid

    s3_sid Active Member

    Jul 11, 2013
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    the immobiliser is built into the clocks in vag cars so you would need that sorting or it wont do much ! and you need to get the immo code out the old clocks and input it into the new clocks in short , but im not sure if they are the sam immo style on facelift models so you would have to find out if its compatible
  4. hollow

    hollow Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2009
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    if you switched the clocks the car wouldnt start . Audi@3 on this forum does the dash swaps for people and will travel to do this . he can also supply the clocks and extra keys etc.

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