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Storage drawer flap

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3rom, Sep 28, 2009.

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    [Sep 28, 2009]
    hi guys/girls,

    recently purchased an a3 51 reg, 3 door.

    the storage flap on the dash has a flip down lid but it wont stay closed.
    imagine the dash board.
    drinks holder esp switch and blanks
    head unit
    cimate unit
    storage flap
    ash tray
    storage area (lights up)

    i wont to fix the flap so it stays shut, can some give me some guidence on how to do this.nothing ooks broken. but it dont shut.

    tia Rom
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    [Sep 29, 2009]
    Pull the whole unit out slightly and then pull the front cover down so it wedges shut.
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    [Oct 2, 2009]
    done it the long way, lol

    remove headunit (no need to disconnect)
    remove climate control unit ( disconnect and pull it out)
    push the storage box out from behind (its dead tight)

    once out, theres 2 cogs on one side, jus make sure there lined up and move together, on the other side theres a copper wound spring, pull to spring to create more tension. now the flap closes and stays closed.

    what i need to check is the opening procedure, i'm having to push the top of the flap to open it, I assumed u push the flap in and it springs open. either way it now closes and opens, perfect size for cd's phone, and other bits and bobs.
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