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U.S. Sytle Cup holders - Centre console

Ash187 Oct 19, 2011

  1. audigex

    audigex Active Member

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    Looks great - and begs the question of why they didn't just give us this in the first place! Seriously, one useful and one useless cup holder, both in a useless location... you'd think some bright spark would go "This isn't quite right, let's just use the US style"
     
  2. Boydie

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    No probs lad

    They are the prices I paid that are on the documents I got from TPS but I will double check this evening when I get home.
     
  3. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Ok so i have just looked this up on ETKA and the part numbers listed for the part shows this:

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    The confusing part is that it lists the same part twice with different PR codes... one has no mention of any thing extra where the bottom one lists the UF PR's which are shown as :

    UF0 - Without Electric interface
    UF1 - Electric interface for external use
    UF2 - Electric interface for external use

    Now it has all 3 on the same part number so how are you meant to order it without the hole for AUX?

    The other part number listed there as 8P0 863 387 F has a PR of UF7 which it lists as
    UF7 - Electric interface for external use

    So how do we know which is which??
     
  4. The Governor

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    Totally agree, the current layout is a work of madness! I wish I was brave enought o start chopping away at my car!
     
  5. Boydie

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    Just don't get carried away with the cutting, that is all. I did it in stages so cut small bits at a time. In the end when it was very close, I ended up cutting inside the car.

    Handy enough job but just time consuming.
     
  6. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Ok so I have just secured a really good price discount for the complete kit from my TPS dealer but I would have to place an order for £10 units.

    As far as i have got the info from Boydie (Boydie please confirm if i am wrong here) i have asked for the following parts:

    000979227EA (x2) - Repair wire

    000979023E (x1) - Repair wire

    1J0919321 (x1) - 12v Socket

    8P18632416PS (x1) - USA Centre Console

    8P0863387G6PS (x1) - 12V supply, lighter and slot for Aux

    8J0035475 (x1) - Aux

    1J0972977G (x1) - Plug for Aux

    8P1 898 173 6PS (x1) - Covers

    Total Kit Price @ £145

    I can get these parts ordered as soon as I get 10 people down for the parts and once i have them i will personally ship them out to the respective addresses, I will have to confirm the postage prices with you guys later as i am not entirely sure how much it will come to as it would be a large parcel.
    If anyone wants to suggest anyone that can do cheap-ish deliveries that would be great.

    Please let me know if you guys are interested in this?
     
  7. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Well done Ash, your a top lad!
     
  8. tcardio

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    I'm getting rid of mine as I hate cupholders. Euro style non cupholders FTW!
     
  9. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Tcardio where abouts are you based? Wouldnt mind doing a swap over
     
  10. The Governor

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    Ash, check out www.parcel2go.com for deliveries. If I had any confidence fitting one of these I'd be quite tempted...
     
  11. pab

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    Hi,

    could you explain (or better take a picture) how do you use wires ? Because I'm confused. I tried to do a clean wire to use a Cigar Lighter and a 12v plug.

    000979227EA (x2) - Repair wire

    000979023E (x1) - Repair wire

    Are both female plug.

    Thx

    Pab
     
  12. Boydie

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    Cant remember off the top of my head but one of the wires is longer and thicker than the other.
     
  13. pab

    pab New Member

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    OK thanks.

    In page 3 you had talking about 000979220E WIRE SET x 2 and 000979130E WIRE SET ==> those ones are male plugs. :think:

    I do not understand how did you plug all this stuff :
    0009792273EA WIRES x 2
    000979220E WIRE SET x 2
    000979220E WIRE SET x 2
    000979023E WIRE SET
    000979130E WIRE SET

    Pab
     
  14. Any Momentum on this?
     
  15. Boydie

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    Probably best doing it yourself like I did. I still love it!!
     
  16. It's looking that way and I will need to, just to stop the endless grief from the other half :angrymod:
     
  17. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Holy thread revival!

    I was just talking about this today with another A3 owner and it got me thinking that i never actually got round to doing this... i think i will order in the parts and have a crack at it! watch this space for an update.
     
  18. pluves1

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    It must be a day for epic thread revival. Someone has just done a 6 year old one. Lol.
     
  19. Oldredeyes1

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    I'm loving this mod, dose anyone know if there is oem usb to replace the aux? If so dose anyone have a pic and a part number?
     
  20. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    If you have AMI you could always just use a USB extension cable to the AMI connector. Don't think Audi do a USB plug the way you can get on a VW Passat.

    This is what VW use:

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  21. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    I just completed this mod today... it was interesting, thanks to Boydie with his findings with the size and cutting needed i saved loads of time.
    I did however find a way to get the passenger side sit flush as per OEM, only thing is that there is a screw visible but it honestly doesn't look that bad.

    I didn't get any pics of the passenger side fixed but here are some pics of the install...

    Firstly i stripped the interior down, although it can be done without taking out the seats i was doing some other mods at the same time so taking the seats out made it easier for me.

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    Then went about measuring and cutting the new console to match the old one.

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    As you can see it took some doing, the passenger side being higher than the UK console and the bulge that fouled the pipes needs a fair bit of cutting. if only there was a way to make that bulge push out the other way the passenger side wouldn't be a problem.

    The other thing that made it harder is that the screw points in the side of the console are not in the same place as our console... the UK one has 3 screws (one on drivers side and 2 on the passenger side) where the US one has 4. The passenger side screw on the bulge is much higher than the UK one, it also has a some extra plastic on the back which fouls the water pipe behind it making it stick out into the footwell further (you can see it on the last pic above). I resorted to cutting that off as well and making a new hole for the front screw to help the console sit flush. Il get some pics of how it looks tomorrow.

    After i managed to get the console on the car and bolted down, fixed the armrest in place and got it all back together this is how it looked:

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    I finished off the other mods i was doing (will post a separate thread on it) and got the seats bolted back into place. I didn't get any pics on the wiring of the extra 12V socket although its really straight forward. I opted for the non AUX version since i don't have an Audi stereo, the AUX wouldn't plug into my Pioneer unit so i will be working on a custom fitting that will work with the pioneer unit.

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    By the time i was done it got pretty late and almost time to break my fast... il get some more pics of the completed install tomorrow in proper daylight. hope you all like it... deffo recommend it!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
  22. fangio

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    Just dig those flip-flops, man! :undwech:
     
  23. Imteyaz

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    I don't know what's worse, the flip flops or his choice of trainers .......

    (retreats back to his cave).
     
  24. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Hey c'mon! it was 30 degrees yesterday! leave the cheap flip flops alone!


    anyway here are the pics of the passenger side and some better pics of the console.

    So this is how it looks without the screw in place... as you can see it sticks out a fair bit

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    And here i have put in a black screw making it flush, When your sitting in the passenger seat you can barely see it.

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    Here are some better pics of the console:

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  25. Rhyso

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    Do you have a definitive list of the part numbers you used?

    Good work!!
     
  26. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    These are the parts you need for the US Centre Console:

    000 979 227 EA (x1) - Repair wire for 12v socket
    000 979 023 E (x1) - Repair wire 12v socket
    1J0 919 321 (x1) - 12v Socket
    8P0 863 387 F 6PS (x1) - 12V supply and cig lighter (without AUX)
    8P1 863 241 6PS (x1) - USA Centre Console
    8P1 898 173 6PS (x1) - Bolt covers for US console

    If you want the AUX version you will need to replace 8P0 863 387 F 6PS (x1) - 12V supply and cig lighter (without AUX) with 8P0 863 387 G 6PS (x1) - 12V supply and cig lighter and AUX

    And get the following:
    8J0 035 475 (x1) - AUX
    8K0 973 754 - 4 pin plug for AUX
    000 979 009 EA (x2) - repair wires for AUX plug
     
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  27. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :)
     
  28. Sayam

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    Nice work there.

    By the way what seats are they?
     
  29. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    As it says in my sig they are Audi A5 S-line heated front seats, wrapped in half leather and alcantara
     
  30. Ash187

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    Pic of the passenger side screw at a distance:

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    barely visible, hardly noticeable.
     
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  31. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    As promised here is the custom addition that i planned for the AUX...


    Since i have a pioneer head unit in the car which amongst all its features has AUX and 2 USB ports i wanted a way to put them into the new console trim and out of the glove box. Whenever the wife wants to plug in her phone she has to leave the glove box door open because the AUX cable is fed into the back of it... there isn't any way to control the phone from the head unit so she leaves it in her lap with the wire hanging out... as I'm sure you lot are all thinking thats bloody annoying!

    I looked around online for ages for an OEM looking USB and AUX plug socket, i kept running into the cheap and nasty 2 in one plug things that would stick out like a sort thumb until i found out that VW use a USB and AUX plug in the Passat.
    The plug connections on the back of the plug was going to be a problem as they are for the VW head units but i had an idea that i found from someone else trying to do something similar so i ordered the part and also bought a 2m AUX extension cable to reach from the head unit to the trim piece.

    It all finally turned up after a couple weeks and i straight away got to work!

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    As you can see the connectors can just be unclipped from the back, the USB extension cable that comes with the Pioneer 8400 was long enough to reach to the centre console but it was a bit too fat to fit into the USB socket clip so i shaved down the edges with my dremel

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    I then dismantled the AUX connector and cut the back part off to allow me to pass the AUX extension cable through

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    the AUX female socket was also too big to fit in so i took the dremel and shaved off 2 sides to make it flat and then fit into the connector piece.

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    Once i was happy that it all sat nice and tightly i tested it out in the VW plug socket

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    it sat perfectly and didn't feel like it would come out without a fight so i started measuring up the console trim and then got to work again with my dremel. took a few attempts but eventually i had the cut out i needed and then fitted the new plug into it.

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    i was happy with how it turned out so back to the car to run the wires under the centre console, plug it all in and test it and then put it all back together. The unit worked perfectly so i put it all back together and here is the finished install.

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    And also a quick pic of the extra 12v socket i installed into the boot

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  32. Dan-Jnr

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    That looks spot on. Perfect OEM style modification. Great write up too.
     
  33. Oldredeyes1

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    Cheers for they reply Ash, how would the VW usb wire into the rnse?
     
  34. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    I missed this question... it wouldn't connect to the RNS-E as it doesn't have a USB input. The Pioneer unit that i have in mine has 2 USB inputs so it works perfectly on mine.
     
  35. hollow

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    you can get an interface for the rnse to add usb ,as i removed the aux port from the uk centre console and swapped it for the vw golf usb port with the flap on . did find though that the aux port is slightly bigger fitting so had to add a spacer to downsize the cutout
     
  36. Lenos

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    Class mod!
     
  37. PaulRS3

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    I'm curious, can you delete the useless under armrest cup holders, underneath the sliding shutter flap, without changing to the U.S. Console?

    The power socket insert would be more useful, if easily swapped.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  38. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Only way i can think of this working without changing over the whole centre console would be to cut the cup holders out.
    only thing is I'm not sure if the power socket insert would clip in. on the us centre console version the section under the power sockets is dropped lower and has a clip hole to sit in.
     
  39. PaulRS3

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    A step to far for me then, had the cup holders been a removable insert, I might have looked abit further.

    Thanks for the reply. :thumbs up:
     
  40. 9secondlegend

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    wow some top work on this thread....the cup holder thing really is a pain and i wish i had the know how to do this!
     

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