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What's this flap thing??

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  1. Tallpaul
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    Probably a really dumb question....

    On my ceiling trim between the sunroof controls and the front windscreen there is a flap that folds down yet serves no apparant purpose.

    I guess it's a mount for an optional extra, self dimming mirror maybe?

    Anyone shed any light on it's purpose?
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    It's to block the sun, kind of like a middle visor.
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    It's about 2" deep!

    The Germans are odd.
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    It's actually VERY handy if the sun is low on the horison!
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    Yes. They are.
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    Those 2 inches can let a hell of a lot of brightness through though!
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    It is small, but it fills the gap between the main visors quite well when the sun is low in the sky.
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    i'm sensing a lot of love for the flap.

    I'll stick to using to using iridium and plutonite, blocks the sun whichever way i'm facing :cool:
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    I tell all the girls this but still no joy :(
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    I love the flap too =), real handy at times
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    othten takes ppl years to find that flap lol
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    I was overjoyed when I found mine :D I'd wanted one for years in my previous cars to stop the sun getting into my eyes through the gap between the rearview mirror and the roof lining... what a Godsend! :anbet:
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    Same with the remote open/close windows with carkey buttons function? :beerchug:
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    please explain?
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    [Jul 15, 2006]
    whats the big round leather thing,between me and the dash board, it spins if i put the key in ignition , wont spin much without the key? It make a load noise if i press the center
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    [Jul 15, 2006]
    middle sun visor
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    ya gotta love the flap
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    Steering wheel :racer:
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    You can remote close the windows with your rremote by holding down the close button on your keyfob, until the windows are closed, and you can remote open the windows by holding down the open button on your remote. This will only work if you have electric windows and a factory carkey. :beerchug:
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    it took me a couple of months until I found that flap, have used it once since
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    also the stearing wheel goes in and out and up and down .......... wow
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    I have to admit to owning the car for ages before realising this one!

    But I found the central sun visor much quicker, and have to say it does what its made for brilliantly.
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    On my previous A4, I used the central mini-visor as the mounting point for the display unit of the aftermarket parking sensors I had installed:

    [​IMG]
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    clever clogs
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    Heh! Not me, mate. The ICE dealer who did the installation.
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    Brilliant!
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    I take it all back. it was my idea all along, LOL!
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