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    Grill centre bolt stuck

    I also had this issue. The bolt had completely seized. Nothing worked, and I eventually had to take it to the local garage, where they welded a nut on top of it, and made a right old mess of the surrounding areas of the grill! (Not their fault; it really was the only way to be able to remove the...
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    I got those cheapo Chinese pedal covers a couple of years ago, and they’ve been great. For all intents and purposes, as good as the real thing!
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    A3 8P aftermarket headlight, motor issues, light pattern

    I should add that the transport screws, on the inside of the units, are secured into the section to which the adjustment motor will go. This means the transport screw, once turned half a turn, will take a lot of finagling to come out.
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    A3 8P aftermarket headlight, motor issues, light pattern

    Yes that’s where mine were from.
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    A3 8P aftermarket headlight, motor issues, light pattern

    I also found them very hard to turn. They have sort of rubber washers/o-rings, which, in mine, got mangled up and made them really hard to turn. If I remember correctly they only need about half a turn to come out, rather than screwing all the way out.
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Wow, that’s steep. I just got it on eBay for less than GBP 20. It didn’t have a brand stated, but turned out to be one of those parts where the Audi symbol has been scratched off to keep things legal!
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Changed the EVAP N80 valve, and charcoal canister, to get rid of a check engine light and this code: 16825/P0441/001089 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow Really simple job!
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    Rear bumper 10mm nuts

    Did the same not long along. I got some on eBay — part no WHT001002.
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    This is supposed to temporarily switch the A/C to recirculating mode when it detects very poor air quality outside. This is cheap and easy to replace. I did so a while ago but don’t remember exactly where it was — I think under the plastic cowl (is that the right word?!) under the bonnet.
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Also restored the tired-looking steering wheel, just using a cheap Ebay restoration kit: Before: After:
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Took off the B pillar exterior trim pieces to wrap them. It was my first attempt at wrapping, and I think it looks good enough. Maybe more heating/stretching would have reduced the orange peely effect though?
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    Polo rear wiper

    Most people go for the Audi A3 8V one. Not sure if that's the same part number? I got this one. The nozzle is the same. I had to change the cap that covers the nozzle and nut, as it would dislodge every time I lifted the wiper, but this may have been because the one I already had was a Chinese...
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    A3 8P 2.0 TDI Sline front spring replacement

    I'm interested in trying this too. It looks pretty simple looking at this:
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    Brake Disc Backing Plate

    As far as I know, when I had it done recently, they didn't replace the bearings. As I supplied the backing plates myself, I think they only charged for labour.
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    Brake Disc Backing Plate

    Obviously this depends on your experience/competence, but it requires removing the brake calipers, which I didn't fancy doing myself - never done any work on brakes - so I got them done recently by a local indie Audi garage. Bought them online myself though for about £30 for the pair, including...
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