It's sad to move on mate - I miss my B5s but the 3.0 A6 Allroad and A5 Coupe are great.
Bought OEM winter alloys and OEM spec snow tyres for them both following the B5 success in snow!
I'm probably going to replace it with the A4 Allroad as the A6 went down so well with her.
It would be...
You need to heat it to cherry red and then plop it on the CV joint - making sure you have previously cleaned it.
Make sure you get it the correct way round - IIRC there is a chamfer that goes toward the joint.
If you balls it up, pull it off quick or it'll shrink on.
Bad news is the iron...
I was £700 for a set of 4 Audi winter alloys and Continental Winter tyres from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390977452157?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT although the rate has changed a little since then.
It is not easy getting 225/50/R17 winter tyres in 98V ratings either...
What's up with your old one?
If it's the catch, Audi do a repair kit that includes the catch for about £25-30
The base part number is 8F0898173,repair set; armrest (upper part)
You need to go via Audi for the dash number as it is related to your trim.
(It contains the lower plate too - just...
You can test the switch inputs with VCDS fairly easily statically IIRC - as said in the write-up
If you want to test it via VCDS,Select 01 Engine
Select 08 Measuring Blocks
Zone 4 should NOT read 255 (CC deactivated)
Zone 3 bits should all be '0' with CC off. On, Set, Resume, Brake on and Clutch...
For further info, Audi sell the lock cover assy for around £30
(basically the item in Bentwenty's 6th pic)
This includes the lever, pop-up tab and plastic trim, under part number 8E9885740 (ask for this, then go through the colour code options)