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    S3 rubber boot mat...

    I re-played the episode and looking closer, yes the writer did use some artistic licence: Here is the car: And here is the boot liner in question. on close inspection, it is not Audi oem quality, so it is artistic licence to suit the plot!
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    S3 rubber boot mat...

    Interesting. The boot mat/liner in the program was different - it had little oblong squares...a bit like the chunks in the Q3 liner. mmm. The program is set in the UK, but maybe the baddie imported a US S3 boot liner...! I guess the writer probably used some poetic licence which is fine. He...
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    S3 rubber boot mat...

    Hello! Will an S3 owner tell me if the pattern on the rubber boot mat is special to the S3 please? I have started watching a Netflix series called 'Criminal'. In the firts episode the cops have their man due to the imprint of a boot mat that is only used in an S3 on a body being carried in...
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    Steering wheel swap

    Some luck as I have now managed to find a wheel with the MF buttons, but not paddles, on ebay for £40. The main thing - for me anyway - is the airbag. This wheel is the new type so that is a box ticked. I cannot see the paddles will affect the box operation as they are only connected into the...
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    Steering wheel swap

    I wish to get my steering wheel re-trimmed in carbon fibre, rather than buy a complete new wheel. However it will take a good few weeks, and realistically maybe a couple more after to allow for 'artisan temperment' (!) So I thought maybe a basic wheel off ebay just to keep me going - there are...
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    Carista App Now Avaliable For the 8V A3/S3 - PFL & FL Covered

    Carista appear not to allow direct contact and I am not on FB, hence my question to you! I somehow imagine it will not go as far as what is needed to install the camera (other knock down versions do not allow this as well) plus, I think I will only get online problem support using VCDS, so will...
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    Carista App Now Avaliable For the 8V A3/S3 - PFL & FL Covered

    Warwick - do you know if it will, either in its current form or beta trial, activate a rear camera installation? I am happy to pay the cost for the necessary parts to do this, but not so happy to buy a VCDS for its activation that I will, in all likelihood, never use again!
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    Has anyone retro fitted roof rails on an 8V yet?

    Thanks for that, but no, I will not forget it if OK with you! Well, started the roof rail retrofit today. If time is not an issue, then not a difficult job at all - providing you have some basic engineering skills! The hard part is dropping the headlining. The secret here is not to rush it, and...
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    What have you done to your 8V today?

    What have I done today? Sworn a lot. Decided to do my roof rail retro fit. Dropped the headlining - a good few hours and swearing. Drilled the holes for the rails - easy - 45 minutes tops. No swearing. Decided to have the rails painetd black gloss, so it will be a week or so before I fit them...
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    Door handle removal

    I admit defeat on this one! I presume that removal of door handles on an 8V is like any other [German] car - ie a torx driver through the hole inside the door into the door handle? Does anyone have the detail on this maybe? For the rear doors, I can find the access, and I can feel where the...
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    RS3 Saloon Unveiled

    Somehow an A3 in anything but a Sportback does not look quite right imo...nice car though and with the 394 engine should be a stonker. I wonder if this time they built the car properly with matching discs all round? I'd love to put an LMS on the roads down my way - the RS3 is the car of choice...
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    Manual control screen?

    Now, this is the point where I should say, I'll grab my coat on the way out! Thanks so much - pretty well what I was seeking. Now, back to my first question, do you know if the computer can be programmed to default the screen in the park position upon ignition and activated into the up position...
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    Manual control screen?

    Just tried, but a message seems to be permanently displayed that the MMI is off and no function is available... I think I will have to bite the bullet and buy an English user manual - mine is in German - I assume all this is in there?
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    Manual control screen?

    OK - I checked it out and see what you mean. However, I would still like to be tuned into a radio station with the screen in the park position...but I guess this is not possible?
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    Has anyone retro fitted roof rails on an 8V yet?

    That is a good idea. Now, I thought the holes that are in the frame were for the fixing barrel and the subsequently drilled holes in the roof panel had to be dead centre to allow the screws through - but that is me looking at some pictures. I should buy the rails, get a clear idea and then work...
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    Has anyone retro fitted roof rails on an 8V yet?

    yes, but how to ensure that the holes in the actual roof panel are central to the larger ones in the frame? I presume it matters to ensure that the main fixing is straight?
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    Manual control screen?

    mmm! I thought I had been through everything - obviously not! Apologies, red face etc.!!
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    Manual control screen?

    I use the navigation seldom and listen to pretty well just the one radio station. Therefore I do not need the screen popping up every time I drive somewhere, in fact, it would be soothing not to have it! To anyone in the know of all this stuff, would it be possible to program the 'wildcard'...
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    Has anyone retro fitted roof rails on an 8V yet?

    Has anyone actually fitted OEM rails since this thread stopped? I want to fit rails - OEM ones, not stick ons, but have two questions: 1. How does one drill through the frame hole into the roof panel at spot on 90 degrees - ie how to overcome the parallax? 2. Are the rails for the 8V the same as...