Ashtray delete/non-smoker tray retrofit - Pic heavy

lgooch

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so just noticed another poster has by the looks of it the same light but it is mounted on top of the trim to hold it in place. Is this the mistake I am making and I don't need the additional cover with the lense cover

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millsy4002

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just done the lighter and ashtray mod on my 2007 8p2 s-line Q

didn't so the light bar too but may do at some point.

great guide and advice on parts :rockwoot:
 

lgooch

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Why could nobody tell me. Finally sorted my light today after taking it all apart again. Took me about an hour to figure out it slides in from the direction of the bulkhead and the air con unit defo has to come out to do it.

Just need to do footwell lights mod now
 

fernando young

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i just made a custom ashtray delete kit after reading this thread, i used an acrlylic plate, bent it with heat and wrapped it with some foamy letherette (i was looking for something grippy and rubber like, but thats what i found) and its working amazingly, literally spent like 3 dollars and 1 hour :)

i'm super happy on how it turned out.

if anyone wants to try the 'home made' ashtray delete, i'll kindly draw a PDF template to cut the acrylic
btw, sorry for the crappy picture its really hard to notice
 

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Moony_1989

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I've just put the ashtray delete in my 06 sport back with single din stereo!

You only need to remove the gear selector trim, grab handles and trim underneath the ac control panel and it drops right in!

Also if you want the ambient light panel the wiring from the ashtray light just reaches around to the upper panel!

I've just ordered the panel and led strip light and will be fitting it later this week so I'll update with some pics and part numbers when it's all complete
 

az87aris

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Many thanks for this guide, I'm about to order the parts for this as the ashtray is just a bulky waste of space. It'll be my first mod and I have to say looking at the pictures, taking it all apart and putting it all back together again is a little daunting!
 

lgooch

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Many thanks for this guide, I'm about to order the parts for this as the ashtray is just a bulky waste of space. It'll be my first mod and I have to say looking at the pictures, taking it all apart and putting it all back together again is a little daunting!

It isn't really. Don't forget to Yank hard at the air con controls. I felt like I was going to break mine, but it comes out with force.
 

samuelh_888

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Thanks to those who contributed to this thread - my parts arrived today (thanks @mjr901); the ciggy lighter with flap is already fitted. Just put fingers into the original one, pull backwards and it popped out. The tray and light will be the weekends tasks.
Thanks all
 

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Audream

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Hello! I want to make this mod and add the ambient light too. The right part number for the led strip is 8P0857355 but on ebay all I can find is 8E0857355 and the sellers claim this to fit on A4 instead of A3. They don't seem to have any functionality difference tho. Just the little black plastic is longer on 8E.
Is it safe to buy it? Thanks in advance!!!
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samuelh_888

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Hello! I want to make this mod and add the ambient light too. The right part number for the led strip is 8P0857355 but on ebay all I can find is 8E0857355 and the sellers claim this to fit on A4 instead of A3. They don't seem to have any functionality difference tho. Just the little black plastic is longer on 8E.
Is it safe to buy it? Thanks in advance!!!
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From memory this part was about £8 from Audi - give them a try first.
 

ben_a38p

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just ordered the ashtray delete . wanted to order the ambient light too but the computer at tps said no lol it said not for this car?? were the lights only on certain years ?
mine is a 2004 a3 8p 3dr

I’ve a 55 plate Sportback and had the ambient light kit factory fitted along with a whole load of other options, rare I think though as there are red LED’s everywhere
 

Audream

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Hi! I've ordered the items and I'm about to make this mod soon! Question; is to possible to make it without removing the triangles and what should I do?
Thanks in advance!!!
 

samuelh_888

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Hi! I've ordered the items and I'm about to make this mod soon! Question; is to possible to make it without removing the triangles and what should I do?
Thanks in advance!!!

Remove the triangles, makes the job easier. Also remove the climate control unit as you’ll need this out to fit the led light bar. You’ll be able to feed the power from the ciggy lighter up to the light bar. It’s a ****** tight fit but it will.
 
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