How To: 8v Mods and Jobs

TimWills28

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How to remove glovebox!


Thought i'd make this whilst i was in process of installing subwoofer and centre speaker!
 

TimWills28

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Hope this helps, do not to my method if you have the chance! Get the pins and push them through! Job done!

Then speak to @DJAlix
 

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Hope this helps, do not to my method if you have the chance! Get the pins and push them through! Job done!

Then speak to @DJAlix
Great stuff and great to meet you and your car the other day!

For anyone thats interested, the sensor mounted in the center speaker grill is the "sunlight" sensor for the vehicles Air Conditioning.
 

TimWills28

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Great stuff and great to meet you and your car the other day!

For anyone thats interested, the sensor mounted in the center speaker grill is the "sunlight" sensor for the vehicles Air Conditioning.

Indeed, buzzing for my next mods!

Should just asked you what the Sensor was lol


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TimWills28

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Hope this helps, do not use my method if you have the chance! Get the pins and push them through! Job done!

Then speak to @DJAlix to activate it all up!
 

CJP80

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Quick one folks. If I don't plan anything other than a Stage 1 upgrade, is it worthwhile changing the intake? I may change the downpipe at a later date, but I want the maximum power I can from S1 without any hardware mods, if possible. I assume an intake with S1 won't make much difference?
 

TimWills28

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Hey my front day light time needs to be replaced is that process easy or i do need to replace the whole head light

Xenon or Halogen?


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TimWills28

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Quick one folks. If I don't plan anything other than a Stage 1 upgrade, is it worthwhile changing the intake? I may change the downpipe at a later date, but I want the maximum power I can from S1 without any hardware mods, if possible. I assume an intake with S1 won't make much difference?

Intake helps but makes more impact during stage 2 I believe...


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TimWills28

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All done!


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DJAlix

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Yes mate believe so.. @DJAlix can you confirm?


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Not done this on a FL car yet but believe the installation and coding process is the same. Activation I would need to test.
 

TimWills28

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Hope this helps someone! Big thanks to @DJAlix...This job is in preparation for Cruise Control Retrofit
 

TimWills28

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Hope this helps someone! Big thanks to @DJAlix...This job is in preparation for Cruise Control Retrofit
 

TimWills28

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Hope this helps someone! Big thanks to @DJAlix...This job is in preparation for Cruise Control Retrofit
 

TimWills28

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Hey guys I though I would post my video on how to replace the mirror caps on an S3 with carbon fiber ones.

Quality, thinking of doing this on mine


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tele2050

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Hope this helps, do not use my method if you have the chance! Get the pins and push them through! Job done!

Then speak to @DJAlix to activate it all up!

Hi Tim, great video :salute:

Could you please let me know the part numbers for the Subwoofer, centre speaker and the pins? Would be much appreciated. :rockwoot:

Been wanting to this for ages, think its the time now :)
 

TimWills28

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Hi Tim, great video :salute:

Could you please let me know the part numbers for the Subwoofer, centre speaker and the pins? Would be much appreciated. :rockwoot:

Been wanting to this for ages, think its the time now :)

All part numbers are in video...

Alternatively give @DJAlix a message after the bank holiday for him to source part numbers for you. He can do the whole install too if you wish .. parts install and coding/parameters

Hope this helps!
 

TimWills28

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Replaced the parcel shelf boot strap

Thanks @mjr901 for the genuine parts as usual!
 

TimWills28

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10 mins of work, 100000% worth it, thank you!

Main thanks goes to @DJAlix who I’ve learnt my mods from! VAGCars answer to Yoda


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TimWills28

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Is the Dash speaker worth it? Can you tell the difference?

I didn’t test it without the subwoofer so don’t know it sounds without the sub.

I definitely notice the mild improvement sound in the car. With the bass I notice the vast difference.

For the price and the ease of install I’d do it mate. Way better than standard. Can’t even remember how system sounded without sub and centre but just wished I did it earlier


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Tom Shields

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I didn’t test it without the subwoofer so don’t know it sounds without the sub.

I definitely notice the mild improvement sound in the car. With the bass I notice the vast difference.

For the price and the ease of install I’d do it mate. Way better than standard. Can’t even remember how system sounded without sub and centre but just wished I did it earlier


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How much was all the stuff to do it? not the sub.
 

TimWills28

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Around 40/50 iirc from mike at audi parts and coding was sorted by @DJAlix ...


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Boydie

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How do you know if you have the centre speaker?

I have B&O in my 2014 S3 so do I have it?
 

TimWills28

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How do you know if you have the centre speaker?

I have B&O in my 2014 S3 so do I have it?

Most definitely mate! You’ll have the full set up...
Only peeps with the level 1 standard kit won’t have the centre or sub...

If you have level 2 audi sound system, you’ll have the centre and sub..

Level 3 is b and o with everything including extra speakers in doors and pillars I believe...


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computeratelier

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I ve activated sub and center speaker in vcds. So nog when I disconnect a speaker I ve a fault what is normal But how do I get the volume control in my mmi.?

S3 sportback 2017 daytona
 

DJAlix

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I ve activated sub and center speaker in vcds. So nog when I disconnect a speaker I ve a fault what is normal But how do I get the volume control in my mmi.?

S3 sportback 2017 daytona
Your MMI unit needs updating by someone like myself in order to both activate your speaker outputs and MMU controls.
 

TimWills28

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Your MMI unit needs updating by someone like myself in order to both activate your speaker outputs and MMU controls.

Yeh that’s right .. VCDS can’t do it alone .. you need him to parameter it.. he done mine :)


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DJAlix

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So i ve to find someone in belgium. Or can my dealer do this?

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A dealership will not be able to do this as their software will not let them. You will need to find an advanced retrofitter or someone with access to VAG CAN Professional while it still exists.
 

seuzo

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Dear All,

at first I’d like to say hello from Hungary and thank everyone for their input on this forum. I'm sure that I'll find some impressive stuff here!
I'm working in an automotive firm as an embedded sw / hw test engineer.
I have a PFL Audi A3 limousine. I have decided to update my Standard (Panasonic made) MIB navigation to an MIB1 High (Harman).
It was easy to replace the units (main + display) , the Component Protection was removed by Chinese colleagues using VPN – everything was done in my Garage.
I had to do the coding/adaptation manually (using VCDS) , I have used my saved adaptation map from the replaced unit, and I have spent a lot of working hours to complete it.
The data sets are still missing (please check attached screenshot from ODIS-E) , so I am looking for someone who could do the parametrization for me.
All suggestions are most welcome

seuzo
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