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Just a heads up really.

Just Rob. Mar 25, 2019

  1. Just Rob.

    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Brilliant Black Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    As in the title really everyone, just a heads up really as he pulled a fly one on me with an RS4 B7 fbsw.

    The wheel is fine , but was missing the airbag fixing bolt covers to start with, the then I find its not the original oem airbag for the wheel , and most certainly not the oem airbag loom that should be with the wheel.

    The Wheel is dated 2006 but the loom is dated 2004 , and does not match the wheel condition at all.
    I suspect it has been modified and fitted to another VAG car, hence the different loom.
    I don't normally like naming and shaming people but in this instance I feel more than justified.

    DO NOT, buy any steering wheels from this guy.

    On ebay he uses the name " direct_prints
    here:
    https://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBay...=negative&interval=365&_trkparms=negative_365

    and on gumtree he's called " Qaisar "
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-repla...lete-v8-s4-a4-conversion-rs-b5-b6-/1320984164

    He's got another one and access to more, i'd let it go if he came clean and sorted the problem out but he wont, just took my £600 and now claims its all correct, which it is not.

    Anyway, if you don't want to get your fingers burnt, steer well clear of him , I should have, if you do get the correct kit then good onyer as you will be one of the minority.

    rob
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
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  3. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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    There are some really horrible people out there trading in parts , Can you claim off e bay or a credit card if you used one , or through small claims court , ?trading standards may be good for advice ,
     
  4. Just Rob.

    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Brilliant Black Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    Sadly I trusted him and that he would be selling the correct item, but it wasn't the case.
    I thought it was me until I checked the part numbers on the airbag harness
    Harness says 2004 4E0-971-589B , which is just a standard non multifunction harness and has no means of connection to any hand operated buttons., nothing to do with the RS4 FBSW.
    I am thinking on what to do , maybe making him a visit with my very large and very angry german shepard dog.
     
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    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Brilliant Black Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    This is not an RS4 B7 FBSW oem airbag wiring harness , not by any means even close.
    And it has been messed with as the securing catch is missing from the green plug , they are not difficult plugs to remove with a bit of care, this one has been hacked at and broken.
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  6. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Probably a stolen wheel.
     
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    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Might be stolen again soon :playful: would never get used expensive car wheels, seats or radios delivered.
     
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    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Brilliant Black Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    I have tracked down his addressed now , so will be making him a visit very shortly and I wont be in a good mood either.
     
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    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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    Please take someone with you to act as a witness as if he tries to gets nasty you have witness , if not then film it on your phone .
    Good Luck .
     
  10. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe the luck of the draw, but if things are extremely cheap then there is normally a reason - I found someone selling used radios, guessed that he was either a scrappy or bought and checked over ones salvaged from wrecked cars, so took a chance, then got Component Protection removed, that is the point at which you find out if used parts are reg'd as stolen - and this one passed that test!

    I bought a set of lightly used Audi A4 B5 5 spoke alloys many years ago, they were okay and no one came to take them and the car away - again I looked at the ebay ad properly then started bidding, these wheels were in big demand unfortunately!
     

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