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KrisKrk Sep 24, 2017

  1. Seanchadwick2k3

    Seanchadwick2k3 Audi A6 C6 2.0tdi 2011 Sline Special Edition

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    Looking good mate, how did you decide on the values of the resistors to use? Trial and error? Or are they equivalent wattage and resistance to the original lamps?
     
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  3. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    It was trial & error but will look more into it now.
    Maybe I can add two resistors instead of a relay.


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  4. niedzial1983

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    So with these resistors no fault and led dosent flash ???

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  5. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    No dis error only. Working on no flash solution. Will post back
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Could not stand it and not given up on key fob mod.

    As vinyl was going in between rubber buttons and plastic fob body, it was causing automatic all windows opening whenever pressed open button on the fob.
    Button was getting stuck and it was looking silly to open all windows with outsides weather.
    So vinyl wen off.

    Ordered one of these

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    As it was randomly posted colour by the seller and it would’ve been painted over, I didn’t mind what will turn up.
    Actually, asked politely for a red one to see if It looked nice. Don’t have much red in or outside the car but it could still work.
    White turned up.

    Filled out the logo cutout, as it was misaligned and painted in Metallic Silver.

    Also, painted matt black keyring silver bit in the fob so the colours are inverted.
    Funny thing with that because I used my wife’s nail polish. Well, I ordered the nail polish for this purpose but will leave it for her.

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    Already transformed key appearance

    Now the shell

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    On the key

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    In the warm lighting it looks like champagne colour but in day light, looks much nicer.
    It is the same tin of paint as the first key attempt.
    Just popped it all on so will follow up day light pictures.


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  7. niedzial1983

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    I wrapped mine. 2 years ago . Now ill be doing same but in black carbon [​IMG]

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    Did you noticed if this cover limits the signal ? Do you need to be closer to the car to open doors ?

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  9. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    You’ve cut the vinyl away from buttons rubber and I didn’t. That was my mistake.

    Yours look good also, as for two years old wrap.


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    Nothing changed, as for signal.
    Still able to open/close the car from fair distance.

    Only difference I’ve noticed is the blade spring button. As the cover is not as slim, I need to press it a bit harder to open.


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  11. Veseli1094

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    do you know hot mo remove rev limiter on a6?
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    No.
    You mean, to be able to rev it higher when stationary?

    I’ve noticed that you cannot rev it more than 2k?

    Think it may be vcds job.

    @DJAlix might be your man


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  14. Veseli1094

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    yea that is what i am asking you ;)
    i can rev it little higher than 2k because of diferent engine but i would love to remove that limiter to properly hear that v8
    i will send him pm
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Another quick mod.

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    Rear wiper arm from 2008 A4 B8 installed in 5 minutes. Simple swap. There was no need for wiper arm pulley.

    Adjusted how I wanted and works like it should. Even better, as wiper blade is slightly longer. And it looks brilliant too.


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Also, fixed number plate leds strobe with a relay and a load resistor.

    Wiring diagram:

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    Computer follow its routine bulb checks from right reverse light, through number plate leds, left reverse, right indicator and left indicator.



    After the relay fix, it voids number plate leds, as its being cheated



    Took me some time but worth it.

    Soon will stop strobing on the road entirely.


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    After 2 months without a wash, went yesterday to car a wash. Hardly can do much around the car, as back does not allow me but still able to do few things.

    Those tailgate rear lamps faded with time and looked odd every time, after wash and until waxed.

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    To that

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    Also, some 2.0 TDI badge left out some glue on the tailgate so from this

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    Got to this

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    All thanx to meguiars ultimate polish.

    Managed to got rid off and flatten down few stubborn bird droppings on the roof.

    As it was nearly midnight, I was knackered to even take a picture if the whole car polished and buffed after washing.
    These

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    Show how deeply embedded dirt can be on your car. Even after a wash.
    Next time will have to clay the car, as I can feel under the cloths, it is still like sand paper.

    All cloths washed but going to be used only for wheels as hasn’t brightened much.
    New microfibre cloths on order


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  18. niedzial1983

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    That lemans badge is in an odd place... usualy its 2x under side indicatiors

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Yes, it was added.
    Had none since I bought the car in 2015 but got them. Didn’t liked them on the wings, as have Sline badges there already. Indicators are in the mirrors as it is FL version


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    Not exactly what I supposed to do next, from my to-do list but still a progress.

    Re threaded the gear knob gaitor with red thread.

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    Re thread in process

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    Re threaded

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    Got rid of the leather shine before the process, using “magic white sponge”.
    Worked a treat.

    Still due to be fitted as awaiting new knob to arrive.

    Thread sourced from site sponsor @SportShifters.com.
    Roy is a gentleman and posted me some of their finest thread they use, within days.
    Hats off again, Roy. Thank you


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    Glad I could help Kris, you did a perfect job there!

    Let me know if there's anything else.
     
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  22. niedzial1983

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    I did this :)[​IMG][​IMG]

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    You meant carbon? Looks nice. Did you took the whole console out or did it fitted?
    Now the rest of alu trims.


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    Knob arrived. It is from 2017 A1 with perforated leather

    Assembled with newly re stitched gaitor

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    Fitted on

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    New knob is much better looking and feel in the hand, than old oem one

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    Now steering wheels to re stitch ...


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  25. niedzial1983

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    Yes console out. Carbon wrap

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Have you done it yourself of someone else did it for you?

    I have substantial amount of brushed aluminium effect vinyl left, I used in my previous car so Might be doing that some day. Not sure yet but would like to cover damages previous owner did, near the front ashtray. Hated them since ownership but cannot be bothered to go through all the faff with console out job. This is my daily driver and have two kinds at home so it's kinda difficult.
     
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    Myself. As my tunel was scuffed and schrached i did this and it looks great ! . It took me 4h , used my wifes hairdryer as i dont have a heat gun


    Here is how to take the console out



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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    I used my wife's one also, in the past. She went nuts when I took it outside. LOL

    I've seen this guy's video and it was very helpful in understanding the dismantling process.

    Great job
     
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    Quick once over on engine cover

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  30. Veseli1094

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    can you explain little bit better how to put resistors to c6 saloon pre facelift model because there is only one cable that goes in whole light assembley so how to know which one is it?!
     
  31. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    What wire?
    Which light?
    Which lamp?


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    On your taillight
    You put led turning light and reverse light so i see that you posted where you put your resistors but how did you know which wire is for turn and which for reverse


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Reverse are in tailgate lamps and indicators are in the rear quarter part.

    Haven’t installed the resistors into the rear indicators, as for some reason it did not need any. Don’t know why.
    Only front ones threw an error so drilled through the bulb holder and slipped the resistor wires under the bulb for both contacts.
    No resistor is at the rear of mu car.

    When you remove tailgate lamp bulb carrier and follow the connection from the bulb to the lamp connector, you can transfer that to pins in the connector and to wires from the plug. If that makes sense.
    I’ve made pictures of attached resistors and it’s snipped connections. Also, I took a closer picture of wires I’ve tapped into.
    You just tap into each of the wires to the bulb.
    Let me see if can point it out more.

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    Cannot remember precisely but it looks like it was Black with green stripe and Brown wires.

    Regardless of resistor job to eliminate the dis error, you might still get the strobe.
    This can be resolved with relays I have also fitted.
    While you at it with resistor, might think of installing those relays, as there will be no point of taking the tailgate trim off again.

    With reverse done, consider another relay for number plate leds, if you have any in there.
    Again, strobe is something that will look odd at night.


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Not so quick one again but managed to complete it within one night

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    Re-threaded and cleaned arm rest cover. Used this magic sponge and all the shine and grub came off. It look so fresh and like new now.

    Due to be fitted later on today with full description of "how-to" remove it.

    Steering wheel re-thread coming now to match all pieces.

    Thinking now, seat threads look odd in the car, with that black thread. Hmmm... It may be a task but still doable. I think ...
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    And steering wheel done

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    Will try to take a picture of them three pieces together and in a day light.

    Again, HUGE thank you and hats off to Roy from @SportShifters.com, site sponsor for their fine red thread. Cheers bud

    Happy with the result.
    Off to next mod


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Happy with end result
     
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    Love those trousers. :blow:
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Hahaha. Yeah, these are my warm lounge pants.


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Light smoke rear lamps tint put up to test

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    It looks much better few days after application but still not dark enough to me.
    Don’t want it too dark but that light either.

    Medium smoke tint on order.

    Will need to do cut outs for reverse light and indicators, as tint dim them a bit.


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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Another completed (well, half way) job, to be also ticked off my to-do list.

    Wanted to upgrade ambient lighting and done the rears so far.

    Brightness in MMI i set to maximum and it looked standard

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    but it is now like that

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    Red leds also tucked into door handle light.
    These were fairly easy to connect as just tapped into power wires. All soldered, shrink tubed and tesa cloth taped.

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    3 led strip squeezed in between light lens and door trim plastic

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    Been kindly enlightened by @Steveredman that, there is a way to fit 12V led strip into ambient door light plastic lens.
    Wire connector has a hidden resistor that reduce voltage to 3V, hence dull light in there. Only one 3mm led at the end of plastic rod.

    I have taped on top of the rod led strip and tapped into the power wires before the connector

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    I’ve made secondary connector to led strip in case it goes off so I can easily replace it.

    It is really bright and without aluminium door trim you can see the led points

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    Both rear doors completed.

    Once get more time will continue with fronts.

    While I was at above stuff, I’ve extended puddle light wires.
    Nothing major but whoever replaced their bulbs in that light or upgraded them to leds, will know it is pita.
    I could pull the light out of the door card just about to undo the connector plug. Wire then sprung back in behind the door card and could not pull it out enough to reconnect with light. Door card had to come off and lights could be reconnected with ease.
    Now, will not have this problem anymore.

    Thinking of changing the puddle lights to logo projectors.


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    Don't you sleep Kris.:blow:
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Hahaha. I try but nights are the only time I have for myself and the car. Kids asleep, wife coped with, house chores done. It is from time to time I'll go downstairs and continue with projects and boy, they do get me going further. When you something you've worked for hard is looking better and better, it drives you by itself.
     
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