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KrisKrk Sep 24, 2017

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Another thing ...

    Thanx to @MikeParkin from Apex Plates, got a custom short LEGAL 4D with gel top, number plate.
    Quality is really great and Mike turned out to be perfectionist, looking in to every single detail on the plates.
    He even sorted me out with some pushlocks that he's family member does.
    You do need them if you have honeycomb grille and want clean look. Pushlocks from them come with extra inserts to reinforce the lock and sit tighter in the grille.

    Both guys on instagram and both are great lads.
    If anyone need plates or pushlocks, these two are your guys[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Would be good to know how you did this, I like the idea of not modifying the existing loom. Did you find the right plugs and make a small adapter loom or re pin the existing one?

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Had some adaptors from other aftermarket lights and used them.
    Had to brake the plastic of them to expose pins and then they simply plugged in to the oem loom connectors.
    Secured with heat shrink tube and other end just plugged in to the projector pins.
    Nothing loose and does work.

    Already have them cables extended on the door cards as they were soo short that I could barely unplug oem lights.
    Extension connections are soldered together, covered with heat shrink tubing and wrapped with tessa cloth tape. Can't tell they were cut and extended.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Great little wrap that is.
    Now it match rear bumper boot chrome trim wrapped some time ago.
    Soon more Gloss Black details on.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    This one might not be peoples cup of tea but had no choice in doing it.
    In order to preserve good battery health (replaced just under a year ago with new alternator), I've installed solar panels in boot windows.
    I know, I know ... tacky, chav, rubbish, ruins the look of the car
    Driving only 7miles to work and same distance back home. Car is parked for more than it is driven so might aswell use up the daylight.

    2 x 20W panels (smallest in size and thickness I could find) hooked up to charge controller and directly to the battery.
    Will get velcro to attach the controller in the spare wheel well.
    Relay need to be added so it switches the solar charging off, while car is running.

    Already arrived and soon in, is the battery voltage and capacity meter. Can connect it anywhere but ideally would like it directly to the battery but need to have it close for monitoring. Planning to place it in front ashtray.

    If it doesn't work as it should, will rip it all out.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks like a good solution to a problem, I top mine up along with my partners with a charger once a month or so.

    I seem to remember that a solar panel was an option on these cars, replaced the sunroof.

    How well do the panels work through the tinted windows?
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Need to double check, if I have programed the controller in correct way.

    These panels have metal rings on the corners so you can sruck them on the car or flat surface with provided suction cups. Without them, I would go for bigger panel and cover it with tint film, on the roof but sometimes I have a roof box on.

    Hard to say, if they charge well through the tint as during the day, I'm at work and come back out when is already dark.
    Mornings are rushed.
    Will check on a weekend and report back

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Mud flaps installed
    Front ones scrape a bit on speed bumps but think it is something that I could live with.
    Still waiting for the water test but so far ok.
    Looks also bot that bad as I thought it will[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Today had a car parked directly in the sunlight and panels charged the battery during 1,5 hour while car was parked.
    Left home with 70% according to MMI meter so think it all work well.

    Also, in one of the boot window got the flyeye vinyl. That cover the panel even more+tint.

    So far, am happy with it

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Washy washy time ...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    After a pressure wash and a rain test ... broke the rear drivers side flap
    Block of flats I live in have a underground parking lot and management decided to add another speed bump. They did that on a slope drive in/out where you also have to stop to open the gate with fob.
    Disaster asked itself to happen and it did.
    Think this is where it broke
    Need to take it down as dangling bit scratches the paint.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Few days after ... another one cracked
    Well. Chinese stuff are always worth a try as are cheap enough nit to. Don't last though.
    Off they'll come to eom look[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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