sline rear bumper underside cutout?

holly35

Registered User
While out wasingh my car today i noticed a oval cut out on the underside of the rear diffuser.Its open with no cover over it,whats it for ?And should it have a cover plate?
Sline owners can you check yours?
ive included a pic from ebay that shows this.
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cuke2u

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For the towing hitch?
 

holly35

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oh ok that makes sense,however i would have thought it would have had a cover plate of some sort.My car is factory standard ,no towing hitch option fitted and has just the open cutout....i presume all are supplied like this?
 

PR.

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Seeing as it's slightly off centre, is it not the hole for the 'foot wave' sensor to open the boot?
 

Daggerit

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My B8.5 had a huge rectangular slot for the tow hitch which you could see while driving behind me. Drove me batty that they did that!


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holly35

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Its not really visible as its a flat horizontal panel.you really have to look up from below.I was just concerned that i was missing a cover that should be there.
 

RAF_S7

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The hole doesn't look OEM (Audi don't do off centre, unaligned holes lol)

I'm wondering if it's had an aftermarket tow bar fitted at some point in its life...

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mjcourtney

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I have the factory fit tow bar and it swivels down and out from underneath the bumper. That cutout looks exactly like the one I have on mine, so I guess all diffusers have a hole as standard regardless of whether the towbar is fitted.

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holly35

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Well my car is brand new and has the cut out as detailed,so it is OEM.Idont have a tow bar nor the auto footwave opening.so i presume all b9s are supplied like this. regardless of whether you have the tow bar or other......can all owners please check their A4s?
 

cuke2u

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Is it really that important for me to go out in temperatures of -7.4c and lie on the ground? ;-)
 

holly35

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No dont bother! looks like standard spec .
 

Ben85

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I'd say it's for a deployable tow bar. Either electric or manual fold away. That could be why it's off centre but still sits in the centre of the car on one side.
 
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