Sunglasses holder?

Jerodequin

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One thing I miss from my previous car is a built in sunglasses holder - I've read some older threads that suggest you could use a Golf part to replace the driver side grab handle but this seems to be talking about the 8P rather than the 8V - anyone got any idea whether it's possible to do this? (not sure why the car doesn't have one - the A4 and many other competing models from other brands have them too!)

This sort of thing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-VW-Vo...179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2ec74ffed3
 

A3Kent

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Use the compartment under the driver seat? That's what I do.
 

MA3RC

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Or get one of those clip things that sit on the sun visor?
 

h5djr

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The problem with keeping them in the glovebox or in the under-seat storage is when you want to put them on whilst you're actually driving.

I have a accessory that fits into one of the cup holders that is just right for my sunglasses and I can very easily reach them when driving.
It's an Audi part and I think the number is: -
8V0 863 617 cup holder insert - here is a picture of one on the German 8V eBay site:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Audi-Origina...734524850?pt=DE_Autoteile&hash=item58a58bcdb2

I purchased mine through my normal Audi dealer.
 

Jerodequin

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As h5djr says - there's nothing 'wrong' per se with the glovebox or underseat storage, but neither are particularly convenient to remove glasses and put them on when driving. A roof mounted holder is really easy to use, the glasses are easily reachable - especially useful for me as I wear seeing glasses too so have to take these off quickly and swap them with the sunglasses.

The cup holder solution looks more useful but I do often use both holders so wouldn't work for me :(

This is how it works in the A4 and my previous car (Mk3 Focus)
4-focus-sunglasses.jpg
 

leosayer1

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I leave mine in a case in a cup holder on the little shelf behind the cup holders.
 

cuke2u

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As h5djr says - there's nothing 'wrong' per se with the glovebox or underseat storage, but neither are particularly convenient to remove glasses and put them on when driving. A roof mounted holder is really easy to use, the glasses are easily reachable - especially useful for me as I wear seeing glasses too so have to take these off quickly and swap them with the sunglasses.

The cup holder solution looks more useful but I do often use both holders so wouldn't work for me :(

This is how it works in the A4 and my previous car (Mk3 Focus)
4-focus-sunglasses.jpg
I found the focus method a far neater solution than any of the suggestions, however quite often the damm things used to buzz or rattle.
 

glospete

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No problem for me living in Devon - the ****** sun never shines here anyway so no need for sunglasses!
 

mfl

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I keep mine in the centre arm rest compartment.

So do I, but not as convenient as a proper holder. My Golf had one in the roof console and it worked much better
 

Vertigo1

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I have no trouble fetching them from the glovebox when driving really - it's a little bit of a stretch but I can still keep my eyes on the road while I do it. Failing that, as someone else suggested, use the compartment under the armrest?
 

cuke2u

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I wouldn't want to do either the glovebox or centre arm rest at 70mph. Mine have to have presciption lenses in them.
 

veeeight

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You could have ACC and Active Lane Assist switched on, that will enable you to drive without your glasses on .............. :p

(Tongue firmly in cheek)
 

cuke2u

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HelI I speed up without any glasses, can't see no obstructions ahead...
 

Brasso

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It's not, but not a bad idea. Might get myself one see what it's like
 

pat15312

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I purposely didn't spec a sunroof because, on previous cars I've owned, this option removed the sunglasses compartment.

I was slightly disappointed when taking delivery to see no sunglasses holder. It's probably the only gripe I have with the interior of the S3.
 
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