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Where is the best place to get these from always abit worried about eBay bitsThis weekend, I have had the front bumper off to replace the broken height adjusters - I have attempted repairing these with glue in the past but it only lasts a short time before they break again so new ones were required. I opted to modify things so they could be screwed on (instead of rivetted), using M5 screws. Appropriately sized RivNuts are ideal for this.
Old broken bits
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Old rivets drilled out, holes slightly enlarged for Riv Nuts
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Slight countersinking mod to new part to allow for slightly raised rivnut head
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Just the other side to do now........
the valance has a very defined curve which means ideally you need a custom set to really blend in or something close.
S4 back box swaps work or aftermarket back boxes but than can work out costly.
Weld-on or other means of fitting with tips can be just as good but is finding something that really fits in with the shape.
Mine are not ideal by a long way but i'm fine with them.
from the pic you can see how much an angle they need to be if you want a flush fit left to right.
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Looks really good bud, are you going to be colour matching the S4 valence?
I'm going to be a tad controversial, I'd go with a colour match, silver looks nice but just looks a bit more add on if you get my drift.
But whatever works for you James.
Hi Rob,Hi Rob, what sort of issues are you having with the seats ?
They are B6 seats not B7. Going to ask a friend of a friend (auto sparky) to have a look in a few weeks. Gotta get through the mot then it’s going in for much needed paint, will hopefully sort the seats after thatJust a thought Rob, are they definitely B7 ones, maybe worth checking with the seller as some B6 seats had issues with airbag messages when fitted to B7's.
They look the same for the most part but are different.
sounds like the seat movement is jammed somewhere or not engaging.
They have had the bladder sensor bypass done to stop the airbag light, seems it’s not been done too well unfortunatelyThats your air bag error then Rob, B7 will look for the airbags in the B7 seats, B6 didnt have them hence why you get the error light.
It can be bypassed with some fiddling.
just had a think about it a bit more, if that was inside the gearlever gaiter recess then it will more likely be the ashtray illumination,Very possibly the centre arm rest illumination .
There was an option for it , a bit like the down lights in the overhead light console that beam down on the gear lever area.
Its all part of the ambient lighting pack.
well thats my thought.
Cheers Rob.just had a think about it a bit more, if that was inside the gearlever gaiter recess then it will more likely be the ashtray illumination,
light emitt.diode with bracket.