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What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

Dani_B19 Feb 12, 2016

  1. Sean_

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    Safety first!

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  3. J0N

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    Washed it for the first time in a couple of weeks, and fitted an even smaller number plate than the small one I had already fitted...
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    I really like the front one but I can't make my mind up about the rear. The one fitted is 16" but I don't know wether to leave it, go back to the original 22 1/2" or fit one the same as the front (13")??
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  4. Sean_

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    Love those tips John! They 3.5”?
     
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  5. J0N

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    Thanks. They're 80mm (about 3 1/8"), they're from the eBay shop in Cyprus that a few of us ordered from earlier in the year. I'm really happy with them and they always come up like new.


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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  6. UisT4

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    One of the first things I decided I was going to change on my new A4 Avant was to add a glovebox CD changer and Aux In / Bluetooth connectivity.

    The car has RNS-E fitted.
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    As there is no glovebox CD changer the space at the top of this box will not hold a CD changer...
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    A quick search on ebay to find a glovebox or liner, CD changer and connecting cable...

    On my old A4 I had used a XCarLink Bluetooth unit and found it worked pretty well so ordered one compatible with RNS-E, it came with ipod cable but I have no use for that, only Aux In, USB and Bluetooth.
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    In the pic above you can see the new box fitted, CD changer installed and the cable for the Bluetooth unit fed through one of the pop-out squares on the back of the glovebox.

    This is the connecting cable needed to hook up the Changer, the Bluetooth unit hooks up to this too so just follow the guide supplied with the cable and everything will work fine. Best if you have the special tools for removing pins from the Audi connectors as they are a pain to do. I just about managed with a metal hair clip. Get the tools and save youself a half hour of swearing at cables.
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    Another small job was to change the lock over from my old glove box to the new one, in the two pics below you can see the lock screw to remove and where to insert a flat head screwdriver to pop the lock out carefully...
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    This is it all up and running. The cable you see is for the bluetooth button and mic for handsfree, I still have to figure a good route to get it into the cabin discreetly, a job for the next few days.
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    A quick idea of how it works, for example if you have the Radio on and you switch to CD and select Changer (no coding needed for new changer) the first time it will play from CD chager, switch to Radio and back again to CD this time the audio is from the Bluetooth unit.

    I'm sure there are easier ways to get Aux-In and Bluetooth but I chose this as I had used it before
     
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  7. JMGR33N

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    Thought I’d have a play with my old standard headlights. So cracked them open went for projectors with square halo to replace sidelight and hydro-dipped the chrome blade inside the light.
    Not to everyone’s taste I know but I like to be different lol

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  8. martin1984

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    Looks good and im a fan of the yellow graphics onky thing i would say is need to lose the amber lense in the headlight

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  9. JMGR33N

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    I was going to do that but the clear lenss are crazy money for what they actually are. The whole conversion only cost me £30 and some time lol
     
  10. martin1984

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    Yea i know ive got a set of clear lense that i was trying to sell as never done mine and would rather upgrade to xenon when ive got the funds that a cracking mod for £30

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  11. DieselJake

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    I just bashed the amber lense out with a screwdriver and put some chrome bulbs in that flash amber
     
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  13. MartinHudson6

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    Clocked over 175k today old girls still pulling well tho. On another note had an insurance quote for a new a6 and adrian flux want £1186 compared to £300 i pay for my b7. What a joke insurance is
     
  14. LawrenceH

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    I was with Flux on my Discovery so kept it when I swapped for the A4. Renewal came in at £570, I paid £370 with quote me happy in the end. In my experience they’re good for anything modified, anything standard they’re rubbish.
     
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  15. MartinHudson6

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    Ye think im going to start shopping around again
     
  16. zgss20v

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    Finaly found some time to update the music...
     
  17. MartinHudson6

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    Can anyone take a picture of the n/s/f fog light. Ive found the insert behind the lamp loose and its annoying me now i know.

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  18. J0N

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    There you go....what are you looking for??


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  19. MartinHudson6

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    Looks like mines come loose/off then. Just had work done at audi and theyve had bumper off. Thanks for picture
     
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  20. DieselJake

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    Should just push in unless the clip is broken.
     
  21. MartinHudson6

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    It seems to have dropped down. I gave up in end and csrried on eith other jobs
     
  22. LawrenceH

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    Replaced my n249 valve as it wasn’t working and causing the eml to come on.

    Also did the clutch master cylinder on the TT, second time this year
     
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  23. OliNix

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    Engine went back in today after a full rebuild and being out for over a year!

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    Also tried to do the front control arms, apart from the upper ping bolt sheared off due to being seized, and is impossible to get out -_- any recommendations or where to get a replacement upright? Or how to get the ******* out?
     
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  24. MartinHudson6

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    Warm it up and hammer thru. Thats what had to do with mine. Just be careful with heat. Alloy melts fast
     
  25. J0N

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    When I did my springs I had to cut through the control arms to remove the bearing housing, I then had plenty of room to thrash the pinch bolt with a pin punch.....


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  26. OliNix

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    I have heated it up and thrashed it with a punch and a sledge hammer, it’s super seized!

    Maybe I will try to heat it some more....
     
  27. Kevin Clark

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    1. Booked a remap at Keith Edwards Motorsport
    2. fit new centre caps
    3. Ordered Goodridge Brake Hoses
    4. Ordered paddle shift extensions
     
  28. UisT4

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    Changed rear wiper arm on my avant for the Q5 version.

    Before:-
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    After:-
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    Fitted it at the same angle as the old one but think it should be adjusted a bit more so its horizontal.
     
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  29. Chrisb7a4

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    Got some new wheels fitted today, absolutely love them.
    Zito 935 19 inch 5x112
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  30. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    looks excellent chap, are you using spacers aswell or just rims with the ET35, very nice indeedy.
     
  31. Chrisb7a4

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    Thanks matey. No spacers.
    Et30's fit lovely.
     
  32. Nathan Russell

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    Had the thing remapped. :blackrs4: But still suffering with the car deadlocking itself after being "Fixed" by a main dealer last week. :sleepy:
     
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  34. MartinHudson6

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    PLayed spot the difference

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  35. J0N

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    Been meaning to do this for ages, did you buy the covers new??


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  36. MartinHudson6

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    Yes mate. Had to be ordered in but at £48 approx much cheaper than ebay and breakers. Thats without getting any trade discount aswell.
     
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  37. J0N

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    Have you got part numbers??


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  38. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    try the parts request on the forum for a good price.
     
  39. MartinHudson6

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    I tried them they quoted £60
     
  40. MartinHudson6

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    Top 2 part numbers and prices from doncaster audi. Ordered friday arrived this morning
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  41. Jimbo d

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    345mm upgrade
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  42. Dan-1981

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    Gotta love the 2gb limit!

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  43. mikep99

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    4gb limit isn't it? And 32gb on the MK2 rnse..

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