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Kleynie

A2OC Donor
@Kleynie the auto light switch looks so much better with its larger fascia and the chrome ring fitted just finishes it off perfectly. You could have cut up a really tatty one instead, didn't even have to be the dual fogs version.;)
I was eager to get it done to be honest, otherwise I would've done it on a worse switch. Oh well, it's done now. Credit to @Birchall as well, for popping round to help me with ideal settings.
 

lfield

Member
... need some advice. Should I:
  1. Fix it
  2. Buy new
  3. Buy used
I got a used bumper from opisto.fr and was very impressed. It cost 120€, which included the spotlights, plus 20€ delivery and it arrived within 24hours of ordering. From that experience I would highly recommend them, at least for anyone living in France. Fitted it, bleed the breaks, topped up the coolant and fitted a new plug (4B0973712) for the the thermostat temperature sensor. Back on the road :)
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Today my Cobalt one clicked over to 150k on the way hone from Grafham Water. And I missed it .... just like I did with 100k on my Crystal one :rolleyes:
From noting the junction and railway bridge where the next whole mile came up after I'd looked, I managed to work out tonight roughly where it must have been ... and I woudn't have been able to take a picture anyway, it was about 2 miles down the A421 from the Black Cat roundabout on the A1. I'll just have to remember what we did on the day it happened.
 
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depronman

A2OC Donor
Yep that’s the gloss black
I must admit they look very classy
I sat one on my own A2 to see that it looked like (got the original wiper are to the 12 o’clock position and turned off ignition)
Then placed the gloss black one on the car in the wiper arm park position
It just looks right to my eyes

Cheers. Paul


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Darpod14

Member
Today my Cobalt one clicked over to 150k on the way hone from Grafham Water. And I missed it .... just like I did with 100k on my Crystal one :rolleyes:
From noting the junction and railway bridge where the next whole mile came up after I'd looked, I managed to work out tonight roughly where it must have been ... and I woudn't have been able to take a picture anyway, it was about 2 miles down the A421 from the Black Cat roundabout on the A1. I'll just have to remember what we did on the day it happened.
I’d love to do it in 1 car! 👍
In the last 25 years of company cars I haven’t done more than 10k in a car up until my current one due to Covid!
Glad I’ve rediscovered the A2 and am enjoying owning my own car on the side again!
 

luzt

Member
Very nice ..
Your lucky there are still genuine rubber mats available for left hand drive a2s they are not available for right drive ☹..rarer than unicorns ..
So I've heard, there seems to be some sort of "original tailored versions" avialable on ebay.


That looks so strange without the clutch pedal
I agree the rubber mats look the business and so practical


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Thanks! :)


Nice seats. Where are they from?
They are from an Audi TT, as my original seats where non heated I've retrofited the controlers.

I thought the nice touches are the silver trim around the vents, light switch and door handles
Bought it almost seven years ago, it's called "Dash trim". :)
 

philward

A2OC Donor
@philward what were you using to put the bush in? I used hacksaw, drill etc to get out as I dont have the right tools :)
I have a universal bush / bearing press set. I selected the appropriate size cups, lubricated the bush location with Dynax UC (mainly to prevent further rust) and they both wound in comfortably after a few taps with a hammer to get them square. Don't forget to stop winding leaving a gap of 0.2mm.
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Edit, this is the tool: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/27pc-Uni...374792?hash=item46ab57e488:g:h0YAAOSwsideeW6j
 
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... fitted the Audi iPod adapter to my Concert audio unit.
I recently bought a new centre dash console cage for a future upgrade to a double-DIN unit, probably CarPlay enabled.
However until then I wanted to have at least some of my music playable in the car and, since I collect vintage Apple products as well as this vintage Audi one, I though why not make use of the iPod....
In with the cage I also purchased the official Audi iPod Adapter box and cables.

The fit was pretty easy: The audio unit, climate control unit and storage cubby come out without too much effort, the hardest part was routing the cable round the back of the dash without fouling the ash tray. I had to remove that and carefully check the cable but it was fine.
Then I secured the unit and the connection cable in place.
Connecting to the back of the stereo was pretty easy. I used pin extraction tools to remove the pins from the old block connector on the iPod adapter and then inserted them into the matching places on the existing connector. Then spliced the ground in and tested... Worked first time!

You get a really interesting interface on the iPod itself, it displays an Audi logo and then starts playing the music on the device. The only way to control it is to use the controls in the head unit. However it's great for now and the sound through the factory system is more than fine.

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Bumblebee

Member
This morning I fitted new drop links to bumblebee..... Not an angle grinder in sight... Originals were tight but came off okay. Phew!!!!!
Pre-Mot said droplink offside issue... Found one small tear in one end... All other boots okay, but replacement as a pair. As you should 😁
Will clean area as part of another job in future 👍🏻
 

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