Today I.....

Hoachy

Member
More of a 'this week I' than a 'today I' but anyway.

Finally got the car looked over by a mechanic I trust, hadn't been able to get to him due to Glasgows never ending lockdown (and a host of other issues). He gave the car it's first good service since I bought her (it seems the cowboys I got to service her at the start of the year didn't do half of what they said), replaced the rear rubber spring cups (the springs fell out as soon as he jacked the back up) new rear shocks and bump stops, replace a rear wheel bearing, and fixed the oil leak.

Then a trip down to motorway to see Timmus who fitted me up with Bluetooth and then proceeded to fix lots of little niggles around the car (some of which I hadn't even noticed until he pointed them out). He was an absolute star for putting up with me and in some absolutely miserable weather as well.

Long story short, it is like driving a different car. I am happier with my A2 than I have ever been and I was fairly happy to start with.
 

depronman

Member
Decided to give the fleet a wash. 10 mins after the snow foam was applied I can see it’s an A2 again
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A2Si

Member
Today ( well yesterday Sunday ) I finally got Towbar fitted to my TDI 90. Refitted the bumper and replaced all the spire nuts on the near side wing/inner wing. I know the bumper will have to come off again to do the same on the offside ( didn’t have enough new spire nuts ) . Also identified a few more jobs . New rear bump stops needed, new brake splash plates and the rear brakes need a look at ,as the handbrake is a bit iffy ( pulls up easily but doesn’t feel smooth ).
I’ve also got a squeak on the rear suspension which I need to locate . Could be the main pivots ?


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thestable

Member
Just wanted to say a Huge thank you to @Bargepower again for not only picking up my sports wheels from @A2Steve but also driving all the way from london to margate to drop them off to me. Had a really nice chat and look at his A2 and given me some more energy to make mine look a bit cleaner and finish the little buts I’ve been meaning to do


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Sylvester

Active Member
Hi all, few days ago the OS electric window stopped working, so I disconnected the battery and window worked again.
The radio displayed SAFE, but I got 1 digit wrong and entered code wrong 2x...now it only displays SAFE and pressing TP and RDS to enter code does nothing. Disconnecting battery again doesn't help.

Any advice?
 

2work

Admin Team
Afternoon,

I could be wrong but I think it’s Scan and RDS pressed together takes it out of Safe Mode. From there enter the PIN as you already know how to.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

Sylvester

Active Member
Afternoon,

I could be wrong but I think it’s Scan and RDS pressed together takes it out of Safe Mode. From there enter the PIN as you already know how to.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Tom
I've tried that too, still doesn't allow me to enter the code like before. Thanks anyway.
 

spike

Member
I've tried that too, still doesn't allow me to enter the code like before. Thanks anyway.

If you enter the wrong code 3 times I think a more complicated reset procedure may be needed.
The PDF was for my RNS-D unit but should apply to to similar vintage radio units


Cheers Spike
 

Sylvester

Active Member
If you enter the wrong code 3 times I think a more complicated reset procedure may be needed.
The PDF was for my RNS-D unit but should apply to to similar vintage radio units


Cheers Spike
I've only tried it 2x, yet no reaction to any buttons pressed.

Im gonna try the "1 hour switched on and radio turned on too" as it said in the attachment, see it that helps. Thank you.
 

2work

Admin Team
Evening all,

Today I am thrilled we have such a great community…

After my recent request for assistance on the ‘Are There Any Members In Scotland’ thread, @Neilf responded to my question of anyone near Motherwell.

This was to collect a Gumtree item in Motherwell that the seller wouldn’t post.

After a few PMs Neil, without taking any funds from me (although offered), drove to the Gumtree seller, paid for my item out of his own pocket and then sent it by DPD next day again out of his own pocket. I of course have reimbursed him accordingly.

This afternoon I received my bargain purchase:
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The marks on the screen were just wipe marks and have totally disappeared.

This 2009 8J0035193 unit (no revision letter so is exactly the same as a 193B) functions perfectly and has already been updated to the latest Beta Firmware:
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Very very happy with my purchase that would not have been obtainable without our amazing community spirited members.

I’ll swap the fascia in time before fitting into 250, another story for another day. For now I just want to thank @Neilf for helping me out, what a community we have. Neil you’re a legend Sir.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
Evening all,

Today I am thrilled we have such a great community…

After my recent request for assistance on the ‘Are There Any Members In Scotland’ thread, @Neilf responded to my question of anyone near Motherwell.

This was to collect a Gumtree item in Motherwell that the seller wouldn’t post.

After a few PMs Neil, without taking any funds from me (although offered), drove to the Gumtree seller, paid for my item out of his own pocket and then sent it by DPD next day again out of his own pocket. I of course have reimbursed him accordingly.

This afternoon I received my bargain purchase:
View attachment 83547
The marks on the screen were just wipe marks and have totally disappeared.

This 2009 8J0035193 unit (no revision letter so is exactly the same as a 193B) functions perfectly and has already been updated to the latest Beta Firmware:
View attachment 83548
Very very happy with my purchase that would not have been obtainable without our amazing community spirited members.

I’ll swap the fascia in time before fitting into 250, another story for another day. For now I just want to thank @Neilf for helping me out, what a community we have. Neil you’re a legend Sir.

Kind regards,

Tom
Didn’t know one of those could be made too fit. Keep pushing those boundary’s @2work !!!
 

A2Steve

Member
Today @Jellybean called over to collect some parts and also drop some off.

Part of the exchange means that I now have black leather and alcantara rear seats to go with my TT fronts and also a votex front valance to fit to my TDI.

This is the third time Bob has called and left with more money than he arrived with because I’ve bought items from him. That’s not how this works Bob!! 😂😂
 

2work

Admin Team
Didn’t know one of those could be made too fit. Keep pushing those boundary’s @2work !!!
Evening Erling,

The rear of all RNS-Es, regardless of what vehicle they are intended for, are the same. It’s the TT curved fascia that doesn’t allow for prefect fitting into the A2.

I knew that I would have to swap the front fascia for an A3/4/6 fascia but that doesn’t concern me. It’s an easy enough operation that can be completed in an hour.

Personally I was never bothered about adapting a TT unit but £150 for a first generation RNS-E PU (internal hardware for V signal and RFSL identical to the 193B that everyone seems to prefer) was an absolute steal. I’ve never seen one so inexpensive before and had to grab it for the tight budget transformation I'm trying to keep to with Project 250.

I know I’ll find a cheap enough fascia soon enough whilst on my travels. There are a few on eBay which I might enquire about.

What would be a real project though is getting a R8 RNS-E with the larger screen and separate looking buttons:

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I might have a go at this one day and relocate the buttons (only on a ribbon so might be able to lengthen it) to below the ashtray or even the handbrake tray. Just waiting to understand if the custom firmware will work on this unit, cannot see why not but I’m not an expert but I know a man who is. If done correctly it would look very MMI style. No doubt a custom 3D printed fascia will be required but should be simple enough.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

RS11SMS

Member
Evening all,

Today I am thrilled we have such a great community…

After my recent request for assistance on the ‘Are There Any Members In Scotland’ thread, @Neilf responded to my question of anyone near Motherwell.

This was to collect a Gumtree item in Motherwell that the seller wouldn’t post.

After a few PMs Neil, without taking any funds from me (although offered), drove to the Gumtree seller, paid for my item out of his own pocket and then sent it by DPD next day again out of his own pocket. I of course have reimbursed him accordingly.

This afternoon I received my bargain purchase:
View attachment 83547
The marks on the screen were just wipe marks and have totally disappeared.

This 2009 8J0035193 unit (no revision letter so is exactly the same as a 193B) functions perfectly and has already been updated to the latest Beta Firmware:
View attachment 83548
Very very happy with my purchase that would not have been obtainable without our amazing community spirited members.

I’ll swap the fascia in time before fitting into 250, another story for another day. For now I just want to thank @Neilf for helping me out, what a community we have. Neil you’re a legend Sir.

Kind regards,

Tom

Fantastic Neil, great for helping out the community


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