S3 Climate control unit.

Clart

Audi S3
Section Mod
I've bought a 2nd hand unit and I would love to know how you get the old unit out...:meeting:

I've checked the stickies and can't find anything...

Phil :kissmyrings:
 

MarkS_S3

Registered User
I used a thin driver with a cloth wrapped round it to gently prise it out without damaging the surrounding trim when I changed mine. Takes about 2 minutes to swap it out with another unit.
 
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HansfishS3

Guest
Hi, basically I had the same issue...and it was stuck in very very tight! I literary had to use full force to yank it out....if you have a facelift S3 you'll see two pressure clips at the top that move when you pull :) Don't be afraid to give it a good yank! BUT make sure you are holding it from a solid part (not the flexible edges that could damage the screen)
 

Clart

Audi S3
Section Mod
Hi, basically I had the same issue...and it was stuck in very very tight! I literary had to use full force to yank it out....if you have a facelift S3 you'll see two pressure clips at the top that move when you pull :) Don't be afraid to give it a good yank! BUT make sure you are holding it from a solid part (not the flexible edges that could damage the screen)

Looking at the replacement unit I have, I can see the two clips on the top of it but I just can't see how to displace them without causing damage...
 
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HansfishS3

Guest
Hmm those clips should be able to be pressed down (with difficulty!) it wont be easy as they are pressure clips...as you are removing the old unit you should see these being pushed down as you are pulling :)
 

feck_on_a_stick

Registered User
I bought a replacement unit 6 months ago and keep putting off changing them. This isn't inspiring me with confidence that it'll be a straight forward job lol
 
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HansfishS3

Guest
It's very easy to do! :) takes about 5 mins to get it out....I'm planning on taking mine out this weekend to tidy some wiring, will try and post a video/guide
 

IPG

Registered User
hansfish how did you go? I'll be getting my replacement soon so it'd be ace to get a video before i jump in and do mine! hehehe
 

IPG

Registered User
actually... would it just be easier to pop out the old buttons and pop in the "new" ones? is this possible or is up & down un pop outabble? LOL

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^ mine...
 
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HansfishS3

Guest
I would change the whole unit...its very very easy to do literary just pullout from pressure clips
 
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Danio

AUDI-MANIACS.COM
If u do have another one then just replace it or replace just the front panel
 
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