What have you done to your 8Y today?

gimk

Registered User
Decided to use the auto park function on parallel park to see if it still works. 3rd time trying. First 2 very successful once it knows where you want to go. Let go steering just use accelerator pedal. Reversed in fine, asked me put to D when the car straightened itself out and it curbed the front rim. The car did, it didn't even said it was complete yet. I didn't think it would park literally 1-2 cm from the curb. So now I need to find some alloy touch up paint. Any suggestions? I've got the regular Audi non diamond cut on

Decided to use the auto park function on parallel park to see if it still works. 3rd time trying. First 2 very successful once it knows where you want to go. Let go steering just use accelerator pedal. Reversed in fine, asked me put to D when the car straightened itself out and it curbed the front rim. The car did, it didn't even said it was complete yet. I didn't think it would park literally 1-2 cm from the curb. So now I need to find some alloy touch up paint. Any suggestions? I've got the regular Audi non diamond cut ones
I tried this from Amazon

E-Tech Metallic Silver Car Alloy Wheel Professional Touch-Up Pen Stick Paint​

 

KXL

Active Member
I tried this from Amazon

E-Tech Metallic Silver Car Alloy Wheel Professional Touch-Up Pen Stick Paint​

Thanks, guess that's the generic one (non Audi / VW one). Was it a perfect match, very good match (eg need to look a bit to see where) or good match (covers the curb, but u know you touched up as slighly different shade of silver)?
 

JoMP

New Member
How have you done this when there is an obstruction moulded plastic in the way of the light connectors?


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That's rigth!! So, I added a smaller ligth connector, I did not use the original one, then the obstruction was not a problem.
 

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S3 TRS

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Ok nice! So where did you get those ones from? With the adapter? Did you have to take the door cards off or fish cable back up to the rear facing light you were installing?
 

JoMP

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Ok nice! So where did you get those ones from? With the adapter? Did you have to take the door cards off or fish cable back up to the rear facing light you were installing?
I got them in aliexpress, https://a.aliexpress.com/_mLRdcn8, the new connectors are https://a.aliexpress.com/_mNsBQ9o, it is not necesary to take off the panel, just take off the red reflector and the foot light, pass through the new harness, one side to original foot light and the other side to the red one. And that's all.
 
Cleaned the seagull crap off it again.....black is not a colour its a hobby!..... about time people got fined for feeding these birds, most of what was on the car did not look like fish, it looked like human food!!!...either fine these idiots or let the rest of us shoot them and give our air rifles a reason to live!!!....
 

S3 TRS

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Added my rear door warning lights the other day. Front and rear. Got wires and lights from rocket wires and removed the light connector so just pins could be pushed into the light eliminating the need for door cards to be removed as per their instructions. Thanks to

JoMP

for the inspiration!
 

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KXL

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I tried this from Amazon

E-Tech Metallic Silver Car Alloy Wheel Professional Touch-Up Pen Stick Paint​

Finally tried today. The colour match to my rims (non diamond cut). 'Perfect match' I would say. Skill in applying it to a smooth and flat finish...not so good, but that's just me!
 

JoMP

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Changed the footwell lights. The stock ones were really dim , in the pic they were turned on at the top of their intensity
(believe it or not ). The new lights are enought shining and have a good color.
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KXL

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Suppose to have it's interim service at Brighton Audi (plus software updates) this Friday. Called my lease company to ask if I should go for fixed or flexible. They mentioned it's on 24 month, so no need a service yet (so I'm guessing flexible). Will end up going there anyway for the mutiple software updates which suppose to take 'couple of days.' Will have an A5 as courtesy car for just under a week, so will explore Easteborne Fri, and when I collect the car next week, will explore Brighton. Would be interesting to 'see' how much better an A5 is.
 

KXL

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Will have an A5 as courtesy car for just under a week, so will explore Easteborne Fri, and when I collect the car next week, will explore Brighton. Would be interesting to 'see' how much better an A5 is.
Highway road / wind noise, much quieter than the A3. A5 was a sport trim with 18 inch 245/40 tyres, 35TDI (2.0) 163ps. Did 69mpg on the journey back, did 61mpg on the journey up with the A3 30TFSI. Not quite sure it was MHEV or not, but it did shut the engine down whilst rolling (even on down sections on motoway) but not in the same ways as the A3. I like the illuminated cup holders! It was the same MMI system, except that the VC was the large one and had more dial options! However the one thing that struck me was how POOR the sound system was! 8 speaker (stock) sound system. I had the same USB full of my music and I put in the same treble and bass settings. Can't wait to get back my A3 with B&O soundwise!
 

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SamB2020

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Highway road / wind noise, much quieter than the A3. A5 was a sport trim with 18 inch 245/40 tyres, 35TDI (2.0) 163ps. Did 69mpg on the journey back, did 61mpg on the journey up with the A3 30TFSI. Not quite sure it was MHEV or not, but it did shut the engine down whilst rolling (even on down sections on motoway) but not in the same ways as the A3. I like the illuminated cup holders! It was the same MMI system, except that the VC was the large one and had more dial options! However the one thing that struck me was how POOR the sound system was! 8 speaker (stock) sound system. I had the same USB full of my music and I put in the same treble and bass settings. Can't wait to get back my A3 with B&O soundwise!
I had a A5 40tfsi sport trim courtesy car I absolutely loved it but the thing used twice as much fuel as my A3 30TDi s-line.
 

KXL

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I had a A5 40tfsi sport trim courtesy car I absolutely loved it but the thing used twice as much fuel as my A3 30TDi s-line.
Couple of days prior, i knew it woudl be an A5, but I didn't know if it would be TFSI or TDI. Was praying for TDI haha (and coupe)! Got he TDI, didn't get Coupe.
Mine was opposite 1.0TSI A3vs 2.0TDI A5 on the economy stakes. Was quite surprised the A5 could do almost 70mpg! My previous 2013 2.0TDI Seat Leon could at best do 58mpg or so like for like. TDIs have become more efficient in the last 10 years! 1 mpg for every year!
 

helicopter_red

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Fitted OEM wireless charger cubby! The wireless module didnt work with just power, so wireless charger module had its guts removed and a wireless charger purchased from Amazon placed inside as not willing to strip dash and modify wiring.
All really easy to do.
 

Klin 42

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Fitted OEM wireless charger cubby! The wireless module didnt work with just power, so wireless charger module had its guts removed and a wireless charger purchased from Amazon placed inside as not willing to strip dash and modify wiring.
All really easy to do.
Hi Can you give a link to the Amazon sourced wireless charger?
 

helicopter_red

Registered User
This is what I purchased just for the size so that it would fit inside the Audi wireless charging module.
it gets warm, charges slowly but ok, this plugs intro a 12 volt cigarette lighter that is by rear air vents with wire tucked out of site.
 

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helicopter_red

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I can’t find any pictures of the charger inside the Audi wireless charger. It all looks OEM I prefer it to without shame the original charger wasn’t easy to get to work
 

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