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    Thread: A3 (8P) Do-It-Yourself (DIY) / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) READ 1st

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      06-23-2005 04:35 PM #1
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      Modified by limesparks at 10:43 AM 8/12/2005

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      07-09-2005 07:27 PM #2
      DIY
      INTERIOR
      Changing the Shift Knob (MT only) by jokr02
      DIY - Aluminum Pedals by Pretarion
      Replacing the card holder with a cup holder by RyanA3
      How to Remove Door Panels by xt0rted
      Ultimate Pedals Install by OOOO-A3
      seat removal by krazyboi
      steering wheel removal by terje_77

      DIY Footwell Lights Installed by Toilet Paper Liquid

      OEM Ash Tray Delete by Willie Gee


      ELECTRONICS
      DIY: iPhone-tastic - Dock w/ Light & better iPhone/iPod NAV connection option
      Satellite Tuner install w/ BOSE non-navigation system
      Nice Aftermarket Stereo install by RyanA3
      Hardwire a radar detector by RyanA3
      Installing AWE Boost Gauge by WhyteIncognito
      Replacing the yellow 'PASS AIRBAG OFF' LEDs with red ones by MisterJJ
      Setting up SD cards for optimized use in the RNS-E NAV+ by Grisnjam, OOOO-A3 and others
      iPod Integration with the Dension ice>Linklus by OOOO-A3 and an alternate install by Akrion
      Stealth Valentine One (V1) Concealed Display Hardwire Install (BWW) by yam
      Bluetooth Phone Integration with Concert Head Unit (Mute & Audio) by OOOO-A3
      Adding Power to Center Armrest by yam
      Alternate Power to Center Armrest install by OOOO-A3
      Disconnecting subwoofer by MisterJJ
      Nav+ (RNS-E) and Bluetooth Retrofit: single-DIN to double-DIN conversion by WhyteA3
      Turning the ashtray into an iPod cradle by A32Have
      Auto dimming interior mirror w/compass by ZFXR
      DIY '07 Homelink install write up complete
      Custom Trailer Hitch by OOOO-A3
      Trailer Lighting Wiring Instructions by OOOO-A3
      iPod Integration with the DICE interface by OOOO-A3
      Aftermarket sub in the OE spot by mack73
      Homemade home-link by terje_77

      Dead Temp Guage

      EXTERIOR
      DIY - Installing Jack Pads by SwiftA4
      Debadging by brando103
      Trim License Plate Backing Mount by MisterJJ
      DIY Black Rings (rear) by Ultimatetaba
      Grill Removal w/out Removing Bumper by irishpride
      Front Bumper Removal by kwanja_a3
      wiper arm/ ecu removal by OOOO-A3
      brushed aluminum grill by mack73
      S3 front end swap br kwanja a3
      rear bumper removal by 0000-A3
      EXTERIOR LIGHTING
      A3 LED DRL's...to keep them from turning off when turning signal is on
      Bumper Marker Painting
      HID Bulb Installation
      Euro amber tail lights and Blind spot mirrors; DIY heated mirrors by RyanA3 & additional euro tail DIY by 27spots
      Wiring the City Lights in the Bi-Xenon Headlamps by OOOO-A3
      European Taillights with Amber Turn Signals by OOOO-A3
      Clear Sidemarkers Install by OOOO-A3 another DIY With Pics via Willie Gee
      Rs6/TTs style LEDs by tiptronic
      25 second bumper lenses removal by krazy boi
      Bumper grill LEDs by tiptronic
      LED Tail Recoding by TPSOLID
      Bixenon Wiring and Coding by melstrom
      UNDER THE HOOD
      Crankcase Breather Supplemental Checkvalve by OOOO-A3
      Home made DSG tool
      Suspension
      Rear Sway Bar Install by BalloFruit

      VAG-COM required:
      Replace lighting switch to enable rear fogs by Dan@HillsideImports
      Updated Rear Fog Switch install and enable by OOOO-A3
      Steering Adjustment
      Adding Trip Computer Functions to the instrument cluster in Non-Convenience Sport A3s by AHA3
      Adjusting the HID Xenon lights when installing lowering springs
      A3 CAN System Long Coding Worksheet & Instructions by OOOO-A3
      Additional VAG-COM coding reference by OOOO-A3
      Footwell lights installation by A4MouseJunior
      Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) install by OOOO-A3

      Modified by irishpride at 2:55 PM 11-24-2008

      Modified by irishpride at 2:56 PM 11-24-2008

      Modified by irishpride at 12:35 AM 12-16-2008

      Modified by irishpride at 6:21 PM 1-14-2009

      Modified by irishpride at 6:25 PM 1-14-2009

      Modified by irishpride at 7:10 PM 2-27-2009

      Modified by StormChaser at 9:21 PM 12/13/2009


      Modified by StormChaser at 9:23 PM 12/13/2009
      Last edited by drew138; 01-06-2013 at 08:34 PM.

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      11-24-2008 02:52 PM #3
      Frequently Asked Questions***Read before you ask
      Tire fitment questions,etc..
      Air conditioning issues
      3.2L modding
      Battery Info



      Modified by irishpride at 5:30 PM 11-25-2008
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    4. 01-27-2012 02:36 PM #4
      Originally posted by KB: http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...s#post65074086

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      Soo, I know there's lots of ppl who need visual guidance and I've already made a few screen captures...just going to list them here.
      ***NOTE: If someone has an issue, please notify me and I can delete this whole section w/ the click of a button. ***
      You can request stuff if you like, but I can't guarantee I'll get to them immediately. I'll take donations towards my project if you like too [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Body
      3.2 undershot: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/9cd7f3c2.jpg

      A-pillar removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/d9d3c2d3.jpg

      Air bag control module: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/c6a134ee.jpg

      Bluetooth antenna: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/ef222ae7.jpg

      Cabin Filter location under passenger footwell: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/IMG_1045.jpg & http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/IMG_1046.jpg

      Center brake lamp: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/d048f9c9.jpg

      Driver door lock cylinder: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/69861de8.jpg

      Firewall hole for 3.2: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/e7810cf6.jpg & http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/9d06df05.jpg & http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/867835bd.jpg

      Front door entry lamp: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/27bc7a30.jpg

      Front door trim: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...98/tests/1.jpg

      Front hood cable: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/d076cd6a.jpg

      Front hood info: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/c238bf1e.jpg

      Front seat disconnect: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/d6690c49.jpg

      Front seat back removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/seatback.jpg

      Front tweeter: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/d5c9624d.jpg

      Front window frame: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/4ae780d7.jpg

      Glovebox removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/0200081a.jpg

      Parking brake trim: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/80bd39d2.jpg

      Phone cradle/holder removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/dd110119.jpg

      Rear seat bench removal: http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...t=f978015a.mp4

      Rear wiper removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/d4165552.jpg

      Roof antenna info: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/7fd45b98.jpg

      Roof molding removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/6edbbfc7.jpg

      Sun visor removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/883bbd31.jpg

      Sunroof motor: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/64cacc67.jpg

      Tail light info: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/bcf1142a.jpg

      Trailing arm with mounting bracket (fwd): http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/66de4f5e.jpg

      Upper rear lid trim: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/0f9c59c2.jpg

      Window deflector: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/ac7c0bc1.jpg

      Window frame & Regulator: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...8/tests/1a.jpg

      Window regulator & Window: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...98/tests/3.jpg

      Window regulator Motor: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...98/tests/2.jpg

      Windshield wiper motor location: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/cf7c8c7f.jpg

      Windshield wiper motor removal: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j12/krazyboi98/tests/662430f9.jpg


      Lights
      Side blinker removal: http://s76.photobucket.com/alb...6.mp4
      Brake lamp (upper): http://s76.photobucket.com/alb...9.jpg
      Rear bulbs: http://s76.photobucket.com/alb...a.jpg
      Side marker removal: http://s76.photobucket.com/alb...1.mp4


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