Quote, originally posted by brungold » ^ i want to make love to your garage button, and always have!
Ok. But I hope you don't mind sloppy seconds
wow... this is pretty cool. but are people really spending > $50 just for a switch? there must be a cheaper way?
2008 Corvette C6
2007 VW EOS 2.0T, APR stage 2
2006 Audi A3 2.0T DSG, sport, winter, APR stage 2
1989 BMW 325i 5spd, M50 motorswap, stripped for track duty
I bought the switch for the my 2010 A3 from CarStyle4you and it did not fit. After sending pictures of my switch setup to CarStyle4you I got an email back stating
"I have bad news for you
It’s not possible to fit the pushbutton in the new model 2010! Only the covers are possible!!"
CarStyle4you would not send a call tag to ship the switch back. I did not want to be out the money to ship the switch back just to have CarStyle4you decided not to refund my money. The email conversation we exchanged gave me the impression that this company may be a little flaky. To their credit it appears that CarStyle4you has now removed the option to buy this switch for this year of A3.
It is possible with some customization to make the switch fit but it will require some cutting and a bracket being fabricated. So if you have a 2010+ this mod will be tricky.
If anyone is interested in buying the switch off me let me know. It might fit a 2009 without any cutting or a newer A3 with some work. Here are the pic that I took so everyone can see what I am talking about.
oh i see what you mean, square peg in a round hole.. not good my friend..
what position and side is that button for?
i would buy it PM ME! ..
is the bracket that holds the buttons in place plastic or metal? looks plastic in the photo.. if so a lil dremel and might be good to go.
while you had it out, did you at-least check if there was a power hook up for it on the harness?
did you check the other spaces to see if they were all the same? thats a middle space it looks like, might be different.
Last edited by BoraPimpin; 12-22-2010 at 10:06 PM.
The housing is plastic. It would be pretty simple to use a drimal and cut out the plastic. The problem would be to line up the switch and secure it so that it is at the same level as all the rest and make sure the gap around the switch is even. It will be a little work and probably a little frustrating. The other switch locations on the right side will require the same treatment. the front of each switch is a different shape so you need to get the correct one for each location. DONT try to pry out the switches individually from the front. The whole switch assembly unclips from the dash as you can kinda see from the pic. If you look close you can also see the pry marks I left on the blanks when I tried going in from the front
what about the harness? is there still a extra plug in for it to at-least get it some power to it?
Yea it would be dremel and prolly some epoxy or something to get it to stay could also cut it a lil to small then squeeze it in.. again, ill tell ya what it would be permeant.. so o well to the next owner would have a button that they have no clue about.. hah. o well.. its definitely going to need a bit of time to work on it.. i guess for the newer face lifted cars..
i wonder could you just buy another hazard or ESP switch, then swap face covers, and tap the same wires for garage remote. then no mod would be needed. other then the face change. and its still a push button.. either the ESP or maybe another hazard?
anyone know a pushbutton that would go there?> ESP, Hazard , anything else? gonna a have to call dealer tomorrow.. this might be a good plan for the 2009+ cars.
the Tire set might be the perfect candidate for this..
anyone wanna chime in if this would work?
thank Jubal for pics..
OK here is the updated new switch panels.. as you can see there using some kinda BUS set up.. so the switch would have to go on the other side of the hazard...
Boy.. im out of ideas!...
Last edited by BoraPimpin; 12-23-2010 at 02:53 AM.
I'm reviving this old thread because Iv'e finally moved into a place where I can see myself for a while so am going to attempt this mod.
My problem is that I have an MY10 car with the ne, 1 piece switches.
To the right of the hazard where you have a bank of three blanks, is it possible to remove all 3 blanks and install 3 new switches?
Has anyone done this on an updated button set-up?
Super old post but age old problem. Has anyone added a button/switch for a garage door opener on a face lifted A3?
In the pics, the garage door cover looks to be a different color/texture black plastic. Are the blank covers removable from the dummy switch too? I'd just as soon have a blank switch and know it's the opener.