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    Thread: TT/TTS/TTRS (MK2) Do-It-Yourself (DIY) thread

    1. 12-15-2010 05:21 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by iModTTS View Post
      TJ-
      I dont have pics, but here is the breakdown since I just yoinked mine out. The rear seat and parcel shelf components weigh 56 lbs btw!

      You need to pull the rear interior 1/4 panels to get to the lg. star torx bolts on either side of the rear seat back rest. It's not entirely easy, and then there is a 15mm socket needed to pull out the center brace which affixes under the rear seat for the seat belts. I don't have pics to share with you of the process since I pulled them out super quick before I dropped the car off for the next round of mods last week.

      Hope this helps man.
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      Thanks Jason! gives me some of a guide, i tried today, but im scared to break **** i have the bentley but cant find the damn dvd! posted over on the UK forum and some dude tried to say that the reat seats dont shed weight it would be great to find a DIY with some pics and shizz, ill keep on searching online and at home for the bentley, ill be sure to post up here if i find anything..

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      12-19-2010 03:59 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by TJ_MK2TT View Post
      Thanks Jason! gives me some of a guide, i tried today, but im scared to break **** i have the bentley but cant find the damn dvd! posted over on the UK forum and some dude tried to say that the reat seats dont shed weight it would be great to find a DIY with some pics and shizz, ill keep on searching online and at home for the bentley, ill be sure to post up here if i find anything..
      TJ, I'm hyped to hear that you are looking into doing some ICE modding too. The biggest PITA in the removal of the rear seats is the star-torx that has to slid under the rear passenger 1/4 panel to reach the bolt that free's up the rear seat. There is nothing really to break if you take your time. I pulled all of mine out in under 20 mins solo style. As for whomever claims that you don't recoup lost weight when pulling out the all metal framed rear seat..... well thats just asinine.

    3. 02-01-2011 10:47 AM #38
      I love this thread

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      02-02-2011 11:09 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by J. Dub View Post
      I love this thread
      Me.... not so much. I was hopeful that more people would share what they've been up to. Maybe people just "google" the mods and don't have to figure it all out themselves anymore? Either way I hope others revive this thread.

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      02-02-2011 11:14 AM #40
      i usually forget to take pictures of the DIY and end up not writing up a DIY bc i dont have pictures LOL

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      04-02-2011 04:56 PM #41
      i search the web before tackling mine and mount nothing on the MKII..

      this is to detail taking the vent out and install the pod ring.. i do not currently have a boost gauge to do a full gauge write up but will add to this once i do so..

      first is to get a decent screw driver to pry out the vent.. just stick the screw driver between the vent and dash and wedge slightly til you can get a finger grip on it and use your hand to pull the rest out..


      2nd step is to stick a think screw driver between the metal trim and plastic for the vent and give it a slight twist i tried 2 diffrent spots and it popped off.. just repeat going round the trim till it is completly off..



      the end result will look like this..



      next step is to remove the plastic trim piece that opens and closes the vent from the metal trim ring.. look on the inside and you will see 3 tabs.. you can use you flat screw driver and pop them loose then seperate..


      you will end up with 2 pieces like this..


      next line up the 3 tabs from the OSIR pod it will only go on 1 way as the tabs are not evenly spaced.. so if you put it on you will have to spin it until the tabs line up then click it in place..



      final result with out gauge installed is this..


      i hope this helps i few people out.. im far from a teacher.. and not use to doing step by step write ups..
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      04-17-2011 05:04 PM #42
      DIY: HID kit installation in Audi TT mk2

      Im attaching a video from youtube of HID kit Installation on a New Audi TT mk2

      You don´t need to drill your headlight cover.

      Nobody could tell the difference between the halogen vs the OEM HID headlights (no cables or ballasts outside the headlight)


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      05-08-2011 06:04 PM #43
      so for all the 3.2L owners, this upcoming weekend ill be changing out my sparks, so stay tuned for a diy... for future reference NGK Laser Iridium Spark Plugs are on order, reference to part IZKR7B.

      oh since i never updated my stereo thread, im adding a amp soon so ill toss up an aftermarket headunit wiring DIY too

    9. 05-09-2011 01:28 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by onequickg60 View Post
      i search the web before tackling mine and mount nothing on the MKII..

      this is to detail taking the vent out and install the pod ring.. i do not currently have a boost gauge to do a full gauge write up but will add to this once i do so..

      first is to get a decent screw driver to pry out the vent.. just stick the screw driver between the vent and dash and wedge slightly til you can get a finger grip on it and use your hand to pull the rest out..


      2nd step is to stick a think screw driver between the metal trim and plastic for the vent and give it a slight twist i tried 2 diffrent spots and it popped off.. just repeat going round the trim till it is completly off..



      the end result will look like this..



      next step is to remove the plastic trim piece that opens and closes the vent from the metal trim ring.. look on the inside and you will see 3 tabs.. you can use you flat screw driver and pop them loose then seperate..


      you will end up with 2 pieces like this..


      next line up the 3 tabs from the OSIR pod it will only go on 1 way as the tabs are not evenly spaced.. so if you put it on you will have to spin it until the tabs line up then click it in place..



      final result with out gauge installed is this..


      i hope this helps i few people out.. im far from a teacher.. and not use to doing step by step write ups..
      Nice info. and this is how the work looks when is finshed with OSIR pods for example my AEM boost controller and wideband gauge.




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      05-14-2011 11:29 AM #45
      Can anyone post a DYI on changing out the front and rear brake pads on a stock TTS? Or point out one that exists somewhere else?
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      05-22-2011 02:57 PM #46


      Uh oh


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      06-11-2011 10:10 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by lcrcr View Post
      Can anyone post a DYI on changing out the front and rear brake pads on a stock TTS? Or point out one that exists somewhere else?
      There is a DIY somewhere for Golf/GTI that is the same.
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      06-11-2011 05:13 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by DrDomm View Post
      There is a DIY somewhere for Golf/GTI that is the same.
      Indeed: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3942932

      Previous:
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      07-26-2011 12:02 PM #49
      I buy this ipod interface from ECS Tunning. The installation instruction are very confuse. Does any one now how to install. Maybe a video or more datailled. Thanks!!!
      I own a 2008 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro.

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      08-04-2011 11:39 AM #50
      Seeming that I like the amber mod that Jason and his vinyl came up with, I'm going to take it one step further this weekend and going to attempt to remove the actual reflector and spray can them matte black. One of the B8 owners just did his - ended up giving me the confidence to do the TT ones. I'm going was going to buy euro headlights in the UK but I figure I might attempt this mod, and if all goes well I'll save myself atleast $1200.

      Heatgun, flathead screwdriver, matte black spray can, torx set, masking tape and some backup silicone here I come!


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      08-05-2011 01:02 AM #51
      Take lots of pics and post please!
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      12-01-2011 10:22 PM #52
      havent tackled the headlights yet - on the TO-DO list but started a little interior mod. always felt the s-tronic/dsg was so out of place in comparison to the rest of the interior with the atrocious shifter.

      so a few pics of what ive done tonight so far (note to self, turn off the flash ):








      looked somewhat like this:



      yes, i know its not a manual and its the world's biggest dead pedal, but atleast the interior looks tons better, to me atleast

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      12-03-2011 09:31 AM #53
      all done and completed


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      03-06-2012 07:27 PM #54
      fog delete anyone?


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      04-18-2012 09:33 PM #56
      Oil Filter - You need just one



      I rolled the car up on a stepped ramp and setup the Griots Garage oil extractor.


      Remove the underbody plastic panel by removing the T25, T30 and T40 screws. Note the location of the drain plug at the back of the oil pan and the oil filter housing (black with a 6mm allen bolt) in the front.


      I can usually extract 5 quarts from the dipstick tube using the extractor. I like this approach as it does not fill up the pan under the car. You can also just do all the draining from under the car.


      19mm socket for the oil pan drain bolt for the oil. Then the 6mm allen key for draining the oil filter housing - this bolt is then screwed back in. Lastly, the 36mm oil filter socket (or a 36mm axle socket will work) to unbolt the oil filter housing and switch the filter and screw it back in. Just snog and not nuts as that is a plastic housing. New O-ring comes with the filter.


      Put everything back together under the car and fill the engine with fresh oil - I like Castrol Syntec/Edge 5w40 (VW 502 00 rated).

      Roll the car onto level ground and start it up. Let it idle for a couple of minutes and then shut off. Wait for 2-4 minutes and check level - top off if needed.
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    22. 07-30-2012 11:37 PM #57
      who wants to post up a diy for chaning springs. i have a 2010 tts (with mag ride) and have purchased H&R lowering springs. any tips, info, or links would be handy dandy

      thanks

    23. 09-12-2012 03:59 PM #58
      Does anybody have any info on screw locations to remove front bumper cover? I got a new grill and I want to put it on, but I'm not sure where all of the screws are and I think there are 2 behind the fender well?
      TIA

    24. 09-12-2012 04:07 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Fade To Black View Post
      Does anybody have any info on screw locations to remove front bumper cover? I got a new grill and I want to put it on, but I'm not sure where all of the screws are and I think there are 2 behind the fender well?
      TIA
      This is from my RS, should be similar for the rest tho.

      http://forums.quattroworld.com/tt2/msgs/16241.phtml

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      10-29-2012 05:02 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by TheSandeman View Post
      all done and completed

      Nice. How do u change gear without the button
      TTS JDM YO

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      02-27-2013 07:00 PM #61
      anyone have a DIY on how to change the shift knob on a manual tt? are there short shift kits for the 3.2 manual tt? if so are there any DIY on that as well?

      thanks

    27. 02-27-2013 07:57 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by xBassi View Post
      anyone have a DIY on how to change the shift knob on a manual tt? are there short shift kits for the 3.2 manual tt? if so are there any DIY on that as well?

      thanks
      I've got some instructions for removing the center console trim to get access to the shift knob.

      http://forums.quattroworld.com/tt2/msgs/21856.phtml

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      Schrick 268 Cams Install on a 3.2 TT

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      08-16-2013 02:50 PM #64
      Now, if you get a fix-it-ticket for no-front-plate, the right thing to do is permanently affix the missing plate to your car. This way redlight cameras and or speed cameras can accurately identify you and issue you a citation. We all want to make sure that happens so we can operate within the confines of the laws which were created for our safety and the safety of our fellow motorists.

      Some people who have european plates, or no plates and therefore no extra holes in the front plate filler piece. The other option, if you operate on a slightly mischievous level is to "front it" like so:


      1. buy a pack of double sided emblem tape

      2. tape the license plate in the frame,

      3. buy two 1/2" flathead sheet metal screws and pop them through the top two holes

      4. on the backside of the plate stick on two pieces of emblem tape with pilot holes punched into them to grab the threads on the plate and give the appearance of being bolted-up to the grille of the car

      5. next strategically place larger pieces of the double-sided emblem tape to the back of your license plate and stick it on moments before getting your ticket signed off at the local friendly police department.

      6. tear that f'n thing off within 60 seconds of pulling out of the PD parking lot. Home free, now enjoy your clean screw hole free front-end.

      Of course I personally would never do this, because I have a healthy respect for the law and understand that they are just doing their job. I would never devise such a devious and unlawful work-around such as this, and you should not either.




      Modified by iModTTS at 9:00 AM 7/24/2009[/QUOTE]

      This works great BTW, I have "seen" it done


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      09-28-2014 01:03 AM #65
      Front inner cv boot replacement for 2008 r32, should be same/similar on 3.2 TT or any cv type inner driveshaft joint: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ont-driveshaft

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