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    Thread: Ashtray/coin thingy removal (can't find the how-to)

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      02-20-2012 02:16 PM #1
      I've been searching (as best as I could while at work) for a quick write-up or how-to remove the coin tray in front of the shifter under the AC controls. Can anyone please point me in the right direction as I need to get this thing removed to mount my Autopilot controller?

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      02-20-2012 03:04 PM #2
      Pull up shift boot
      pull up shift surround
      unbolt front two ashtray bolts
      unbolt triangle handles and spread them apart
      ashtray should pull right out

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      02-20-2012 03:38 PM #3
      There used to be a DIY for the ashtray delete- funny it never made it into the DIY thread.
      It was a LONG time ago, and I did it- and you don't have to remove/loosen the 'triangle handle' doofers in order to remove it. At least I don't remember doing that...
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      02-20-2012 03:55 PM #4
      I've been meaning to get the ashtray delete, but only seem to find it on OEMplus and it's always on back order. Any other place to get this piece?
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      02-20-2012 04:14 PM #5
      ECS but they're back ordered too.

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      02-20-2012 04:35 PM #6
      Loosening the triangle things made it easier for me to get the ashtray delete in, but Skotti is correct, you don't really neeeeed to.

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      02-20-2012 05:02 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by rawaudi View Post
      Pull up shift boot
      pull up shift surround
      unbolt front two ashtray bolts
      unbolt triangle handles and spread them apart
      ashtray should pull right out
      My TDi's an auto. Does that make it any more difficult? I apologize for the questions guys. I don't want to crap up my interior. LOL!

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      02-20-2012 05:27 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by AllThingsGhetto View Post
      My TDi's an auto. Does that make it any more difficult? I apologize for the questions guys. I don't want to crap up my interior. LOL!
      Will be the same

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      02-20-2012 10:32 PM #9
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      02-21-2012 10:16 AM #10
      ^^ Good Find!

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      02-21-2012 11:31 AM #11
      Don't remove the traingle thingys, they are a pain to get realigned and bolted back in place.

      Just loosen the bolts so you can spread them a bit.

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      02-21-2012 01:52 PM #12
      For some reason, my little tray doesn't seem to be easy to remove. Same goes for the shift boot, etc. Perhaps I should do this in the daylight.

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      02-21-2012 02:30 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by AllThingsGhetto View Post
      For some reason, my little tray doesn't seem to be easy to remove. Same goes for the shift boot, etc. Perhaps I should do this in the daylight.
      The shifter surround trim is in there pretty good. You gotta pull like a muh fuh. Hook your thumbs underneath the front part and pull up. It will come out

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      02-21-2012 03:43 PM #14
      My frickin' thumbs are too big. Lol! I will try later after work.

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      02-22-2012 03:53 PM #15
      If anyone finds a place to get the Delete that isn't backordered a month please post

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      02-22-2012 03:58 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by beckermanex View Post
      If anyone finds a place to get the Delete that isn't backordered a month please post
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      02-22-2012 11:53 PM #17
      Seeing no one has pointed it out, AllThingsGetto's car, is a 2010, it does not have an ashtray. Just storage/coin tray contraption.

      Maybe it does not pop out like the 2006-2008's?

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      02-23-2012 01:48 AM #18
      I was afraid of that. ^^^

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      02-23-2012 02:41 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
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      02-23-2012 02:51 PM #20
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      02-23-2012 05:21 PM #21
      I have no idea (or I'm too afraid) on how to pull the shift boot/panel up. I don't want to break sh*t.

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      02-23-2012 06:49 PM #22
      you need to wedge something thin like a trim tool under the corners and pop them up out of the clips.

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      02-23-2012 07:31 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by AllThingsGhetto View Post
      I have no idea (or I'm too afraid) on how to pull the shift boot/panel up. I don't want to break sh*t.
      I just pull my shifter leather boot and t pops up :-P
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      02-23-2012 07:32 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by mkim View Post
      I just pull my shifter leather boot and t pops up :-P
      Either the boot trim comes off or the whole thing. Eithe way it works for me always
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      02-24-2012 12:57 PM #25
      Pulling the boot up worked as you could see from the picture I sent you last night bud. ^^^

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      02-24-2012 02:57 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by azoceanblue View Post
      Seeing no one has pointed it out, AllThingsGetto's car, is a 2010, it does not have an ashtray. Just storage/coin tray contraption.

      Maybe it does not pop out like the 2006-2008's?

      hehehehehehe. this thread is getting funnier everyday. ATG is a baller for sure but post some pics please. an ashtray in a 2010 no way

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      02-24-2012 05:17 PM #27
      Okay. Here is A pic of the so-called "ashtray" dilemma. I don't smoke so this takes its place:

      Thank you "mkim" for forking this over.

      Dat azz at work:

      Some asked about fitment. Here it is.

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      02-24-2012 07:27 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by AllThingsGhetto View Post
      Okay. Here is A pic of the so-called "ashtray" dilemma. I don't smoke so this takes its place:

      Thank you "mkim" for forking this over.

      Dat azz at work:

      Some asked about fitment. Here it is.
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