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Old 14th July 2015, 07:37 AM
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Default Comfort Seats backrest plastic insert

Yesterday I spotted the plastic insert in the centre top of the drivers backrest which has been loose for a while has decided to part company from the seat, I am now left with a series of holes in the seat back and plastic part I cannot re-attach because the plastic clips have broken off.

Looking on ETKA I see that this part is available separately for not much money, question is how easy is it to fit the replacement. I Wonder if it just pushes in and clips into position.

Part number in question is 4E0 881 849 EC3
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Old 14th July 2015, 07:23 PM
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There is a thread about this on another forum and its a nightmare to repair so the fix was to glue it back into place
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Old 15th July 2015, 08:21 AM
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Thought that would be the case, now to find a Glue that will bond leather to plastic.
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Evostik or araldite, depending if it needs to flex or not.
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Gorilla Glue should do it.

Or perhaps Gorilla Super Glue Gel.
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I knew there would be a thread. This has happened to mine. The backing part is still inside the seat in the correct place, so I put a bit of glue in there to help it stay there. I would like to pop the broken off plastic pins out by pushing them out and then attach the new part with pins intact (you get three parts, the plastic strip, felt pad and backing part. Has anyone bought the part and what was the price? They are 40 on ebay!

May I take the opportunity to say what a bizarre and somewhat unattractive upholstery design compared to other Audi seats and other prestige marques.
The kind off loose baggy look pinned in with a plastic hairpiece is not acceptable for seats that were such an expensive option.
Digressing, look how lovely the virgin matt leather that was hidden is compared to the worn glossy look.

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