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Old 3rd August 2015, 07:56 AM
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Default Cupholder & Ashtray lid Gears

Hello all,

I have been doing some research into this common issue. Basically the lids for the cupholder and ashtray use a small plastic gear attached to a damper to make the lids open smoothly. These break.

I have tried every gear in the car to see if they are the same, the little coat hooks, the 12v socket in the boot, and several ones from another car I own with soft open lids, and the Audi lids are different.

Has anyone tried this mob though?

http://vanos-bmw.com/audi-a8-4e-gear...der-repair-kit

I wouldn't mind giving them a go. Audi have no part number for the little gear.

Mike
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Old 3rd August 2015, 09:51 AM
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Have read something here...
http://www.motor-talk.de/forum/asche...-t4866652.html
You need to use google translate unless you understand german, but I need to do this with my ashtray.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Mkn1iifl8

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Old 3rd August 2015, 08:44 PM
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I have the same problem so have just ordered the replacement gear. For £13.17, it's worth it. I'll let you know when it arrives and how easy it is to fit it.
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Old 3rd August 2015, 10:48 PM
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I have the same problem so have just ordered the replacement gear. For £13.17, it's worth it. I'll let you know when it arrives and how easy it is to fit it.
Thanks,

I know how easy it is to fit, I have pulled it apart and made my own plastic gears for it a couple of times. They don't seem to last. The job is simple just as long as the gear is good.

The sale site doesn't seem to be very active, but if yours goes well I will buy 4 gears (two cars worth)

Mike
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Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 12th August 2015, 02:04 AM
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Any update to this before I order them Dave?

I also have found a company that makes the gear wheels in plastic. But I haven't got a direct measurement as both my gears are broken.

If so, 250 of these plastic gears is 80 pounds.

Mike
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Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 13th August 2015, 10:48 AM
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Still waiting for it to arrive.
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Old 9th October 2015, 09:21 AM
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Any update on this? Bought my very own W12 on Wednesday and the cup holder, and two in the rear extended centre console are broken.

What's the best way to take them out to get a good look at them?
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Old 25th November 2020, 07:26 AM
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For an end to this, Iíve just had a whole bunch of these gears that fit the cup holder and ashtray 3D printed.

They work very well. I am happy to assist in getting some to owners who have had the soft open function of the cup holder and ashtray fail.

Mike.
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Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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