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Old 16th February 2018, 08:29 PM
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Congratulations on the S8 Sean, it's a beauty

Might I ask if you or Conquistador encountered any problems while removing the D3 centre console. I found the YouTube video I assume you're talking about and removed the ashtray holder, and the two screws behind it. That's where I stalled, the surround wouldn't budge, did you have to apply some force?

I only want to remove it to retrieve some coins that have slipped behind the cup holder lid and prevent it from opening fully. They can't be removed with it in situ without risk of scratching the alu or carbon finish.
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Old 16th February 2018, 09:44 PM
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Congratulations on the S8 Sean, it's a beauty

Might I ask if you or Conquistador encountered any problems while removing the D3 centre console.
Cheers. It's certainly attracting attention from family and DPD couriers.

With regards the centre console, I thought mine was stuck as well, compared to how easy the video shows it.

What I did was pry it out not from the very top, but from the sides where the ashtray used to be. I'm not sure if there's a clip or not behind it, but I applied a little bit of pressure from the inside of the console, just below the trim to be removed, whilst pulling gently upwards. That seemed to free it up. I then repeated the process on the other side, and that freed up the top of the trim. As mentioned in the video, just be careful as you pull it up past the dash.

I did manage to get out for a short run yesterday and discovered that I hadn't fitted the ashtray properly, as the cover would pop open when going over a bit of rough road. Something for me to check over the weekend.
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Old 16th February 2018, 10:49 PM
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[quote=steamship;137924]Cheers. It's certainly attracting attention from family and DPD couriers.

...this is what happens when life gets busy and you disappear off a forum for a while!

Next time you're down in Belfast give me a shout, would like to see the new car Sean
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Old 17th February 2018, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for the reply Sean, sounds like I just need to apply a bit more pressure when attempting to remove it. The right side did seem to be moving whereas the left side was stuck firm, I'll have a look and see how it's held in position later

I should have known the video was misleading, it simply couldn't be as easy as that

Thanks again
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Jobs done so far - Inlet manifold overhauled , new ATE discs and pads all round, new front grille, new foglight units and foglight grilles, new Longlife tailpipes fitted and centre silencers removed, wheels refurbished, detailed twice and several coats of wax applied

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Old 17th February 2018, 08:47 AM
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Remember in these videos the bloke doing it has had a dry run before videoing it. You have years of dried polish, spilt coffee and fizzy drinks in the cracks, plus the retaining clips.
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Old 17th February 2018, 11:59 AM
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Remember in these videos the bloke doing it has had a dry run before videoing it. You have years of dried polish, spilt coffee and fizzy drinks in the cracks, plus the retaining clips.
How dare you, Ray?

I'll have you know it's immaculate in there, the ashtray is unused and only a thin layer of dust in evidence. It's a credit to its previous owners, including IT and roberto

I've got more time today, I'm off out to take a closer look and have another go...
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Jobs done so far - Inlet manifold overhauled , new ATE discs and pads all round, new front grille, new foglight units and foglight grilles, new Longlife tailpipes fitted and centre silencers removed, wheels refurbished, detailed twice and several coats of wax applied

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Old 17th February 2018, 12:11 PM
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Next time you're down in Belfast give me a shout, would like to see the new car Sean
Certainly can, although it's not very often I'm up in that direction.

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Remember in these videos the bloke doing it has had a dry run before videoing it.
His trim also seemed very flimsy when pulling it out and pushing it back in again, considering he was doing it with one hand.
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Old 17th February 2018, 06:24 PM
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All sorted within an hour of my last post, great advice fellas

Undo the screws as shown and in the video, place thumbs on gear lever surround and ease trim up with index fingers, it'll pop out of the first pair of retention clips. Ease the trim past the dashboard and the leverage will pop it out of the second pair (just adjacent to the front edge of the cup holder) Watch for the pegs pulling out the clips as you ease up as they fall into the void below. I picked mine out with long nosed pliers. The cup holder fastens onto the centre console with another four torx (same size as the previous three) and undoing these allowed me to remove the coinage that had annoyed me for ages.

Spent a while brushing out dust and debris, small vacuum cleaner completed the job, reassembled in minutes with an additional 2.30 in my pocket

Thanks Sean, apologies for the thread hijack
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Jobs done so far - Inlet manifold overhauled , new ATE discs and pads all round, new front grille, new foglight units and foglight grilles, new Longlife tailpipes fitted and centre silencers removed, wheels refurbished, detailed twice and several coats of wax applied

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Old 17th February 2018, 10:01 PM
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Spent a while brushing out dust and debris, small vacuum cleaner completed the job, reassembled in minutes with an additional 2.30 in my pocket
Can't complain about that! Cleaned part of the car, reduced it's weight a little by removing excess ballast and got paid for doing it as well.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:L--- Suzuka Grey, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 18th February 2018, 08:41 AM
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SWMBO has called a postponement on my modification.
She says I have to stay indoors because I have a cold.
Can't be all bad, she just might collymoddle me for a bit.
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Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



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