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Old 15th November 2020, 02:16 PM
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I think you can’t beat the FL headlights with cornering imho. They just look the “dogs dangles”
maybe..... but they seem quite spendy... i'll have a look
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Old 15th November 2020, 02:17 PM
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a fantastic quick break in the awful weather had this big yellow glowy thing make an appearance.....
Good time to tackle the awful steering wheel..... only a quick hit
I'll revisit and redye also when i have more time



what we started with, minging and felt awful
gearkbob was no better



quick rub and wipe with my normal go to cleaner



30 minutes later





much much better... smells better in there too
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Old 15th November 2020, 03:13 PM
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Deffo looks better! I was hoping to keep a routine with the interior myself but due to little ones at home I just about manage to wash the car! Once you give it a deep clean I guess you can just wipe down with diluted APC with a MF.
Re headlights, yes they are bit pricey and quite rare.
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Old 15th November 2020, 04:38 PM
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Question for the way more knowledgeable... my 2007 has 2G high with AMI.... as the S5 is just a fun toy and the A8 will be the daily and the family mobile.... can I swap the AMI system over???
The A8 appears to have the same 2G system.... I also have genuine software update disks to get it to 5570....

Just musing options
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Old 16th November 2020, 01:26 AM
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I think A8 is optical bus but S5 will be electrical
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Old 22nd November 2020, 12:06 PM
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I think A8 is optical bus but S5 will be electrical
what makes you say that? The S5 is CanBus
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Old 22nd November 2020, 12:14 PM
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With a little decent weather this weekend, i tried the S5 wheels, hated it....
I had a spare set of spacers, so stuck them on with the original wheels and gave them a thorough deep clean... they came up like new, not a kerbing in site.... i think i've decided i actually like them.... funny old world.



20mm on the rear, 15mm on the front, need to drop it a little more.....





i was curious what the scuttle area was like.... knowing that 99% of car owners don't tend to clean the inner workings of their car....

Prepare yourself... it was grim, proper grim....



Armed with TFR, a brush, a hose and a full Haz-Mat suit, i dived in



can now see the paintwork colour in there lol....
The whole engine bay was TFR'd and then a thorough splashing of 303 and a wipe later



All the plastics which go over the scuttle area were also cleaned and 303'd

I then Clayed the car, well a first hit..... **** me it's a big car...!!!!
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having a bit of a hunt for what can be tweaked OEM style i saw a thread where someone had swapped out a set of chrome switches from an S5 steering wheel.... well for once i had something in stock having had a spare wheel for my S5 from ages ago....



what we started with...



and the switches... but bugger... first issue... steering wheel was from a manual car, so no flappy paddles. hmmmmm....
So i took one switch to bits, there is a tiny torx bit on the reverse. With that undone the front unclips from the rear case. Could i just swap the fascia over?

nope, wouldn't clip in.... bugger... would i be lucky enough that i could swap the inner PCB boards from the chrome, to the none chrome.....

yup...!!! woohoo


I always have the engine running so i can rotate the wheel so the screws will be at 12 o'clock



Do not disconnect the airbag with the engine running, or the ignition on...!!!
to get the switches out you need to remove this trim piece, after you have removed the airbag (with ignition off).



all inner gubbings swapped over and built back up and airbag back in and all now nice and chromey....



chrome window switches needed from an A3 8P Sportback next....
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Question for the way more knowledgeable... my 2007 has 2G high with AMI.... as the S5 is just a fun toy and the A8 will be the daily and the family mobile.... can I swap the AMI system over???
The A8 appears to have the same 2G system.... I also have genuine software update disks to get it to 5570....

Just musing options
Don't think that's possible - the firmware is different for A4-A5, and A6-Q7-A8 - so suggests different architecture.

What has the S5 got, presume it's 3G with HDD etc?

5570 is the latest, as far as I'm aware.

It's possible to upgrade the A8 to 3G - there's a thread on here somewhere of it being done, but I'd imagine getting all the modules etc will quite a task!
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Both the A8 and S5 are 2007, both are 2G high. I updated the S5 to 5570, I’d imagine the A8 needs updating also but not looked
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