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Old 20th February 2018, 04:30 PM
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I'm lucky because it has never been used as an ashtray, just somewhere for SWMBO to keep her phone charger and leads.
Somebody mentioned a few days back how on nearly every bump in the road their ashtray would open. This made me realise that mine had developed the same problem over the last few weeks.
Whilst doing something else I had to take the ashtray out and inside the holder I found this.
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I think that it should be a complete circle. That is a full gear wheel.
I believe that it should sit on the white spigot and engage in the larger semi gear of the ashtray front cover.
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Could someone look in theirs for me and see if I am correct?
Next question, does anyone have a spare?
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Old 20th February 2018, 06:07 PM
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You are indeed correct Ray. I just checked mine, and yes it should be a complete circle, and does sit on the white spigot.

I was also the one who mentioned about opening going over bumps. When I removed the ashtray to have a look, I did notice that the metal flap on the ashtray itself has a pretty powerful spring on it. Just wondering if I didn't seat it properly and that was causing the cover to open. I've reseated it as firmly as I can, so time will tell.
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Old 20th February 2018, 06:50 PM
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Thanks Sean.
Nice to know that I've managed to solve another problem.
All I need now is a small gear. I note that the front trim can be changed easily so at worst case I'll have to hit the kid's money box and buy a complete from Prestige (Our sponsors).
One problem I have is the cup holder lid does not freely come all the up when I open it. I think I may have caught something as I replaced the BIG trim piece. I'll pull it back out and check.
Oh, I am rich, found a fifty pence piece in there. AND my MPG will probably be better for all the sticky fluff I pulled out of it.
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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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Old 20th February 2018, 06:58 PM
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Oh, I am rich, found a fifty pence piece in there. AND my MPG will probably be better for all the sticky fluff I pulled out of it.
Lucky duck. All I found was the sticky fluff.
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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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