Interior trim swap tips? - AudiWorld Forums

Go Back   AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A6 / S6 / RS 6 > A6 (C7 Platform) Discussion
Log In 


A6 (C7 Platform) Discussion Discussion forum for the C7 Audi A6 produced from 2011

Interior trim swap tips?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
AudiWorld Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Default Interior trim swap tips?

Has anyone successfully swapped the interior trim without causing any damage to the trim or surrounding plastic? I am looking to swap my cheap looking gloss walnut trim to the fine grain ash, but can't seem to find any details on removing the dash trim or the center console trim safely. The door trim looks pretty simple if I can jam a tool in the tiny gaps the Audi engineers have left for us, but the dash looks trim looks airtight.
jayz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 48
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayz28 View Post
Has anyone successfully swapped the interior trim without causing any damage to the trim or surrounding plastic? I am looking to swap my cheap looking gloss walnut trim to the fine grain ash, but can't seem to find any details on removing the dash trim or the center console trim safely. The door trim looks pretty simple if I can jam a tool in the tiny gaps the Audi engineers have left for us, but the dash looks trim looks airtight.
I am planning to do this if I can get new trim parts. The front door trim is really easy. The rear trim has a weird tab that holds it in, which requires some extra jiggling. I broke the tab because I was pushing on it with a screwdriver. Anyway it didn't affect it fitting back on.

For the dash trim, there's some bolts to undo before you can pry it off. And the center console trim actually requires detaching the entire console. If you PM me I can send you some pics but I will be more help once I have actually done it
__________________
2012 A6 Prestige
Dakota Grey, Black Interior, Carbon Fiber trim
20" Hartmann wheels
ptpro3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 10:03 AM   #3
AudiWorld Super User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayz28 View Post
I am looking to swap my cheap looking gloss walnut trim to the fine grain ash.
I am happy that I have the rich lookig dark walnut trim instead of that cheap-o looking fine grain ash trim. A they say "one man's......."
irenesbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
Audiworld Basic Sponsor
 
ECS Tuning-Audi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,767
Default

I would highly suggest a trim removal kit. All the pieces are plastic which will not damage your interior. I've been using this for a while and it's a life saver.

Click HERE to order or for more information
Click the image to open in full size.

Jason
__________________
Have questions need answers now? Live Chat! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
sales@ecstuning.com |customerservice@ecstuning.com
Customer Service Hours: 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM EST
Reach our Sales Team from: 8:30 to Midnight EST 800.924.5172
Facebook | YouTube
OEM Audi Part Number Search with Pricing - Price shop us!
ECS Tuning-Audi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 12:12 PM   #5
Audiworld Junior Member
 
gogo_vs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by irenesbob View Post
I am happy that I have the rich lookig dark walnut trim instead of that cheap-o looking fine grain ash trim. A they say "one man's......."
I am actually complete opposite. To me, the fine ash grain looks a lot more better and rich than the shiny fake looking dark walnut. Well, to each his own.
__________________
2014 A6 Prestige 3.0T, Daytona gray, Black interior and headliner, Sport/Black optic package, LED, Cold weather package, Fine grain ash wood trim
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2007 Toyota Camry SE 2.4, Barcelona red, Black interior.
gogo_vs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 872
Default

The wifey likes the shiny ****...I like the the ash. My only complaint is that you don't see it at night with the black interior as much as you would the walnut.
__________________
2012 A6 Prestige, Brilliant Black
2005 3.2 A6, Oyster Grey Metallic
r1racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #7
AudiWorld Super User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gogo_vs View Post
I am actually complete opposite. To me, the fine ash grain looks a lot more better and rich than the shiny fake looking dark walnut. Well, to each his own.
I strongly believe to each his own. I only posted in reaction to the OP's rather opinionated statement: "I am looking to swap my cheap looking gloss walnut trim to the fine grain ash". I was trying to suggest to the OP your exact point. Any of the Audi trim finishes is fine by me - I can live with them all. I just wish the OP had said something like "I am not a fan of the dark walnut and am looking to replace it with the fine grain ash" - less insulting to others' tastes IMO.
irenesbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 05:38 PM   #8
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 663
Default

I like the Walnut better. Always have. Had Burl in multiple other cars too. Either both the Walnut and Ash look worlds better than the layered Oak. That looks cheap as hell.
Mike_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 12:28 AM   #9
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 241
Default

Not sure about the packages in the US, but here in Canada, S-line trim (I think you guys call it sport package ) comes with brushed aluminum trim ... Which when combined with black leather is orgasm worthy. Seriously, it looks so awesome
Attached Images
 
Superfly_A6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 02:55 AM   #10
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 197
Send a message via Skype™ to lmbatts
Default

The brushed aluminum dents very easily. I swapped my Brushed aluminum with carbon fiber and did it myself. I posted pictures and how it was done on a thread last year. What are u looking to change to? I wouldnt recommend the aluminum because of the dent issue.
__________________
2012 US Spec Prestige 3.0 T
Exterior upgrades - S6 Mirrors, S6 Grill Gitters, Painted Calipers w/carbon fiber cover and S badge, rear black S badge; S6 Diffuser and Quad Exhaust Tips; Drilled Rotors Front/Ceramic Brakes Front
Interior upgrades - Active Lane Assist; S6 pedals; chrome seat switches, Carbon Fiber Trim upgrade; Upgraded Subwoofer; GIAC Stage 2 ORDERED

VAG COM - Needle Sweep/ remote Windows/AUX Heat/Green Menu/S6 Splash Screen/Gear Selection View/ Video in Motion

Previous
2008 Audi Q7 Prestige SLine 4.2
2006 Audi A6 Premium Sline 4.2
2006 Audi A3 Premium
2002 Laguna Sega Blue M3
1999 Audi A6 2.8
lmbatts is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PARTING OUT 2002 A4 B6 1.8T Cmmartin23 Parts For Sale 26 08-23-2016 04:44 PM
Audi Other FS: 2007 Audi RS4 black/black CCW ilikeit Vehicles For Sale 2 01-09-2016 09:24 AM
FS: 2007 Audi RS4 black/black CCW ilikeit Pacific Northwest Discussion 1 11-20-2015 06:57 AM
Recently picked up a 2014 Q5 Dudealicious Q5/SQ5 Discussion 7 09-12-2015 03:51 PM
Recently picked up a 2014 SQ5 Dudealicious Q5/SQ5 Discussion 11 09-05-2015 08:58 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:50 PM.