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Old 04-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Halfway done with the dash swap... phew!

In the middle of swapping the dash on my S8 for the lather appointment one. Go the old one out so far (along with the console, mmi, all front airbags, steering wheel, B&O speakers etc etc). Tons of work that's really simple (bolts etc), just the whole thing is a bit convoluted on how it all goes in.

Gonna be worth it though! I'm felting and silicone taping everything that I'm putting back together.

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Old 04-19-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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With bad pics:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tlga93mapl...2010.48.30.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rr4qjapdex...2010.48.37.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i70rknmwmh...2010.48.21.jpg
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Holy crap that looks like a lot of work.
Can't wait to see the results.
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That is a tremendous amout of work....
"Excuse me dear, I'll be out in the garage, see you next week."
Good luck and do post the final product.
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"Excuse me dear, I'll be out in the garage, see you next week."
You quoted my words somehow. No hijacking! So check here.
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Default I rather research and get the car with options that I wanted

than to retrofit something like this. I'm sure some people just love to retrofit and work on cars...

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Yes, I heard of some retrofitting rear view cameras.
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I still like working on cars including some pretty big jobs. Including the dreaded A8 timing belt. That said, the dashboard R&R for a change in material & appearance is not something I plan to ever do. "Replace Vehicle" would be my way to address that situation.

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still not completely done, though almost there. In retrospect probably not worth it, given the amount of time it takes. On the upshot someone messed with mine before this and it was put together haphazardly, so redoign it should quiet down evertything.
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still not completely done, though almost there. In retrospect probably not worth it, given the amount of time it takes. On the upshot someone messed with mine before this and it was put together haphazardly, so redoign it should quiet down evertything.
you are TOUGH ! As you can see by my signature, I am no stranger to going to great lengths when it comes to retrofitting. And I REALLY wanted a leather dash, and have seen them for sale on German eBay, but even I could not bring myself to undertake what looked like a staggering amount of work.

In the old V8 model the dash cover was held on with about 5 screws hidden in the dash vents, which seems like a better way to engineer a dash.

The good news is that the pain of the R&R will recede in the distance but the enjoyment of your dash will be ongoing.
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