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Old 05-07-2019, 02:48 AM
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I’m in search to either fix (which my mechanic didn’t think possible) or replacing my drivers side door trim panel pocket. I found this:
https://www.audiatlantaparts.com/p/A...CABEgKTi_D_BwE

And how does that differ from this:

https://www.audioempartsdirect.com/p...68979AC66.html

Significant difference in price.

...and did an e-bay search as well - for a 2009 S8/D3 with grey interior - but was wondering if anyone had any other ideas? I’m assuming it’s a rather easy swap?

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What is wrong with it?
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Originally Posted by chokboywonda View Post
What is wrong with it?
It doesn’t stay “seated” properly when closed. It kinda (the back) “pops/juts” out when closed. My 2004 A8L had a similar problem (which actually got worse over time; I used some Velcro back then which did help. A little). I could easily live with it the way it is but I’d prefer to 1) get it fixed; which my guy said isn’t likely or 2) buy a new piece.
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That must be a simplefix t
take the door card off and then follow these instructions to see what is jamming it before you spend out on replacement


Removing and installing hinged pocket t Removing – Remove the door trim → Chapter. – Remove the insulation → Chapter and → Chapter. – Remove the hinged pocket with mount → Chapter. – Use pliers to pull out the pins -1- (2x). – Use a screwdriver to prise out the pins -4- (2x). – Detach the hinged pocket -2- from the mount -3-. t Installing – Install the hinged pocket -2- in the reverse order of removal
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Originally Posted by chokboywonda View Post
That must be a simplefix t
take the door card off and then follow these instructions to see what is jamming it before you spend out on replacement


Removing and installing hinged pocket t Removing – Remove the door trim → Chapter. – Remove the insulation → Chapter and → Chapter. – Remove the hinged pocket with mount → Chapter. – Use pliers to pull out the pins -1- (2x). – Use a screwdriver to prise out the pins -4- (2x). – Detach the hinged pocket -2- from the mount -3-. t Installing – Install the hinged pocket -2- in the reverse order of removal
Hey, thank you! I might give that a try.
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Check youtube for door card removal if you haven't done it before. It's not hard just have to take the trims off correctly and remove a few screws but some are hidden. 10 minute job
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Check youtube for door card removal if you haven't done it before. It's not hard just have to take the trims off correctly and remove a few screws but some are hidden. 10 minute job
I appreciate the tip/hint. Perhaps you can send me the link?
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I did this 'fix' years ago and recall using a large paper clip to replace/hold the broken piece. Can't remember much beyond that, but removing the door panel is easy enough and once you see the issue, just get creative at this point and enjoy the money savings with a fresh 6 pack of beer. Enjoy.
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1) Thank you very much!
2) I like to think I am VERY handy and do plenty of DIY jobs but I’m not so sure I would want to undertake this task!
3) Just so I am clear, if I just wanted to remove the “panel pocket” to either see if it can be fixed or has to be replaced, would I have to go through much of the process shown in the video, or just a small portion of it?
4) Gotta love this forum!
5) Thanks again.
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