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SWelsch 04-17-2019 08:42 AM

Q8 Loaner
 
Took my 17 A8 in for the fuel rail safety recall. That gave me a Q8 loaner and due to a parts snafu I kept the Q over a weekend. Really enjoyed it. But, what's odd is I'm totally jonesing for the wireless charging pad in the center arm rest. Looking for a retro fit for the A8. Any thoughts?

laurent0613 04-17-2019 09:22 AM

This is serious?

Just order a regular wireless charger and fit it in the center console.
2 wires, positive and ground. 2 options : Removable, use the cig lighter socket or permanent, by tapping the wires from the cig lighter...
It will turn on and off the same way the cig light is.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...abe126f90d.png

SWelsch 04-17-2019 09:30 AM

Haha, thanks. Thought there might be an accessory specific for the A8. Guess I'll make due with your suggestion.

laurent0613 04-17-2019 09:39 AM

If you want to make it OEM like, you'll have to remove the center console to get access to the bottom of the storage box.
You'll then be able to stick the charging pad on it easily.
Neat and transparent.

I don't have a phone with this feature so I didn't attempt it.
But please do it, and post a DIY tuto, you'll be the very first I guess :)


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...a146c52ca0.png

laurent0613 04-17-2019 09:41 AM

Correction, you don't have to remove the center console at all in fact.
Just open the center armrest, and pry out the surrounding bezel.
You'll find 3 screws to remove and voila :)

15 min job ;)


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...48debeb35f.png

SWelsch 04-17-2019 11:17 AM

Nice. Thanks and I'll let you know how it goes

SWelsch 04-19-2019 12:38 PM

Going to run it like this as I am reluctant to give up the limited amount of space in the armrest. If the phone charges and doesn't fly off during cornering I'll probably hardwire it.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...26a8b12dbd.jpg

TinyElviss 04-20-2019 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by SWelsch (Post 25305439)
Going to run it like this as I am reluctant to give up the limited amount of space in the armrest. If the phone charges and doesn't fly off during cornering I'll probably hardwire it.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...26a8b12dbd.jpg

Great placement. I'm going to try that!

laurent0613 04-21-2019 11:51 AM

Don’t know but some versions are coming with deeper storage box in the center console.
Part is 4H0863075N

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...9be0eb54f.jpeg


Maybe on cars without rear center vents?
I checked on mine, it won’t fit.


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