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Old 02-09-2019, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by JAY-Y View Post
would it work to just unplug it?
You'll likely have the car yelling at you with a sensor malfunction error. But there's a better solution...

While I rarely ever had an issue, anytime I was at a drive-through or other normal 'tight' areas, the sensors were always going off - as they should. Rather than having to constantly hit the button on the console to turn off parking assist, I switched the automatic activation of the parking aid to off: > Vehicle > left control button > Driver assistance > Parking aid Activate automatically > off

I back into parking spots 99% of the time, so it's rare I ever need the front parking sensors. If I do, then I just hit the button to activate it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:05 PM
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Yep-another driver side sensor issue. It's just a manufacturing defect with the grille. Are you going to go back and paint the crash bar satin/rugged black?
Yeah itís not as bad as people make it seem. It rarely goes off and when it comes time to park the sensors work perfectly.

Yes I actually do plan on painting it or maybe just wrapping it black since the car is a lease... goes back to Audi July 2020.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:18 PM
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Yeah itís not as bad as people make it seem. It rarely goes off and when it comes time to park the sensors work perfectly.

Yes I actually do plan on painting it or maybe just wrapping it black since the car is a lease... goes back to Audi July 2020.
Looks nice. Mythos Black or just Brilliant? Not sure how well wrapping will hold up, but conceivably if you paint it and kept the foam pad, replace the stock grille, no one will be the wiser. Iím in Dallas, and itís pretty cold today (30s is cold for us) and I have the stock summer tires, so Iím stuck not getting to drive it today. Itís been over a week since I got was able to unleash on the road with it and Iím itching to get on the road. Suppose to be 40s tomorrow, so Iíll take it for a ďcomfortĒ setting ride to church and back, I suppose. On the brightside side, my wife green lit buying performance all season tires, but Iím going to hold off, because warmer weather is right around the corner!
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Looks nice. Mythos Black or just Brilliant? Not sure how well wrapping will hold up, but conceivably if you paint it and kept the foam pad, replace the stock grille, no one will be the wiser. Iím in Dallas, and itís pretty cold today (30s is cold for us) and I have the stock summer tires, so Iím stuck not getting to drive it today. Itís been over a week since I got was able to unleash on the road with it and Iím itching to get on the road. Suppose to be 40s tomorrow, so Iíll take it for a ďcomfortĒ setting ride to church and back, I suppose. On the brightside side, my wife green lit buying performance all season tires, but Iím going to hold off, because warmer weather is right around the corner!
Thanks! Itís mythos black and yeah thatís the plan going to call my local shop who did these mods and ask how much to paint my crash beam black. I also still have my original foam and other original parts for lease turn in time...

Cool, I just installed Michelin PS4S tires, as its suppose to warm up next week. Not to mention spring comes early for those of us in Texas. I have to go Dallas next weekend to meet a friend, so Iím sure youíll you see car.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:56 AM
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Sensors have been working normal today, knock on wood! If it does get finicky with rain, good to know I can turn off auto activate.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:28 AM
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Thanks! It’s mythos black and yeah that’s the plan going to call my local shop who did these mods and ask how much to paint my crash beam black. I also still have my original foam and other original parts for lease turn in time...
Shame on me, but when I had mine done ($128) I failed to ask them to paint the crash bar and I hated the way it looked. So, hat in hand, I brought it back the next morning to ask how much to RnR the bumper and paint the crash bar. The shop Mgr. looked at it and said, "yeah, that looks like crap, leave it and we'll take care of it." I did and got a call two hours later to pick it up, done , no charge. Happy as a clam, I handed the tech that did the work $20 and he was thrilled.
I hope you are as fortunate.

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Shame on me, but when I had mine done ($128) I failed to ask them to paint the crash bar and I hated the way it looked. So, hat in hand, I brought it back the next morning to ask how much to RnR the bumper and paint the crash bar. The shop Mgr. looked at it and said, "yeah, that looks like crap, leave it and we'll take care of it." I did and got a call two hours later to pick it up, done , no charge. Happy as a clam, I handed the tech that did the work $20 and he was thrilled.
I hope you are as fortunate.

Wow, you paid $128 to have the grill installed and then redo for free plus tip? Where is this magical place? Great deal!
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:43 AM
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H&H Auto body, Hilton Head, SC. Highly recommended. They also swapped out my mirror caps for free, just another $20 to the tech. They said billing me wasn't worth the paper work, It helps that they love the car. Love these guys.
I actually like wrenching myself, but for those prices, not worth the time or risk IMO.
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H&H Auto body, Hilton Head, SC. Highly recommended. They also swapped out my mirror caps for free, just another $20 to the tech. They said billing me wasn't worth the paper work, It helps that they love the car. Love these guys.
I actually like wrenching myself, but for those prices, not worth the time or risk IMO.
Nice. Thatís pretty good. I paid around $275 for mine to be swapped out and crash bar painted. The first paint job was pretty bad, so I had to take it back in and have them redo it. I also worked with them and EMD on the grille sensor issue. We never got it resolved, but they were good sports about it, despite having to take the grille off multiple times. I ended up bringing the shop 2 dozen cookies, from a cookie shop, to show my appreciation.

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Sensors have been working normal today, knock on wood! If it does get finicky with rain, good to know I can turn off auto activate.
Glad to help. Iíve learned to live with it, because the grille makes the car look 10x better, in my opinion. if it starts going off, I just turn off the auto activation and wait until itís dry out and Iíve cleaned the sensor.
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Glad to help. Iíve learned to live with it, because the grille makes the car look 10x better, in my opinion. if it starts going off, I just turn off the auto activation and wait until itís dry out and Iíve cleaned the sensor.
A week after my install it started raining and began to get false alerts, to the horror of several members here, I notched the grill below each sensor with a dremel tool to keep water from accumulating under the sensor. It completely stopped the false alerts and can not even be seen from more than a couple of feet away.
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