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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th June 2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By IT
Better off just getting what is there, wrapped....

Better off just getting what is there, wrapped. The chances of a second hand set of trims matching the options and switch gear you have is slim.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th June 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By IT
The big black connector, from memory, has few...

The big black connector, from memory, has few wires in it. I seem to recall it has a gala/wheel pulse input (from abs) and reverse line signal (so the car knows if the pulse is going forwards or...
Forum: Q7 4L 2nd June 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,149
Posted By IT
Looks nice. Towbar, Bose (rare at that...

Looks nice.

Towbar, Bose (rare at that age), Adaptive cruise, 21" wheels, autodim mirrors, electric steering column, memory seats, advanced key and pan roof.

DVLA says its red, build code...
Forum: Q7 4L 2nd June 2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,149
Posted By IT
4.2 TDi is pretty bullet proof. On a 2011, I...

4.2 TDi is pretty bullet proof.

On a 2011, I suspect its the 8 speed gearbox, which doesnt seem to be as reliable as the older 6 speed so I'd be making sure the gearbox feels ultra smooth and...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,502
Posted By IT
Ah, now that makes more sense..... :) I was...

Ah, now that makes more sense..... :)

I was in a rush. I had to choose between actually reading what was going on, or just getting on with it before it closed !
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,502
Posted By IT
Fwiw, I was on the ring a week ago and it was 25...

Fwiw, I was on the ring a week ago and it was 25 Eur for a spin. Massive confusion over how to book the thing as the online website was still 50% in German even when you select English, and it...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By IT
As per steamships post, i seem to recall they...

As per steamships post, i seem to recall they live behind the drivers knee panel above the pedals.

They look like relays, but are actually control modules.

To add tiptronic MFSW to a car with...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By IT
The D4 Bose is very, very good. If you want...

The D4 Bose is very, very good. If you want separation and clarity, the D3 B & O was certainly better, but not by a great deal. If you want teeth chattering bass then some sort of aftermarket...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th April 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,026
Posted By IT
Back off holiday now, dropped it a grand to get...

Back off holiday now, dropped it a grand to get it moving as I need the equity it has in it.

Now 45495.

I'll even throw in a set of genuine, boxed Tesla roof bars to a forum member foc (about...
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,714
Posted By IT
Oooo no, no touchy touchy ..... Car this special...

Oooo no, no touchy touchy ..... Car this special must surely match its build codes... it'd be like fitting a different colour interior to an FE... !!
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,714
Posted By IT
Loving the photos... :love: Even more...

Loving the photos... :love:

Even more interesting to see the whole roof lining is leather, not just the parcel shelf.

Its also the only car I've ever seen with Factory RSE, that also has Bose....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th April 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,026
Posted By IT
Tesla Model 3 Performance FS

There isn't a lot of variation in Telsa Model 3's, so here is the one liner that tells you everything you need to know:

1 owner (me) Tesla Model 3 Performance in Midnight Silver with Black...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th April 2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,191
Posted By IT
Interesting..... Seems like a case of a sales...

Interesting..... Seems like a case of a sales order being screwed up somewhere in the process, bit like the wide ranging interior enhanced leather packs.
Forum: D2 - Interior 5th April 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,002
Posted By IT
The basic power / memory / heat is the same....

The basic power / memory / heat is the same. Later cars had airbags and rear passenger footwell lighting, but they come on extra pins and connectors from memory so FL seats into a PF should work ok....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th April 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,191
Posted By IT
oh. p.s. I agree on leaving the paint...

oh.

p.s. I agree on leaving the paint original colour, and preferably original too +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th April 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,191
Posted By IT
I totally missed this...Very curious.. .. Out of...

I totally missed this...Very curious.. .. Out of interest, how do know Stephens is Brilliant black ? Audi confirmed, or is it actually on the build sticker for once ?
Forum: Q7 4L 1st November 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,149
Posted By IT
Is this the one you're interested in ? Those...

Is this the one you're interested in ?

Those wheels look all wrong, and I'm struggling to see a pan roof on it....

Cant confirm the colour without a reg or a vin.
Forum: Daily banter 31st October 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,322
Posted By IT
You're assuming that the dealer you visited, is...

You're assuming that the dealer you visited, is the one he sold it to....He could have easily put to a trader, who slapped it through an auction and it picked up more costs along the way.

Then,...
Forum: D2 - Interior 31st October 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,002
Posted By IT
1996 was pre wired. 1997 they started making...

1996 was pre wired. 1997 they started making specific looms per car.

So early PF car, you can easily fit heated seats as all the connectors were there.

Later, PF car, you will need to install...
Forum: Q7 4L 31st October 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,149
Posted By IT
Sounds nice. My 4.2 Tdi just rolled over...

Sounds nice.

My 4.2 Tdi just rolled over 199K miles and is sweet as a nut - Most of its early miles were all motorway, and these 8 speed 4.2 TDI's have 800nm, they sit at 1500rpm at motorway...
Forum: Other marques 15th October 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Long range wheels are silver, or did I miss...

Long range wheels are silver, or did I miss something ?
Forum: Other marques 15th October 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Thats a fair argument. But, the X is a...

Thats a fair argument.

But, the X is a luxury car, with its fancy doors etc. The Y is more Functional. The X has options, and alcantara, and leather trimmings. The Y is like the 3, you can choose...
Forum: Other marques 15th October 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Honestly. Don't bother. You can add it in...

Honestly. Don't bother.

You can add it in the app at any time at the click of a button.

But you can't remove it, and it has questionable, if not zero resale value.
Forum: Other marques 15th October 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Sorry - full self driving. No. Not worth it....

Sorry - full self driving.

No. Not worth it. Can be added after at exactly the same cost.

Gives:

Summon (car can creep towards you by remote control, eg going in/out of a very tight garage)...
Forum: Other marques 15th October 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Cash only at the moment, and 5 seats only at the...

Cash only at the moment, and 5 seats only at the moment.

I suspect leasing agreements from Tesla will appear before the car does, and 3rd party is always an option. Also hoping 7 seats appears...
Forum: Other marques 15th October 2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Tesla Model Y is open for orders as of this...

Tesla Model Y is open for orders as of this morning it seems......

This will be interesting. A lot of model 3 owners want the Y.

Will it cause a load of 3 order cancellations. Will it cause a...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By IT
This is so true. People think their cars are...

This is so true. People think their cars are mint, and the options to describe damage doesn't apply to them. Then they get all upset when it starts dropping 50 quid a wheel for a refurb and 200 quid...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By IT
My best guess, is that its exclusive. I have...

My best guess, is that its exclusive.

I have a database that i created with all the codes for trims, and 7TO isn't in there, so its something fairly niche.
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st September 2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,072
Posted By IT
I will stand correcting - but I believe the blank...

I will stand correcting - but I believe the blank (and headlamp leveller switch where xenons not fitted) are slightly curved to match the dashboard....

I'm not sure there are any switches that...
Forum: Q7 4L 13th September 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,149
Posted By IT
3G mmi is the same as the A8, so came in late...

3G mmi is the same as the A8, so came in late 2009.

3G+ came in late 2010 and has things like native bluetooth audio playback, wifi hotspot and google maps / search (although this was discontinued...
Forum: Q7 4L 13th September 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,149
Posted By IT
I agree. Footprint wise, the D2/Q7 feel very...

I agree. Footprint wise, the D2/Q7 feel very similar. Much higher up driving position, far less sporty and lots more body roll, of of which to be expected.

The 3.0 tdi engine is by far the most...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th September 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,561
Posted By IT
I get this, but i'll throw it out there. ...

I get this, but i'll throw it out there.

With the ulez regs ruining the value of the all Chelsea tractors, the older shape Q7s have dropped in price quite a bit.

Bit of shopping around, and you...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 8th September 2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,359
Posted By IT
Alcantara headlining...... It soaks up some...

Alcantara headlining......

It soaks up some road noise for sure. +1 for twin pane windows making a difference. Also, larger profile tyres.

The PF carpets were thicker, making for more sound...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,101
Posted By IT
Nice +++ Will be interested to hear your...

Nice +++

Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it after driving it for a few weeks.

I'm coming up on 2 years end of the month for mine.

I can't recall ever having a car for 2 years in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th September 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,793
Posted By IT
The build sticker contains the service specific...

The build sticker contains the service specific items really. Steering, brakes, engine, suspension etc.

All the factory options that people are normally more interested in aren't on there.

You...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,462
Posted By IT
From memory, its the central locking pump tucked...

From memory, its the central locking pump tucked away in the left hand side of the boot that can control all those functions, so I would start spreading your holy water in that area, or indeed,...
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 28,124
Posted By IT
Needs to be done before upload....... I'm...

Needs to be done before upload.......

I'm hoping the newer versions of vbulletin will have new features to better handle things like this +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th May 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,799
Posted By IT
Pre facelift S8.

Pre facelift S8.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th May 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,793
Posted By IT
You've had nearly a year to figure out how to add...

You've had nearly a year to figure out how to add images, with various people helping you along since you listed your A8 and S6 for sale, looking to swap for a D3.

You've posted no other messages,...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,784
Posted By IT
Great thread idea +++ So, my History runs...

Great thread idea +++

So, my History runs back to 2004 when I picked up a 2001 A8 4.2 Quattro Sport. Silver. Black leather. Glass sunroof, towbar, blinds, xenon plus. It had 99,000 miles on the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By IT
It hurts my eyes a bit as I'm not sure what is...

It hurts my eyes a bit as I'm not sure what is was, or what its trying to be.

And the rear doors..... :Confused:

I feel I ought to admire it, but i do not.....
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,728
Posted By IT
That's RS6 territory. Oh no, wait a...

That's RS6 territory.

Oh no, wait a minute..... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,994
Posted By IT
Engine downgrade aside, the D3 sports seats it is...

Engine downgrade aside, the D3 sports seats it is wearing front and rear, are quite interesting........
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 14th April 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,796
Posted By IT
i'm not sure about the LWB having leccy seats as...

i'm not sure about the LWB having leccy seats as standard, but certainly the door storage bin is elongated on the LWB.

Below are LWB (left) and SWB (right). You can clearly see the different door...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,958
Posted By IT
Well, Its been a while..... So a quick...

Well,

Its been a while..... So a quick update.

WBAC has been pestering me to buy the Tesla, and the prices keep going up. I'm now up at 44250 for an 18 month old model 3 P with 12 K on the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By IT
My Tesla is still free.... ;)

My Tesla is still free.... ;)
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th March 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 62,818
Posted By IT
That's super interesting..... I always loved...

That's super interesting.....

I always loved the google maps overlay, really made the 3G+ cars feel way more modern.

If i can find a sim to stick in our Q7, i might give it a whirl to see if...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th March 2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,119
Posted By IT
The D2 has become rarer, and even more classic,...

The D2 has become rarer, and even more classic, but so I think has the pool of buyers. There is no denying that one at 4 star classics is in stunning condition, and probably about the best you can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,683
Posted By IT
Glad you got another upgrade sorted, and thanks...

Glad you got another upgrade sorted, and thanks for posting the detail, it may well help someone else in the future +++
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 50,679
Posted By IT
What a lovely service. Thank you Ray/Stephen for...

What a lovely service. Thank you Ray/Stephen for organising the links.

I'm left with the distinct impression Mark would have approved of this online webcast setup, although there is something...
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