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Old 15th September 2013, 08:27 PM
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If you are not afraid from a bit of DIY buy a windscreen repair resin on e-bay to seal the crack and make it less visible.
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Old 15th September 2013, 08:37 PM
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Unfortunately I don't think you can buy just the front cover

Have attached a pdf of the page from Etka for reference
Adrian,

Firstly thanks ever so much for the information. My day job is computers, so If you want to ask me about pretty much anything I'd more than happy to help!

Noticed on page 3 there is ...

26 4H0 998 121 repair kit for headlamp
housing

Wonder what that actually is ...
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Old 15th September 2013, 08:57 PM
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Dunno for sure put "usually" those repair kits relate to the mounting brackets which can snap off.
They are a smaller bracket that screws onto the unit at one end and the mounting point on the body at the other.
Like this:


Given the location of the damage I'd definitely consider filling and polishing it ASAP.
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Old 15th September 2013, 09:03 PM
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Dunno for sure put "usually" those repair kits relate to the mounting brackets which can snap off.
They are a smaller bracket that screws onto the unit at one end and the mounting point on the body at the other.
Like this:


Given the location of the damage I'd definitely consider filling and polishing it ASAP.
I've put some clear nail polish over it for now. I'll keep you all posted as to how I resolve this. (My credit card is crying already).
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Old 15th September 2013, 09:15 PM
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I've put some clear nail polish over it for now.
The things I've done to hire cars, especially overseas on holiday, with nothing more than toothpaste (polish) superglue and nail varnish are truly wondrous to behold!
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Old 16th September 2013, 06:29 AM
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With the Audi D4 you do not you sort of push it around and it picks a gear.
That sounds interesting, and something i've not heard anyone else saying about them. Is thre not a display that tells you what gear you have selected?
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Old 17th September 2013, 06:38 AM
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That sounds interesting, and something i've not heard anyone else saying about them. Is thre not a display that tells you what gear you have selected?
Yes it does, but I'm so used to pushing the lever fully forward for park. I didn't look as I was just hopping out to quickly shut a gate. I think it is a poor design, but I did notice it before the incident and I should have taken more care.

There is an auto parking brake function, but when your rolling up to a barrier or in traffic on an incline it can grab the brakes, so I'm not keen on that one. I'm used to riding the brake when crawling in traffic so it requires a bit of thought to realise the parking brake has engaged.
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Old 17th September 2013, 06:39 AM
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The things I've done to hire cars, especially overseas on holiday, with nothing more than toothpaste (polish) superglue and nail varnish are truly wondrous to behold!
I'm booking an appointment with the local Chips Away guy to see what he can do. I'll report back.
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Old 17th September 2013, 11:18 AM
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The things I've done to hire cars, especially overseas on holiday, with nothing more than toothpaste (polish) superglue and nail varnish are truly wondrous to behold!
Always had my doubts about you.........
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Old 17th September 2013, 06:02 PM
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I'm booking an appointment with the local Chips Away guy to see what he can do. I'll report back.
I've also booked in for an estimate for proper repair. Will be interesting to see what the difference in price is.
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