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D3 A8 Tiny Mods (a.k.a. fixing minor annoyances)

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:22 AM
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Default D3 A8 Tiny Mods (a.k.a. fixing minor annoyances)

I will use this thread to post minor mods that I am planning to do to my 2004 A8L.

1. Ash tray to usable coin tray mod

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:33 AM
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Default Ash Tray to usable Coin Tray mod

The first mod addresses one of my main annoyances with my car ... the ash tray. I don't smoke, so I don't need an ash tray. However, I do tend to keep a bunch of change in my car, and the ash tray is a logical storage area for it. Unfortunately the lip on the tray makes it extremely difficult to get coins back out of the tray. On to the fix:

Materials needed:
- Ash tray
- Scissors
- Thin sheet of plastic (I used a clear binder cover)
- Clear tape



Step 1: Remove ash tray from car (it pulls right out)

Step 2: Cut out a small strip of plastic, spanning the distance from the cigarette holder to the right side of the ash tray (~ 4.625" x .75" or 117mm x 20mm)



Step 3: Affix a piece of tape spanning the width of the plastic strip to one side of the strip.



Step 4: Insert the plastic strip into the open ash tray, with about a 2mm (~1/16th") overlap and affix the tape to the ash tray.



Voila!





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Old 07-08-2009, 11:44 AM
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more pics

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Very nice. I saw this a while ago but keep forgetting to do it.
 
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