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Do you need the radio cage to change just the later version cupholder cover (if you just have the standard black)?

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er, if I'm working out your question correctly are you saying you have the latest design cup holder? if so you don't need anything else to exchange original trim parts for ally trim...
 

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I do, yes sorry - didn't realise my phraseology was confusing!

Or at least I think I do - have the type which pops out fully, not the type which comes out halfway then you need to pull the rest of the way out.

You say 'to exchange' trim, but I don't have any (i.e. wood), I have just the regular black finish - would I still not need a cage?
 

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well you deffo have the right cup holder - so you don't have any trim at all? is the standard black trim not a clip on trim like the other stuff then? I just swapped my wood trim for ally and it all went smoothly (apart from passenger handles - tough to get off!)

someone else entirely more knowledgeable than I will probably be on with the facts soon!! [:)]
 

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Quote: posted by hornetrider on 29/11/2004 13:00:55

well you deffo have the right cup holder - so you don't have any trim at all? is the standard black trim not a clip on trim like the other stuff then?

Not sure tbh, how did your new trim attach? Did it go onto a plate, or did it just clip onto the 2 little flat metal clips on the underside (one at each end)?

If that doesn't make sense I'll try to take some pics.
 

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erm, I popped a flat bladed screwdriver in each end and the whole cupholder popped out. It has a metal clip on each end which are attached to the trim. You take these clips off, then take the trim off. Then its Mr Haynes manual to put back on - Assembly is the opposite of dis-assembly!
 

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I am pretty sure you will need to buy a new cage. vag parts says that unless you have removable trim (like the wood) you will need a new one.
 

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I've taken some photos to get a better look in, and will try levering it out & see what happens [:)] Seems to be conflicting advice from the couple of other places I've looked.

Will let youse know how I get on!
 

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OK here is the answer..... If you want to fit R32 alu trim on your 1.4, you DEFINITELY need to buy a new radio cage for about ?30... I am 100% sure as I need to do this on my 1.6 soon. It is a pain to fit too, but foxy has a guide on his webpage,

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Rye
 

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unless you are thinking of just fitting alu trim to the cupholder, in which case you don't need a new cage! I am confused now... lol
 

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Quote: posted by Rye on 30/11/2004 16:27:35

unless you are thinking of just fitting alu trim to the cupholder, in which case you don't need a new cage! I am confused now... lol

That's what I want! It's only the cupholder I want to change, not the full centre console, sides of the radio & all that (an experiment if you will)

Sounds like I might not need it then? (Was just looking for an answer before I start pulling things apart & breaking it)
 

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What they said! You need a complete new cage as if you have notrim you can't replace it! Seems logical enough to me.....
 

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Yeah but no but yeah but... sod it, need to find somebody with alu trim & have a look I think

The key thing is, I don't know how the alu trim attaches.... if it just goes on to these metal clippy prong things (technical term), then everything's ok. If if goes onto a plate or similar, that's where the cage comes in.

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If you are just changing the cup holder face trim and NO other trim then it's just a straight swap. The cage is only required when you change the side trim and the OBD cover. The cup holder trim unclips at the side of the cup holder via the black plastic bits that the meatl prongs are attached to. I you get the ali cup holder facia all will become clear.

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Thanks Eddy, I really wanted to know before paying ~?25 for a part that would be nigh impossible to get rid of, if it turned out didn't fit!

Now what was Ade saying about a Christmas discount..... [:D]
 

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It should be less than that, the 5-piece kit is only ?80 from vagparts and the cupholder facia is the smallest bit. I'd imagine it's more like ?15.
 

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? The 5 piece kit is ?95.50 + postage from VAG parts

Just called them & the cupholder cover will be ?23.56 incl delivery. Awesome quoted me ?25 earlier in the week
 

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Sorry, the price I quoted was for cars with climate and also with my automatic discount as I was logged in.
 

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Yeah, me too (albeit I worked it out on paper) - do you get more than a 10% discount??

R32 centre console trims with Climate control =

?90.31 +

?15.80 VAT =

?106.11 -

?10.61 discount @ 10% =

?95.50 + postage

Unless my sums have gone awry somewhere? [B)]
 
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