Saturday, 17 December 2011

Car blog

Thought I'd share another blog with you.
This blog is by a friend on car a forum that I'm a member of, he only recently started his blog but following his mods and work he's done to his car over the years this should be an interesting blog.

Ash and his A3 8P.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Shark Fin Aerial

With the main part of my aerial gone I start looking at other alternatives and one of them was trying to find a OEM looking Shark fin aerial.
I found a Polo Shark fin one on ebay at a good price. It was worth a go for the price, couple of days later the aerial turned up and I set about fitting it.

The only issue was the plug on the aerial end. Its the same as the one coming from the stereo.
I simple cut the ends off and wired them together. Sorted. As for radio quality, its ok. I don't listen to the radio and not really bothered by the quality but I pick up all the national and local stations.



Pop the cap off and Remove the nut

Top from the car. Bottom From the aerial. Cut ends off and rejoin.

The Finished aerial

Much better.

Rear Blind Part 3

Rear Blind Part 1 and Part 2

Not much happening in here recently and I'm sorry. I've not done much cause I've trying to sort all the Christmas stuff out before its to late but now that is done I can get back to doing things to the car.

Fist thing I've done is finally finish off my rear blind.

I bought a Omega rear blind relay, Audi A4 B6 rear blind switch.
Did a quick test wire up to make sure I got the cables correct and that all components would work together.
Quick video of the test.

Happy with that I set about wiring the blind in.
Since I don't have a rear wiper I used the live feed for that motor and ran a single switch cable to the front. 
That was easy, no issues but I do have a small issue with my choice of switch.
It sticks out to much and is at the wrong angle. 
Here is some images that would explain it better.
As you can see its a slightly different.

A little bit different.
Its not to bad but its enough for me to not like it. I'm on the look for another switch, possibly a A6 (C5) or I might just use the FUNK switch you can get. With this one in and working I'm in not massive rush and I can take my time over it and get the right switch. 

What matters is the fact that's it in and working. I need to drop the car off to a mate and get the tail gate re-trimmed.

Here is a video of it from the drivers seat.



I Hope you enjoyed this little project.