Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Auto Dimming Mirror

Looking through eBay and came across a Auto dimming mirror cheap.
Thought it be rude to pass it, so bought it and fitted it. 
I ran 2 extra cables for the auto dimming side mirrors. I hope to wire them up soon as I can find some or have a spare £600 to buy the glass. I doubt I'd have the spare £600, so i'll keep an eye for some cheaper ones.

Normal Standard Mirror. 
No Mirror and all cleaned up.
New Mirror fitted and cables slowly getting ran. 
All wired up and fitted nicely. 


New Lower Door Trims

If you, a friend or family member have ever owned a A4 B5 with original door mouldings on, you would know about the metal strip inside rusting and then the whole unit falling off.

This happened to me so off to eBay I go and buy a set of genuine ones with the new plastic internals.

This is the set I bought.
Great delivery, turned up with in 2 days and came with some spare clips, 4 new screws and 4 new door blades.

Before with the drivers side missing.
All removed and cleaned.
New ones all fitted.

Fitted Sun Shades

This is something I've been after for a year or so, well since I've seen them on a A4 B6 and thought they was better than window tinting and cheaper. 

With all the hot weather we've had in the UK recently it gave me the push to order some up. 

I found them on Vanstyle.co.uk last year but they've recently updated their web site and I can't find them any more. Did a quick eBay search and found the same sellers with the same product.

Ordered on Monday and they turned up Tuesday. Brilliant service and a great product. 
Fitting was easy. Line the blinds up with the correct window and give them a little bit of persuasion and push towards the glass. The boot and rear doors have little clips that fit between the rubber or plastic trim to help keep them in place and that's it. 

Here's the pics of them fitted to my A4 B5 Avant. 
Drivers Side Rear Door. Internal View.
Drivers Side Rear Door. External View.
Passenger Side Rear Door. External View.
Passenger Side Rear Door. Internal View.
Drivers Side Rear Quarter. External View.
Drivers Side Rear Quarter. Internal View.
Passenger Side Rear Quarter. External View.
Passenger Side Rear Quarter. Internal View.
The Boot. Internal View.
The Boot. External View.
This is my attempt of showing the light difference in side the car.

Doors open. Kind of like no blinds.
Door Shut. Pretty Good Representation.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

From Red/Orange to White

I was recently tasked with changing the colour of a Audi dash from the normal Red/Orange to white.
I had mixed success with this but I will do a blog post about that when I've fully finished it.

While playing about the clocks I thought I'd try and convert some other bits with my leftover LEDs. 

First was something simple. A window switch.


My attempt to of a darker pic.

With only a few LEDs left I part of a old Radio.

Before


After.


That's it for now.
I'll do a post about the clocks when they are complete and I'm happy with them.