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Old 04-15-2019, 12:45 PM   #243
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I don't know where to begin from.

Let's see. Let's start with activating the OEM parking sensor radar which was a thing i hadnt ticked off the list

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The settings part, and then the visual presentation

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Then, if you recall, i had purchased a new OEM interior mirror, equipped with both the auto-blur/dark as well as high beam assist function, which for those who dont know what it is, you just turn your high beam on, and when it sees a car coming from the opposite direction it turns them off automatically and when you pass that vehicle, turms the high beam back on. Very very usefull feature for me.

So, this is the mirror and wiring

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Removing the old mirror

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Watch as you rotate, to not break the glass

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New mirror and the wiring, to the canbus along with coding went on

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Then, knowing me, i couldnt leave the led being green, and the other one being red when lights went on, so i knew i had to open it, and change the leds. I was very careful cause it is very hard to open, and very easy to scratch. Taped it, and used these tools, as well as old credit cards.

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Handle with care

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Now we are talking

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And here is the indication it is working as it should

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Cheers more to follow
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:54 PM   #244
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Next part, some changes made both to the interior's light colour, as well as the appearence. The changes were

1 -Defi BF meter needles converted to white

Before

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During

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Testing it and looking great

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2 -Audi Q3 needles retrofit converted to white

Audi A1 needles removed

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Audi Q3 needls converted to white

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All done

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Then . . . .


3 -Custom gauge cluster faces, with different colours, and different font

This is where the inspiration began

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Red option tacho

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Speedometer in Grey colour

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Yellow option tacho

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Let's begin disassembling

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During

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Red all done

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The Red option as seen at night

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Yellow all done

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Yellow as seen at night

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Kept this for now, although i cant decide, i really like them both so much

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(steering wheel is missing, i will explain why in a post later on.....)

Cheers, more to follow
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:56 PM   #245
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Then, it was time to give my leather seats a quick clean

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Amazing brush from Meg's

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Looking fresh

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Then, it was time to remove my winter wheels' setup

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Time for the summer setup

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However i had not summer tires, as i moved my Yoko Paradas to my Golf.
So I had to buy some new ones for the A1. I went for Michelin Pilot Supersports in 225.40.18 . The reviews were great. Let's see

Meaty with a touch of stretch

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Touched the ground

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Lets see some finished pics of the fitment, but . . .

first i had to wash, dry and seal the winter setup, as you can imagine

Really dirty and tired

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After a quick rinse

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Snow foaming the inside

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Dirt came of easier than expected due to the wax i had applied the previous season

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Then the faces

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Came out perfect

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I love how it sits

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Best grocery getter

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Cheers guys
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