That is correct. The wiring to the power steering system is supplied by an 80A fuse....but the power steering can take up to 80amps (I believe)
Yep, the A2 TDI needs its massive battery. When my car's original battery gave up the ghost, I replaced it with something marginally larger, because a high-spec A2 TDI (such as Merlin) will, on occasions at least, need a lot of juice!
As mentioned by others, that's the rear bracket for the rear cup holder.1) This was in the driver’s rear door card - anyone know what it is / where it comes from?
Other than the jack, which lives in the boot to the right of the subwoofer, all the tools in Bose-equipped A2s are kept in the secret compartment under the driver's feet. Fold the carpet forwards, beneath the pedals, and then lift the triangular aluminium panel to access the tools.I have Bose and hence the subwoofer in the boot
Highly likely. This behaviour is common when LEDs start to die. I've fixed the dodgy solder joint issue in the rear interior light hundreds of times, but I've never seen it create flickering behaviour. Personally, I much prefer incandescent lights in the interior of my car, because they emit a warm light and are so much more reliable.Can anyone suggest what is going on with the flickering rear interior lamp? It’s an LED upgrade so I wonder if it has failed.
You sit very low down in an A2...
For the size of car, the A2's seating position is actually very high due to its 'sandwich' construction. The whole car effectively has two floors. One forms the underneath of the car, and the other forms the floor inside the car. The two floors are separated by about 9 inches and run as two parallel planes. The gap between the two floors is used to house the electronics (beneath the front footwells), the fuel tank (beneath the rear seats), the battery (beneath the boot) and the exhaust pipe (straight down the middle). The rear footwells, along with the space beneath the front seats, is the only place where the upper floor is missing, meaning that the rear passengers' feet can drop all the way to the lower of the two floors. You'll notice that the feet of the people sat in the front seats are much higher than the feet of the people sat in the back seats.Another discovery was how surprisingly roomy the rear seat
It is this sandwich construction that means the A2 is higher than most other cars of its size, but also so much more spacious, with ample legroom for those sat in the back. Clever design.