Timmus Audi A2 Upgrades, Retrofits and Repairs

tipomark

A2OC Donor
Having had a few of Tom's upgrades over a number of years now...bose,rear electric windows and the latest...colour DIS (which he managed to fit for me at very short notice) I have nothing but praise and admiration for the chap.
Tom's knowledge of the A2's electrical system is second to none and his slight OCD of getting things spot on is refreshing and certainly the way I like things to be done. I wouldn't hesitate to let him work on my car again.
Thanks Tom.....I am absolutely loving colour DIS and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as an upgrade to anyone :-D
 
Greetings to all A2 owners,

For over a decade, I have been upgrading and repairing A2s. Having dedicated myself to just one model of car, I have intimate, specialised knowledge of the vehicle we all love. Countless reviews and recommendations are scattered across the pages of this forum. My hope is that, with incremental revisions, this thread will give A2 owners a clear and condensed overview of the services that I provide and how I deliver them.

Timmus was originally a childhood nickname, born from my sister's early attempts to say 'Thomas'. Upon joining A2OC, back when A2s were first starting to appear on the second-hand market, my nickname seemed a suitable choice of username. Even when I was building models as a young boy, I showed an enthusiastic desire to improve and innovate. Studying physics and engineering at university honed my understanding and developed in me the skills necessary to innovate and improve in line with established principles and with a due respect for correctness, caution and consideration.
I soon found that my understanding of the A2's electronics was an asset to the club. My lifelong and apparently innate fixation on detail and desire for the very highest standards of neatness, efficiency and safety has meant that I have acquired a reputation in the club for factory-standard perfectionism. I am known not just for my meticulousness and painstaking care for the work that I do, but also for my honesty, flexibility, cooperativeness and integrity with the people for whom I work.

Below is an overview of the range of services that I offer for the Audi A2.

Retrofitting of Optional Extras

With the exception of OpenSky and climate control, I can retrofit all of the original factory options, plus many others. If you've seen it in an A2, I can add it to yours. It'll be just like your A2 left the factory with that option...
  • Cruise Control
  • Instrument Cluster Upgrades...
  • Audio System Upgrades...
    • Bose Premium Sound System
    • Rear Speakers
    • Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming
    • Stereo Head Unit Upgrades
    • Later Generation Audi Stereos
    • CD Changer
  • Seat Upgrades...
  • Steering Wheel Upgrades...
    • Multifunction Steering Wheel (3 Different Designs)
    • Non-Multifunction Steering Wheels
  • Fog Lights...
    • Front Fog Lights
    • Twin Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear Electric Windows
  • Double-DIN Dashboard
  • RNS-E Integrated SatNav
  • Komfortblinker Indicators
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror (3 Different Designs)
  • Bluetooth Phone Integration
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Windscreen Washer Jets
  • Headlight Washers
  • SideGuard Curtain Airbags
  • Speech Dialogue System (Voice Control)
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • False Floor Boot
  • Twin Interior Boot Lights
  • Pop-Out 12V Boot Socket
  • Additional Keys
  • 12V and USB Charging Sockets
  • Anti-Hijack Locking
  • Beep-on-Lock Full Closure Confirmation
  • Aftermarket Dashcams
  • Custom Requests
As time passes, more and more of the options listed above will link to further details. If you have any questions, please send me a private message or post in this thread.

Electrical Diagnostics, Services and Repairs

I have a complete understanding of the A2's electrical systems and have great experience of diagnosing and repairing most electrical problems.
  • Central Locking Faults
  • Door Lock Faults / Microswitches
  • Central Convenience Unit Replacement
  • Immobiliser Faults
  • Instrument Cluster Repairs
  • Engine Management Unit Services
  • Additional Keys
  • Climate Control Faults
  • Bulb Check System Deactivation
  • CAN Bus Upgrades
  • Wiring Loom Replacement / Repairs
  • Anything Involving Electricity
TDI Engine Upgrades
Accessing My Services

I'm based in Lancaster, just off M6 J34, and always appreciate it when A2s come to me. I'm sometimes to be found at 'satellite stations' in the Midlands and the South East. I also do 'retrofitting tours' a few times a year, where I travel between A2 owners to deliver upgrade and repair requests at owners' homes or places of work.
For Central European owners, I'm happy to travel. I also have a base in The Hague, which serves A2 owners in the BeNeLux region.

Please be aware that I am my own secretary and that I can struggle to reply to private messages promptly when work is busy. Rest assured, no message goes unanswered and I will get back to you. Thanks for your patience.

My list of services is always increasing, and I will continue to update and expand this thread as needed.

Warm regards to all,

Tom
Hello Tom,
Have just acquired a 2005 A2SE 1.4 petrol. Only done 52K and probably be my last car. I would like to asap fit reversing sensors (a bit past looking over my shoulder!). Also would like to add Cruise Control and is it possible to fit LED daylight safety running lights in place of 'glow worm' side lights? Looking for a reasonable raised boot floor kit too, which I could probably first myself, would be happier to add a 'get you home ' spare wheel? Can you help and price please? I live near Bridport in Dorset (DT6 4NA), so perhaps you could schedule in one of your national drive about. U can call me on 01308 898334. This is my fourth A2, can't find anything else so narrow and compact with such amazing internal space. Regards, Colin Green
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hello Tom,
Have just acquired a 2005 A2SE 1.4 petrol. Only done 52K and probably be my last car. I would like to asap fit reversing sensors (a bit past looking over my shoulder!). Also would like to add Cruise Control and is it possible to fit LED daylight safety running lights in place of 'glow worm' side lights? Looking for a reasonable raised boot floor kit too, which I could probably first myself, would be happier to add a 'get you home ' spare wheel? Can you help and price please? I live near Bridport in Dorset (DT6 4NA), so perhaps you could schedule in one of your national drive about. U can call me on 01308 898334. This is my fourth A2, can't find anything else so narrow and compact with such amazing internal space. Regards, Colin Green
Hello Colin,

Many thanks for getting in touch. A private message will soon land in your inbox.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Having had a few of Tom's upgrades over a number of years now...bose,rear electric windows and the latest...colour DIS (which he managed to fit for me at very short notice) I have nothing but praise and admiration for the chap.
Tom's knowledge of the A2's electrical system is second to none and his slight OCD of getting things spot on is refreshing and certainly the way I like things to be done. I wouldn't hesitate to let him work on my car again.
Thanks Tom.....I am absolutely loving colour DIS and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as an upgrade to anyone :-D
Mark, many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure seeing you and your A2 again. It must be nearly a decade since I did the first upgrades to your car.

Cheers,

Tom
 

Graham Hepworth

New Member
Hello, Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tom to have some work done on my A2. I am a recent convert to the A2 scene and soon realized from this excellent club that Tom is a highly respected and knowledgable individual with vast experience offering a multitude of upgrades. I had a DIS fitted, cruise control, keys reprogrammed and the obligatory drivers door lock swapped. His work is outstanding and would put many garages to shame. Everything worked as it should on the journey home and I am absolutely delighted to have found someone as talented as Tom to work on my car, I can not recommend him enough.
 
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flashzero

A2OC Donor
I can 100% echo all the positive feedback from Tom’s work, having had a whole bunch of work carried out on an A2 including SideGuard, colour DIS, dashboard refit, RNSE mk2 installation with GPS, BOSE, etc. etc.

The list was long but Tom carried out all the work superbly to a very high standard indeed, I thoroughly recommend him for any upgrade you’re looking at having.

In addition he’s always up for a chat about anything and is very knowledgeable on every topic I threw at him, always a fantastic pleasure meeting you Tom, hope to have you round again soon to finish up the next batch of upgrades
 

Ami

Member
Greetings to all A2 owners,

For over a decade, I have been upgrading and repairing A2s. Having dedicated myself to just one model of car, I have intimate, specialised knowledge of the vehicle we all love. Countless reviews and recommendations are scattered across the pages of this forum. My hope is that, with incremental revisions, this thread will give A2 owners a clear and condensed overview of the services that I provide and how I deliver them.

Timmus was originally a childhood nickname, born from my sister's early attempts to say 'Thomas'. Upon joining A2OC, back when A2s were first starting to appear on the second-hand market, my nickname seemed a suitable choice of username. Even when I was building models as a young boy, I showed an enthusiastic desire to improve and innovate. Studying physics and engineering at university honed my understanding and developed in me the skills necessary to innovate and improve in line with established principles and with a due respect for correctness, caution and consideration.
I soon found that my understanding of the A2's electronics was an asset to the club. My lifelong and apparently innate fixation on detail and desire for the very highest standards of neatness, efficiency and safety has meant that I have acquired a reputation in the club for factory-standard perfectionism. I am known not just for my meticulousness and painstaking care for the work that I do, but also for my honesty, flexibility, cooperativeness and integrity with the people for whom I work.

Below is an overview of the range of services that I offer for the Audi A2.

Retrofitting of Optional Extras

With the exception of OpenSky and climate control, I can retrofit all of the original factory options, plus many others. If you've seen it in an A2, I can add it to yours. It'll be just like your A2 left the factory with that option...
  • Cruise Control
  • Instrument Cluster Upgrades...
  • Audio System Upgrades...
    • Bose Premium Sound System
    • Rear Speakers
    • Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming
    • Stereo Head Unit Upgrades
    • Later Generation Audi Stereos
    • CD Changer
  • Seat Upgrades...
  • Steering Wheel Upgrades...
    • Multifunction Steering Wheel (3 Different Designs)
    • Non-Multifunction Steering Wheels
  • Fog Lights...
    • Front Fog Lights
    • Twin Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear Electric Windows
  • Double-DIN Dashboard
  • RNS-E Integrated SatNav
  • Komfortblinker Indicators
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror (3 Different Designs)
  • Bluetooth Phone Integration
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Windscreen Washer Jets
  • Headlight Washers
  • SideGuard Curtain Airbags
  • Speech Dialogue System (Voice Control)
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • False Floor Boot
  • Twin Interior Boot Lights
  • Pop-Out 12V Boot Socket
  • Additional Keys
  • 12V and USB Charging Sockets
  • Anti-Hijack Locking
  • Beep-on-Lock Full Closure Confirmation
  • Aftermarket Dashcams
  • Custom Requests
As time passes, more and more of the options listed above will link to further details. If you have any questions, please send me a private message or post in this thread.

Electrical Diagnostics, Services and Repairs

I have a complete understanding of the A2's electrical systems and have great experience of diagnosing and repairing most electrical problems.
  • Central Locking Faults
  • Door Lock Faults / Microswitches
  • Central Convenience Unit Replacement
  • Immobiliser Faults
  • Instrument Cluster Repairs
  • Engine Management Unit Services
  • Additional Keys
  • Climate Control Faults
  • Bulb Check System Deactivation
  • CAN Bus Upgrades
  • Wiring Loom Replacement / Repairs
  • Anything Involving Electricity
TDI Engine Upgrades
Accessing My Services

I'm based in Lancaster, just off M6 J34, and always appreciate it when A2s come to me. I'm sometimes to be found at 'satellite stations' in the Midlands and the South East. I also do 'retrofitting tours' a few times a year, where I travel between A2 owners to deliver upgrade and repair requests at owners' homes or places of work.
For Central European owners, I'm happy to travel. I also have a base in The Hague, which serves A2 owners in the BeNeLux region.

Please be aware that I am my own secretary and that I can struggle to reply to private messages promptly when work is busy. Rest assured, no message goes unanswered and I will get back to you. Thanks for your patience.

My list of services is always increasing, and I will continue to update and expand this thread as needed.

Warm regards to all,

Tom
Hi Tom:
Thank you for your help/Expertise via PM Guiding me with removing MFSW from the car , I look forward to meeting you some day.
Ami
 

Bronte7

New Member
Greetings to all A2 owners,

For over a decade, I have been upgrading and repairing A2s. Having dedicated myself to just one model of car, I have intimate, specialised knowledge of the vehicle we all love. Countless reviews and recommendations are scattered across the pages of this forum. My hope is that, with incremental revisions, this thread will give A2 owners a clear and condensed overview of the services that I provide and how I deliver them.

Timmus was originally a childhood nickname, born from my sister's early attempts to say 'Thomas'. Upon joining A2OC, back when A2s were first starting to appear on the second-hand market, my nickname seemed a suitable choice of username. Even when I was building models as a young boy, I showed an enthusiastic desire to improve and innovate. Studying physics and engineering at university honed my understanding and developed in me the skills necessary to innovate and improve in line with established principles and with a due respect for correctness, caution and consideration.
I soon found that my understanding of the A2's electronics was an asset to the club. My lifelong and apparently innate fixation on detail and desire for the very highest standards of neatness, efficiency and safety has meant that I have acquired a reputation in the club for factory-standard perfectionism. I am known not just for my meticulousness and painstaking care for the work that I do, but also for my honesty, flexibility, cooperativeness and integrity with the people for whom I work.

Below is an overview of the range of services that I offer for the Audi A2.

Retrofitting of Optional Extras

With the exception of OpenSky and climate control, I can retrofit all of the original factory options, plus many others. If you've seen it in an A2, I can add it to yours. It'll be just like your A2 left the factory with that option...
  • Cruise Control
  • Instrument Cluster Upgrades...
  • Audio System Upgrades...
    • Bose Premium Sound System
    • Rear Speakers
    • Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming
    • Stereo Head Unit Upgrades
    • Later Generation Audi Stereos
    • CD Changer
  • Seat Upgrades...
  • Steering Wheel Upgrades...
    • Multifunction Steering Wheel (3 Different Designs)
    • Non-Multifunction Steering Wheels
  • Fog Lights...
    • Front Fog Lights
    • Twin Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear Electric Windows
  • Double-DIN Dashboard
  • RNS-E Integrated SatNav
  • Komfortblinker Indicators
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror (3 Different Designs)
  • Bluetooth Phone Integration
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Windscreen Washer Jets
  • Headlight Washers
  • SideGuard Curtain Airbags
  • Speech Dialogue System (Voice Control)
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • False Floor Boot
  • Twin Interior Boot Lights
  • Pop-Out 12V Boot Socket
  • Additional Keys
  • 12V and USB Charging Sockets
  • Anti-Hijack Locking
  • Beep-on-Lock Full Closure Confirmation
  • Aftermarket Dashcams
  • Custom Requests
As time passes, more and more of the options listed above will link to further details. If you have any questions, please send me a private message or post in this thread.

Electrical Diagnostics, Services and Repairs

I have a complete understanding of the A2's electrical systems and have great experience of diagnosing and repairing most electrical problems.
  • Central Locking Faults
  • Door Lock Faults / Microswitches
  • Central Convenience Unit Replacement
  • Immobiliser Faults
  • Instrument Cluster Repairs
  • Engine Management Unit Services
  • Additional Keys
  • Climate Control Faults
  • Bulb Check System Deactivation
  • CAN Bus Upgrades
  • Wiring Loom Replacement / Repairs
  • Anything Involving Electricity
TDI Engine Upgrades
Accessing My Services

I'm based in Lancaster, just off M6 J34, and always appreciate it when A2s come to me. I'm sometimes to be found at 'satellite stations' in the Midlands and the South East. I also do 'retrofitting tours' a few times a year, where I travel between A2 owners to deliver upgrade and repair requests at owners' homes or places of work.
For Central European owners, I'm happy to travel. I also have a base in The Hague, which serves A2 owners in the BeNeLux region.

Please be aware that I am my own secretary and that I can struggle to reply to private messages promptly when work is busy. Rest assured, no message goes unanswered and I will get back to you. Thanks for your patience.

My list of services is always increasing, and I will continue to update and expand this thread as needed.

Warm regards to all,

Tom
Greetings to all A2 owners,

For over a decade, I have been upgrading and repairing A2s. Having dedicated myself to just one model of car, I have intimate, specialised knowledge of the vehicle we all love. Countless reviews and recommendations are scattered across the pages of this forum. My hope is that, with incremental revisions, this thread will give A2 owners a clear and condensed overview of the services that I provide and how I deliver them.

Timmus was originally a childhood nickname, born from my sister's early attempts to say 'Thomas'. Upon joining A2OC, back when A2s were first starting to appear on the second-hand market, my nickname seemed a suitable choice of username. Even when I was building models as a young boy, I showed an enthusiastic desire to improve and innovate. Studying physics and engineering at university honed my understanding and developed in me the skills necessary to innovate and improve in line with established principles and with a due respect for correctness, caution and consideration.
I soon found that my understanding of the A2's electronics was an asset to the club. My lifelong and apparently innate fixation on detail and desire for the very highest standards of neatness, efficiency and safety has meant that I have acquired a reputation in the club for factory-standard perfectionism. I am known not just for my meticulousness and painstaking care for the work that I do, but also for my honesty, flexibility, cooperativeness and integrity with the people for whom I work.

Below is an overview of the range of services that I offer for the Audi A2.

Retrofitting of Optional Extras

With the exception of OpenSky and climate control, I can retrofit all of the original factory options, plus many others. If you've seen it in an A2, I can add it to yours. It'll be just like your A2 left the factory with that option...
  • Cruise Control
  • Instrument Cluster Upgrades...
  • Audio System Upgrades...
    • Bose Premium Sound System
    • Rear Speakers
    • Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming
    • Stereo Head Unit Upgrades
    • Later Generation Audi Stereos
    • CD Changer
  • Seat Upgrades...
  • Steering Wheel Upgrades...
    • Multifunction Steering Wheel (3 Different Designs)
    • Non-Multifunction Steering Wheels
  • Fog Lights...
    • Front Fog Lights
    • Twin Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear Electric Windows
  • Double-DIN Dashboard
  • RNS-E Integrated SatNav
  • Komfortblinker Indicators
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror (3 Different Designs)
  • Bluetooth Phone Integration
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Windscreen Washer Jets
  • Headlight Washers
  • SideGuard Curtain Airbags
  • Speech Dialogue System (Voice Control)
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • False Floor Boot
  • Twin Interior Boot Lights
  • Pop-Out 12V Boot Socket
  • Additional Keys
  • 12V and USB Charging Sockets
  • Anti-Hijack Locking
  • Beep-on-Lock Full Closure Confirmation
  • Aftermarket Dashcams
  • Custom Requests
As time passes, more and more of the options listed above will link to further details. If you have any questions, please send me a private message or post in this thread.

Electrical Diagnostics, Services and Repairs

I have a complete understanding of the A2's electrical systems and have great experience of diagnosing and repairing most electrical problems.
  • Central Locking Faults
  • Door Lock Faults / Microswitches
  • Central Convenience Unit Replacement
  • Immobiliser Faults
  • Instrument Cluster Repairs
  • Engine Management Unit Services
  • Additional Keys
  • Climate Control Faults
  • Bulb Check System Deactivation
  • CAN Bus Upgrades
  • Wiring Loom Replacement / Repairs
  • Anything Involving Electricity
TDI Engine Upgrades
Accessing My Services

I'm based in Lancaster, just off M6 J34, and always appreciate it when A2s come to me. I'm sometimes to be found at 'satellite stations' in the Midlands and the South East. I also do 'retrofitting tours' a few times a year, where I travel between A2 owners to deliver upgrade and repair requests at owners' homes or places of work.
For Central European owners, I'm happy to travel. I also have a base in The Hague, which serves A2 owners in the BeNeLux region.

Please be aware that I am my own secretary and that I can struggle to reply to private messages promptly when work is busy. Rest assured, no message goes unanswered and I will get back to you. Thanks for your patience.

My list of services is always increasing, and I will continue to update and expand this thread as needed.

Warm regards to all,

Tom
Hi Tom,

just joined the club and now on my second A2 ( tdi ) with a hope to keep what I would class as a car before its time and still very much current in the everyday sense. A few electrical issues are current but we all need some ’ TLC’ to keep us going. Hopefully reading through some of the numerous various posts by ALL it seems there are a likeminded and helpful bunch of people on the site whom share a positive view also on keeping these little cars going.

I’m not a mechanic/ auto electrician and will no doubt be looking you up ASAP and others on the site to hopefully share the experience.

Great helpful post and look forward to hearing from you.

I am based in West Yorkshire and central to the motorway networks.

KR Nick
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hello, Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tom to have some work done on my A2. I am a recent convert to the A2 scene and soon realized from this excellent club that Tom is a highly respected and knowledgable individual with vast experience offering a multitude of upgrades. I had a DIS fitted, cruise control, keys reprogrammed and the obligatory drivers door lock swapped. His work is outstanding and would put many garages to shame. Everything worked as it should on the journey home and I am absolutely delighted to have found someone as talented as Tom to work on my car, I can not recommend him enough.
Graham, thank you very much for such a glowing review. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I'm delighted that you're so pleased with the work done on your A2. :)

Kind regards,

Tom
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
I can 100% echo all the positive feedback from Tom’s work, having had a whole bunch of work carried out on an A2 including SideGuard, colour DIS, dashboard refit, RNSE mk2 installation with GPS, BOSE, etc. etc.

The list was long but Tom carried out all the work superbly to a very high standard indeed, I thoroughly recommend him for any upgrade you’re looking at having.

In addition he’s always up for a chat about anything and is very knowledgeable on every topic I threw at him, always a fantastic pleasure meeting you Tom, hope to have you round again soon to finish up the next batch of upgrades
Thank you kindly. I look forward to seeing you and your A2 again. :)
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hi Tom:
Thank you for your help/Expertise via PM Guiding me with removing MFSW from the car , I look forward to meeting you some day.
Ami
You're very welcome. With any luck, it hopefully won't be too long until we can install it again!
 
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timmus

A2OC Donor
Hi Tom,

just joined the club and now on my second A2 ( tdi ) with a hope to keep what I would class as a car before its time and still very much current in the everyday sense. A few electrical issues are current but we all need some ’ TLC’ to keep us going. Hopefully reading through some of the numerous various posts by ALL it seems there are a likeminded and helpful bunch of people on the site whom share a positive view also on keeping these little cars going.

I’m not a mechanic/ auto electrician and will no doubt be looking you up ASAP and others on the site to hopefully share the experience.

Great helpful post and look forward to hearing from you.

I am based in West Yorkshire and central to the motorway networks.

KR Nick
Hi Nick,

I've started a private conversation with you.

Cheers,

Tom
 

noahsark6

Member
I met Tom (@timmus) for the third time yesterday for a socially-distanced Bose retrofit, and once again I'm over the moon with the result, it really does transform the car. I'm sure he understands the A2 better than I understand myself as he made a hell of a job seem like child's play! As well as the Bose kit, Tom fit a replacement door check strap, enabled mini-DIS (displaying MPG), enabled the door auto lock function and replaced missing screws and clips that he came across! This kind of attention to detail is so rare to find nowadays and it's so refreshing. Bottom line: if Tom does any work on your A2 you will not be disappointed.
Tom you're a top chap, thanks so much and see you soon!

Noah =)
 
Hi tom
first time i have contacted you via the forum and wanted to know if you are possibly planning any trips too merseyside? to carry out work on any of the A2OC members cars? would be really interested in the cruise control fit on both our A2s and both 2005 tdi. i have just started a thread today regarding a rear electric window issue i have and wondered if you can help/repair? not far from you tom only a run up the m6 which i do every day working in clitheroe so lancaster probably similar mileage if you are not visiting merseyside.
anthony
 
Forgot to ask also tom i have a sport steering wheel to replace the standard "plastic" SE steering wheel if you could do the swap.
 
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