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Jayw13702

Member
Personally I would replace with genuine Audi springs but others will be along shortly to advise on cheaper alternatives.

I used KYB springs on my A2 when they had both snapped.

I’ve used KYB a lot over the years on many of my projects and found them to be good value and very robust.

My springs were £35 for the pair



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Robin_Cox

Member
Fitted two lovely new @depronman wiper arm refurbs to two two cars and half a pair of heated mirrors to my project car. The passenger side mirror housing had the heating wires tucked away in the factory 18 years ago, and as the first person to unwind them, it was my luck to find that one of the female connectors had corroded through completely so the plastic socket came off in my fingers.. leaving one wire with a corroded end piece (the other is intact) ... going to try cleaning it up and seeing what I can solder on in its place.
 

Jayw13702

Member
Today I managed to get the project out of the garage to give it a wash

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Still a long way to go


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Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Today I treated Spud to a set of blue led interior bulbs.
Whilst fiddling with the front lights tried the BSS switch.
Behold I now have an OSS again, so spent a few minutes cleaning the seals and rolling the roof back n forth. Result!

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Darren C

Admin Team
Does that mean that you’ve found the holy grail to fixing BSS, fit internal blue led bulbs... 😉

Seriously, good news Bob.

Today I treated Spud to a set of blue led interior bulbs.
Whilst fiddling with the front lights tried the BSS switch.
Behold I now have an OSS again, so spent a few minutes cleaning the seals and rolling the roof back n forth. Result!

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Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Does that mean that you’ve found the holy grail to fixing BSS, fit internal blue led bulbs...

Seriously, good news Bob.
Oh that it were that simple. I have no idea why it stopped some months ago, nor why its decided to work again. Maybe its temperature sensitive!

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audifan

A2OC Donor
That is why recommending a brand is so difficult. I am not alone in the companies I will not deal with. Unfortunately it appears the "good" brands are cutting corners and quality drop offs are everywhere. Most will now have a brand they would no longer use through choice or experience. Not to mention there are so many copy parts out there.....
 

Skipton01

Admin Team
True and fake parts are a worry, although happily, they're few and far between for our little A2s - simply not the volume of sales to make pattern parts attractive and therefore attractive to the copiers.

That being said, there's also the issue of planned obsolescence - making parts that are assured to wear out in pretty much a set time. Coating quality on metal parts is always an issue, more so in the UK with our foul winters and wet, salty roads. You pay your money and make you choice. It's not as simple these days!!
 
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