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Thread: 8V FL S3 - OEM Aluminium Gear Knob replacement

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    Default 8V FL S3 - OEM Aluminium Gear Knob replacement

    Hi guys

    Has anybody installed or enquired about this aluminium gear shift on an 8V S3?

    It has PART NO. 8V0863278G HVI and is available for ~100 in the UK, but the local Audi dealer here has quoted $900!

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    Jason

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    There's one on eBay for $195 if you're interested mate

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162282358738



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    Yes, I bought and installed it. Got it from europrice.us: http://europrice.us/shift-knob-and-b...luminum-manual

    See this post: http://www.ozaudi.com/forums/showthr...ht=#post442618
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    Cheers guys. Good to know it's a genuine Audi Exclusive item. No idea why the parts guy quoted close to a grand to track one down!

    Were Europrice good to deal with? And are there no reputable genuine parts stockists in AU? Sorry for the endless questions, new to the marque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc86 View Post
    Were Europrice good to deal with? And are there no reputable genuine parts stockists in AU? Sorry for the endless questions, new to the marque.
    Europrice are excellent - Alex (the owner) knows his stuff and is very helpful. I ordered my US-spec grille through him as well, which was a much more expensive and tricky-to-ship item.

    There aren't any Australian stockists for parts like this that I'm aware of, no - the customer-base is too small for it to be financially viable I'd expect. Europe, the UK and the US are your best options. Unless you're in a serious hurry, any reason for an aversion to overseas sellers? Local dealers will always quote outrageous prices because they can, and customers who choose to order parts through them are probably not sufficiently savvy to track them down online and DIY-install, saving a bucketload in the process. Then again, the convenience may make it worthwhile for some.
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    Thanks mate, that's all really helpful. No aversion to overseas sellers, I just thought that shipping fees might outweigh any savings from buying from overseas vendors, not realising that there aren't any local ones to pick from!

    Is the fitment of the gear knob pretty straightforward also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc86 View Post
    Thanks mate, that's all really helpful. No aversion to overseas sellers, I just thought that shipping fees might outweigh any savings from buying from overseas vendors, not realising that there aren't any local ones to pick from!

    Is the fitment of the gear knob pretty straightforward also?
    Shipping from overseas has become relatively cheap and fast from most sellers I've found. Obviously there are exceptions, but a week or less from the US isn't unusual in my experience - which is often on par with what Australia Post manages for interstate shipments...

    The gear knob doesn't include fitting instructions but I got my local VW/Audi specialist to send me the fitment PDF from ETKA, which I've posted here if you need it. It did end up being quite fiddly - you need to be very careful to remove the existing boot without scratching the trim; I used a couple of thin but blunt knives in the absence of the proper 'wedge kit'. When attaching the new shifter I decided to fit a very small hose clamp (6-13mm IIRC) instead of the supplied clip, because it was easier to attach without the special hose-clip pliers, and is adjustable later on if necessary.
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    Cheers Adam. Order placed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc86 View Post
    Cheers Adam. Order placed!

    Hi jjc86

    I was just wondering if you managed to install this into your MY17 S3? Was wondering because I ordered one of these as well (not from Europrice) but the shift boot did not fit. It was too small and looked as if it was made to go into an S1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ndle55 View Post
    Hi jjc86

    I was just wondering if you managed to install this into your MY17 S3? Was wondering because I ordered one of these as well (not from Europrice) but the shift boot did not fit. It was too small and looked as if it was made to go into an S1
    Not yet fitted as my car has yet to arrive. Will let you know how I go in due time! I hope you get yours sorted out mate


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