Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cheshire UK
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Thanks for the feedback,
So it doesnt sound like that big a deal afterall to fit.. any ideas how much an ini exhaust place might charge for the snip and fit (ie how long does this aspect really take)?
The big Im concerned about doing this the DIY route is the chassis drilling and then having to prime/paint to avoid corrosion. Electrics Im all good with but even though I've renovated an entire house myself, I just don't fancy drilling my cars Chassis as well as having to take out half the interior (after all boot liners are considered) so would rather give someone else that pleasure. Nobodys mentioned the drilling aspect though, so is this really the case or have I missed something?
No problem at all if you wanted to fit the exhaust first and do wiring later. However the wiring needs to drop down to each of the backboxes from behind the heatshields which have to come off first to enable you to pull the grommet out and fees the cable through.
If your a bit ambidextrous then im sure it can be done but just a heads up.
TBH the wiring is not something you should worry about as it really is very simple and i/we can guide you if you plan to tackle it yourself
I asked two mobile mechanics about it and sent them the instructions. One said 2-3 hours where the other said let's see how we go. Having studied the instructions and got to know the system a little better after installing the electrics, I told the second guy what steps to take, helped manage the heavier parts and he charged £60 Inc VAT which I assumed was an hour and quarter.
I've got full ADS (steering, suspention, gearbox etc) so when this gets fitted, I'll let you know the results! Big thanks BigP, I couldnt get it the same price as you despite my best efforts, but wasnt too far off in the end. For those interested I've paid £220 + £45 shipping.
@unsilence, just because theyre out of stock doesnt mean they cant get them again. I'd suggest giving them a call- theyre sheffield Audi as detailed in the item details. give them a call, say you want one, see what they come back with. It never hurts to ask!
@unsilence there's still one in stock....?
OK they quoted 3.5 hours to fit @ the accessory rate of £90P/H = £315 I managed to get a small discount on this rate. I wanted them to do all the work as the car is still under warranty. I am also happy for them to have the stress of removing / not damaging any trim.
The exhaust is on ebay, from Boston Audi @ £250 (Or offer) + £45 p&p = £295. My dealer has matched my offer + postage.
All in it will be supplied, fitted and warranted for a shade under £600, I'm more than happy with that.
Two very large boxes just got delivered to me
Planning on attempting the wiring next weekend so will be interesting to see how that goes. Look forward to hearing how yours went @Barmybob !
Thanks @BigP for posting the picture of where you mounted the control module. I cant quite make out- how did you fix this? Cable ties or double sided tape of some sort?
Any advise re running the wire from the back? Im still a very early owner of my A5 so want to make sure Im not taking things off or out and risking loosing fixings that I dont need too! Is it easy using a electricians type flexible pull through wire to get the cable from the boot, behind the seats, then under the console? Do I need to remove the central console or are their "hacks" by just removing certain parts of it?