How to Install the "Euro"
German Lower Dash Unit

These mods were done on a Roadster. These parts were ordered from Martyn Franklyn, from

Audi TT Roadster

VAG Parts Department- UK Audi Parts

The parts are:

Black dash 8N1 857 919 6PS

German Lower Dash Panel


Fuse panel part, (inner) picture 8N0 858 387

German Inner Fuse Panel


Lower Panel Support

Lower Panel Support BracketLower Panel Support Bracket


TT Owners Manual, Binder

German Inner Fuse Panel


Start by removing the 2 T-25 Torx screws from the bottom of the valence panel, under the steering wheel. Then open the fuse panel door, and remove the 4 Torx screws as shown.

You need to remove them all for the new fuse panel.


Pull the panel up a bit, and forward. You will need to release them from a captive clip on either side of the steering wheel. You may have to reach down underneath, while inverted, to release this panel from 2 white nylon holding clips. The panel should easily drop down. It's a bit heavy, so be careful here. The result in the drivers seat area should look something like this.

Next, remove the Headlight switch from this panel. There are 3 T-25 torx screws here. One is behind this assembly. See this photo for reference. Note: this shows my completed mods. of my headlight switch modifications. Your switch does not look like this, exactly. Your actual views may vary.


Next, release the cable plug/harness from the switch. You can pull the connector from the switch easily. Do the same with the connector that is attached to the dimmer switch nearby. The Main Switch assembly should be free. Now comes the tricky part.


You have to remove the mounting piece of plastic from the main headlight switch. Look at the tab here. Press inside it to release it. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver. Easy. Pull it gently back a bit.


Now, find these tabs, top and bottom of the unit. Press them in. They should release easy.

Once you release these tabs, you should be able to remove the mounting bracket from the switch-bezel assembly



Take the headlight switch assembly, and push it into the front of the new lower dash. It will pop into place fairly easy. You may have to *gently* coax the tab on the bottom of the headlight bezel in a bit, to clear the new dash unit. These tabs stick out a bit as you try to re-install the switch unit. Here is a view from the rear.

You may need to remove this aluminum piece also, both sides of the wheel. The right side one is more difficult to remove.
New panels in place, ready to re-assemble.





 

It was not an easy job to do. It took about 2 hours, with the removal of the light switch, play with the wiring, take some photos, etc. It was very hard to get the lower left corner into place. You may need to remove this bolster piece. The 2 screws on the bottom of the OEM unit cannot be re-used. You will also have the 3 T-25 Torx screws left over from the headlight switch. There are 2 holes in the new unit to put screws through, intyo the "U" shaped bracket that comes with the kit.

By Jeff Bipes