T6 Cali Ashtray/cup Holder Console

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by rix_1gp, 6 Aug 2018.

  1. rix_1gp

    rix_1gp New Member

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    any for sale, or maybe a part no for a complete unit from the stealers
     
  2. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Is the Cali one different?
     
  3. paulscryer

    paulscryer Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I wouldn’t bother. They rattle like mad when pulled out. Hot brew all over the dash :mad:
     
  4. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I’ve had a search round and I don’t think the Cali one is any different from the ordinary one. As @paulscryer said, it’s hopeless as a cup holder, I use mine for change and chewing gum.
     
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  5. rix_1gp

    rix_1gp New Member

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    so I leave it
     
  6. paulscryer

    paulscryer Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Up to you.
    Although I’m unsure if the console comes as a whole lot, which includes the bottle holder and chiller beneath it as well.
     
  7. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I think chiller is a bit optimistic. Mine doesn't keep anything chilled and I've checked the little wheel inside and its open but its a waste of time as a chiller. Still love the comfort dash though.
     
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  8. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    And I also agree, any drink held in the cup holder does spill everywhere and it rattles when open. Good old VW build quality is becoming a thing of the past.:(
     
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  9. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Yes I've found the same. Actually when I took mine out to route some wires after having it a few months I found that mine had been assembled incorrectly and the little wheel had been clipped on backwards (There's a pic on a thread I had from way back but I can't find it) so that even fully open there was only a tiny gap. Unfortunately even after fitting it properly it was still crap and doesn't have enough strength to chill anything.
     
  10. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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  11. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I took my apart as I thought there must be something wrong but it was all fitted correctly just as you said, not enough strength. At least it keeps my water bottle out of the sunlight which kinda helps keep it chilled.
     
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  12. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Haha I've just looked again and it's you and me saying the same thing as this a year ago :D
     
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  13. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I just looked and I commented then about taking it out completely. Didn't make any difference, in fact I think a more narrow opening would create a jet effect so put it back in. The disappointment was quick to return.
     
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  14. paulscryer

    paulscryer Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Little wheel? Same as in glovebox?
     
  15. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I spent a bit of time looking at this a week or two ago.
    I removed the tilting bottle holder bit from the section that clips into the console. This let me see how the black disk foamy thing is sitting.
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    Answer: Badly
    They don't line up.
    Also there is a grabbing hole at the bottom of the disk and the foam isn't forming a seal and a big gap for air escape.
    There was no way I could find to get them both to line up. Is it possible their is another black plastic circle foamy disk design available?
    I put it back together and ignore it.
     
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