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Boot 12V power socket... help?

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Ok - I am slowly but surely trying to make my Avant near perfect and the next challenge I face is that the power socket in the right rear trim of the boot of my Avant (B7 etc) is missing its cover (that I think? flips down to give access to the socket). The power works fine, but would prefer my three year old daughter to not stick her fingers in it (I know having a cover to the socket is scant protection given the inquisitiveness of pre-schoolers).

Just wondered whether anyone could tell me if it is possible to get a replacement cover (or worst case complete power socket with cover) and if so what is the part number?

I have scowered the VAGcat site and can't pin it down. Went into a really unhelpful stealer this morning (to get a touch up stick - Oh the joy of waiting ten minutes for something I ordered a week ago and confirmed that I would be picking up 15 minutes before I got there - do they make you wait on purpose?!:ffs:) and he sucked his teeth when I showed him the power socket and said they'd have to remove the trim and that would be a couple of hundred quid. His solution - stick a cork in it! Nice. Well at least it was a practical suggestion:rolleyes:.

Anyway, grateful for any help!

SW20AudiA4

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You can get plastic covers that sit in the socket. They will stop fingers being poked in but could also end up lost as they are not attached in anyway.

If you cannot find any generic ones, both Ford and Saab have them in their cars so you must be able to buy from them, the Saab one is much chunkier (and better in my opinion).

If it really is a big job to replace the fixed cover this option will be much cheaper.

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Yes:D! Thanks so much for this Andy_Bangle. My car is a 2006 55-plate A4 Avant 2.0T FSI Quattro S-line...

I can't make it out very clearly, but it does look very similar to that. I am wondering if I buy the whole electric socket etc. whether I can simply take the cover off the new one and attach to the already installed one as that appears to have a couple of pins to hold the cover flap.

If anyone has one of these installed in their Avant could you have a look and confirm / refute if this might be possible?

Thanks... SQ20AudiA4

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Why not just stop putting your three year old in the boot?:)

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Ha Ha! Very good...:roflmao:

Unfortunately doesn't help me much, there are times when a picnic in the boot under the cover of the tail-gate is the ultimate in fun and adventure for a 3 year old!

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Just had a quick look at mine & I would say it is going to be a panel out job to install it (the pic shows a nut holding it in which suggests the same). The load-liner mostly covers mine so a cig lighter blanking plug and loadliner would probably be the easiest option, or even LL & aforementioned cork !

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Thanks all for your help. Just thought I would post a note to say that I ordered the new socket housing (the Avant one of the items highlighted). I initially looked at taking the panel out to completely replace the existing socket holder. Hmm - got about 20 minutes in and thought I would stop for fear of making a complete mess:eek:.

20 minutes out, with a cup of tea and I took the decision to simply replace the spring loaded cover (the one that was already in the boot still had the two hinge pins in perfect working order). So, a few minutes with a bit of cotton and a cupboard closing stopper (the little half spherical rubber bits from kitchen cupboards - £1 for a hundred from B&Q) which I used to keep the free end of the spring held back (by stabbing it into it) and I managed to replace just the covering flap. Now, 12V socket like new, all for the princely sum of £6 +++!

Thanks, and happy Easter one and all.

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