Sounds like the frame isn't popping up. The upper section raises up a
bit - the part towards the dash goes a little higher than the part away
from the dash. It should do that when it opens up. It's actually more
stable than it looks when it works properly. But still a terrible
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
if you had a dunkin donuts on your way into work, you would!
the cup holder is really for my wife, who likes to stop and get coffee
on the road whenever we're going somewhere together.
but anyway -- the cup holder wouldn't hold a dixie cup the way it's
operating right now. it's about a quarter of an inch deep, so it gives
no lateral support.
Peter Bell wrote:
My cupholder pops out, and a small tray unfolds underneath it, giving
about 2 inches depth from bottom of tray to top side of cupholder frame.
Definitely not enough to hold a bottle of water going around a turn at
higher speed, which, after all, is what I got an Audi for.
So instead, the water bottle sits next to me on the left hand side,
tucked inside the seatbelt so that it butts up against my hip. Gatorade
bottles work too, almost anything that's capped. It's easy to reach
when I'm stopped at a light.
Yeah, there should be sprung folding bits which pop out top and bottom to
support the cup. Maybe they're stuck - all jammed up with McDonalds Coke.
BTW, don't get lazy and leave one of those McDonalds Coke paper cups in the
cup holder overnight - the stupid location of the cup holder means it'll
fill your stereo and A/C controls full of sticky Coke.
My A/C controls stopped working properly for about 2 months due to this -
even after I took the control panel right apart and cleaned it all up.
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