[V8] radio button spring problem

S_Matus scott_matus at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 6 18:38:28 EST 2006

George - 
  Send me a pic and I can souce the spring for you.  In fact I may have some in the "parts bin".

Message: 5
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 12:30:54 -0500
From: getur at optonline.net
Subject: [V8] radio button spring problem
To: v8 at audifans.com
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Ran into an interesting problem with the V8 radio. 

The springs behind the push buttons on these delta and gamma radios 
periodically break down and require replacement. I've done this before and 
have ordered the return springs from midwesternelectric. They are a 
certified blaupunkt repair service center. Well a couple of weeks ago the 
fm button stopped returning to it's position whenever it was pressed 
and if I hit a good bump the radio will skip between the fm bands. I 
called midwesternelectric and tried to order a bunch of those return 
springs and they tell me that they are forbidden to sell them since they are 
oem. They tell me that since last year Audi has told them they can't 
sell any oem parts. I then tried to order the return springs from a local 
Audi dealer and they tell me that they don't have any part number for 
them. I have to get the radio repaired which will cost $125 since that 
is the cost of swapping the unit. 

This is obscene. Does anyone have another source for these return 

George Tur

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