Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

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Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by EvilC » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:53 pm

Hi there, I’ve started on what I thought would be a 2 minute job to lift out the original dash tray and replace it with an original VW purchased dash storage unit with the lid in my 2019 Caddy. The unit even states Caddy on the label but it doesn’t quite want to go in. Has anyone else tried this and found that some of the lugs don’t quite line up. It’s the correct shape and locates at the rear correctly but the front just doesn’t want to go down. It’s clearly fouling on something. I just thought I would ask incase someone else knows what bits of plastic either on the tray on within the dash need to be removed.

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by Doc » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:04 pm

If your caddy is RHD then it won't fit. The dash top storage lidded box is only an option for LHD.
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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by EvilC » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:12 pm

Aaaahh!!! Now that would explain a lot!! The next question is do I try to make it fit! Hmmm that is very annoying. I’ve always added the lidded storage bin to my previous Caddy’s, so was trying to do the same here. VW really missed a trick not producing one for the RHD market. How frustrating. I don’t suppose there are any aftermarket solutions that you are aware of @Doc? Many thanks for the swift reply as well.

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by Doc » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:33 pm

There's nothing I'm aware of.
A few people have made modifications to the LHD box to make it fit but it's not simple to get it looking good.
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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by Rigguz » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:59 pm

This would be such a good mod if it could be achieved OEM or looking OEM! Shame it’s not an easy fix!

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by julianfecitt » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:23 pm

Yes I had look at work this week, although Etka doesn’t state it the box is only Lhd, I wonder if a Touran or T6 one would fit?

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by Doc » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:08 pm

You sure there's nothing on ETKS to denote LHD?
I seem to recall seeing something but maybe it was just the part numbers.
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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by Sag1 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:36 pm

I have the LHD box and have been scratching my head for a month on how to make it work but can't think of anything that's not too involved.

Getting the unit to click and fit in place is my toughest challenge. If I could get it in, (I think) it'd simply be a case of skimming a new lid with some P38/P40 and making the contours match the existing dash. Even this would require the existing lid to be taken down 1/2mm to allow the fillers to build, harden and shape.

With regards to finish however I don't think it'd ever be factory but you could either paint or retrim to match something else in the cabin so it doesn't look too out of place.
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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by julianfecitt » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:19 pm

Etka lists lhd & rhd dash trays, but the lid compartment is lhd part number 🙁

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by helipil0t » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:47 am

Thanks for the information !! i was looking to purchase the same part so you have saved me a few quid, will just have to live with a open tray in the dash top.

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by EvilC » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:41 pm

It’s such a shame. I’ve just upgraded from a Mk3, in which I installed the dash top storage compartment. Sadly the LHD unit is ever so slightly angled the other way. It’s only a few degrees out but it make all the difference. If VW had lined it up straight down the vehicle and made it square it could have worked for both LHD and RHD and it would have looked virtually identical. Oh well. If anyone out there is able to butcher a few of these with a view to making a 3D printed version let me know. I would buy one in a heart beat.

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Re: Caddy Mk4 dash top storage pod

Post by Proempie » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:35 am

I have a LHD Mk4 with the dash pocket. What I could do is take it out, make pictures, give measurements .. Anything to help you guys try and install it on the RHD model.

Just let me know how I can help, I'll happily tear my dash apart for you guys :D

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