Hi Ppl
Car is Audi S3 8L (2000 Vreg, APY)

I have this fault code appeared when scanning my car

01271 - Positioning Motor for Temperature Flap (V68)
41-10 - Blocked or no voltage - Intermittent

Every so often when i start the car up i get the coolant temp warning flashing on my display. this then goes off and all is fine.
however, i have noticed that the temp guage takes a while to get to running temp (90degrees i think).

i have got this from the Ross-Tech web site but i am still unsure:

01271 - Positioning Motor for Temperature Flap (V68): Faulty

Possible Causes

  • Wiring/Connectors from/to Positioning Motor for Temperature Flap (V68) faulty
  • Positioning Motor for Temperature Flap (V68) blocked
  • Positioning Motor for Temperature Flap (V68) faulty
Possible Solutions

  • Check Positioning Motor for Temperature Flap (V68)
    • See Measuring Value Blocks (MVB)
    • Perform Output Test
    • Perform Basic Setting
  • Check/Repair Wiring and Connectors
Has anybody had this fault before? if so....how do i cure it? and where do i need to look to check the wires?