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    Lightbulb Did you know this about your S3.....

    Okay so this is either going to be a total noob thing to say or a pleasant surprise for some that didn't know.

    I for one did not know this and was chuffed when i found it out about my S3.

    Okay so you're in your car, windows down. You get out the car, remove the ignition key and shut the door. Lock the car and HOLD the lock button for a few seconds and BOSH! Windows go up

    I am extremely extatic about this although i have no idea why LOL.

    It also works if your car is locked and you hold the unlock key the windows drop.

    I hope someone is impressed with my find, if not then please ignore my child like excitement and feel free to hurl profanity at me

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    lol, sorry mate, i knew that
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    Old news but glad your happy buddy
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    I also knew that but you carry on enjoying the moment
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    One of the first things i try when i get a new car, S3 passed the test, although mine does take an age to start the process off, i end up stood there waiting to see if the windows have shut all the way as if i walk off the remote goes out of range the windows stop, i have to go back and sort it out and look like a tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3 Hoggy View Post
    Works with your sunroof too!

    Yes works great!
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    Dammit!! LOL

    I don't have a sunroof but that would impress me equally as much!

    I've never known about this feature being on cars before.

    I knew it was an option as 'smart windows' on aftermarket alarms but never knew it came as standard.

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    Also a quick one to save me starting up a thread for a quick question, what would you say roughly the range is for your remote locking to work guys? as mine's about 6-10metres i'd say which seems a bit short but i thought i'd ask before i go changine the fob battery??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamiG View Post
    Also a quick one to save me starting up a thread for a quick question, what would you say roughly the range is for your remote locking to work guys? as mine's about 6-10metres i'd say which seems a bit short but i thought i'd ask before i go changine the fob battery??
    Mines about 10m also but i have no idea how old the battery is...
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    The problem is the other way round. When you hold the unlock it puts down the windows. Nothing worse than going outside to find all your windows down and the doors unlocked, because you sat on the fob

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    remote lockign range seems to vary hugely, my old A3 would work from 30-40m easily, but my new one is around 20m or so

    Wind up/down function is brilliant isn't it, it's easily switched on/off in VAGCOM too, as well as auto locking, and an annoying honk when you lock the car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete20vt View Post
    Mines about 10m also but i have no idea how old the battery is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
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    Do they have Auto locking too?

    My x missus' LCR had it but i hadn't checked if my s3 has...

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    Mines about 10 meters at best, think I need to change the battery if I want a bit more 'range' Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamiG View Post
    Do they have Auto locking too?

    My x missus' LCR had it but i hadn't checked if my s3 has...
    As above, you may be able to activate auto locking via vagcom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chancer View Post
    The problem is the other way round. When you hold the unlock it puts down the windows. Nothing worse than going outside to find all your windows down and the doors unlocked, because you sat on the fob
    This has happened to me luckily guys across the road came over and said now my keys sit in my desk draw lol.

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    lol guessing you dont have/didnt read the owners manual as it tells you about the windows via remote in there.

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    haaaa! brilliant. Other cool features of an S3 are,

    comon issues with mafs,
    boost leaks
    cupholders which dont open
    over reving on gear changing, all of these are features implanted by audi engineers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    haaaa! brilliant. Other cool features of an S3 are,

    comon issues with mafs,
    boost leaks
    cupholders which dont open
    over reving on gear changing, all of these are features implanted by audi engineers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Tom View Post
    Mines about 10 meters at best, think I need to change the battery if I want a bit more 'range' Lol!
    mine has a really short range,, but whilst were on topic have you ever walked away out of range and held the key to you head with your mouth open towards the car and tried to lock it? does work as i do it all the time as im so forgetfull lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3_kev View Post
    mine has a really short range,, but whilst were on topic have you ever walked away out of range and held the key to you head with your mouth open towards the car and tried to lock it? does work as i do it all the time as im so forgetfull lol
    Yeah, I saw it on Top Gear.

    My GF lives in a top floor apartment and I always panic that I've left my car open... I can only do it from upstairs if I stick my head out the kitchen window and hold it on my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Tom View Post
    Yeah, I saw it on Top Gear.

    My GF lives in a top floor apartment and I always panic that I've left my car open... I can only do it from upstairs if I stick my head out the kitchen window and hold it on my head.
    seriously?
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    Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3_kev View Post
    mine has a really short range,, but whilst were on topic have you ever walked away out of range and held the key to you head with your mouth open towards the car and tried to lock it? does work as i do it all the time as im so forgetfull lol

    It works just as well with ones mouth closed, thus avoiding the gimp look.
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    Works on A3's too! Woop Woop =P

    Now I just need to get my dodgy drivers side window fixed. As someone with zero tools but a fair degree of mechanical competance, is this a job I should attempt myself or should I allow Audi to get their grubby mitts on it?
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    Yeh i also knew this, however my sister who owned it before me didnt. You can also do the same to the roof of my mums astra cabriolet, thumb starts to hurt after a while though as the roof takes its time.
    The thing about sticking the remote to your head works a treat as it turns you into an aerial, you dont need to open your mouth lol, that just makes you look a bit odd.
    The alarm on my alfa works a quarter of a mile away by putting it to my head.

    EDIT: Also found out today that if you press the unlock button 3 times while holding the lock button down, your car will start.
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    Pretty sure EVERYONE knew that, but well done old chap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Also found out today that if you press the unlock button 3 times while holding the lock button down, your car will start.
    No Offense but I dont think its possible...anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlippo View Post
    No Offense but I dont think its possible...anyone else?
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    lol, i would have wished to add an automatic starter, i had that on my civic lol but i prefer to keep the oem remote

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    hehe i already knew but i was the same when i first found that out lol i saw my mate do it on is golf and thought it was a special alarm or something so i tried on mine for jokes n it worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    haaaa! brilliant. Other cool features of an S3 are,

    comon issues with mafs,
    boost leaks
    cupholders which dont open
    over reving on gear changing, all of these are features implanted by audi engineers.
    Your clutch pedal position sensor is fecked if your car over revs during gear changes. I recently changed my clutch pedal (mate did) and he broke the sensor in question. My car has developed this since i've removed the sensor completely. Replace yours to see if it makes a difference. Circa 15 iirc.

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    Another noob here i didnt know about this feature went out and tried it there always good finding new features

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    Knew about this, but had to activate mine through VAGCOM.

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    Had mine Auto Lock at 15mph and also beep when locking.

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    I found out about the auto window open by accident. I must have pressed the unlock button on the key whilst it was in my pocket, I went outside the next morning and found my car locked but both windows down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    Had mine Auto Lock at 15mph and also beep when locking.

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    Activated the same things chap.

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    You can also activate the needle lighting so that just the white needles on the dials are illuminated as soon as you turn on the ignition. Need VAGCOM though
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