Exhaust Emission Light on
My exhaust emission light has come on for some reason and was wondering what to do?
I have an Audi A3 3.2 2004 Reg and wondered if this was a common problem?
Dont want to take it to the stealers for an over expensive vag com.
I have looked online and found that I may be able to perform my own vag com
is this legal and would the cable above suffice?
lol, just seen a tumble weed go across the page when i opened this thread.
ok so i bought the cable and this is what it found...
00-Steering Angle Sensor -- Status: OK 0000
01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: Malfunction 0010
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
22-AWD -- Status: Malfunction 0010
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
76-Park Assist -- Status: OK 0000
2 Faults Found
17548 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor; B2 S2: Internal Resistance too High
P1140 - 008 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON
16544 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor B2 S2: No Activity
P0160 - 004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
Readiness: 0000 0000
Address 08: Auto HVAC
Cannot be reached
any help, ideas, suggestions.... would be much appreciated...
appreciate your help guys lol
anyway thought i would inform anyone that has a similar problem and let you know that after weeks of worrying how much money i will have to spend o2 sensors, cat converters, new MAF etc... i have found the problem as to why the exhaust emission light decided to show...
the wires joining the o2 sensor on the left cat had become unstuck and left hanging above the exhaust, eventually they completely burnt through from when the exhaust became hot, which then triggered the o2 sensor as it was unable to function properly. i have pictures to show but dont know how to paste them into the post
is that link the exact cable you bought? most the cables on ebay say they only work with the 8L A3 and not the 8P (which the 3.2 v6 is)
is a handy link for fault codes
Yes mate that is the exact one i bought. Had a look at the ebay ones, looked a bit shabby IMO.
I have an 04 3.2 (8P) and the software provided worked perfectly, managed to find the problem straight away.
Last edited by suthsy; 13th August 2010 at 21:59.
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