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Thread: Why haven't I got a dong when it's cold?

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    Why haven't I got a dong when it's cold?

    From the instrument cluster I mean .
    I was under the impression that when the snowflake symbol appeared (at 5 degrees I think) there should be an audible 'dong' to warn of potentially icy roads, like I had in my old Golf.

    After a bit of searching people suggested that it only happens when you're driving and the temperature drops down to 5 degrees, not when you start the car and the temperature is already below 5.
    But today I left work on 7 degrees and when the sleet started it dropped all the way down to 2. The snowflake symbol came on, but there wasn't a sound.

    Is mine faulty, or is it something that's just not there?

    Mine's an '07 Sport with the last of the red DIS's. It's got loads of menu's and options, including digital speed display and such, so I thought it would have an ice warning noise.
    Now: 2010 A3 SB S-Line Black Edition 2.0TDi 140CR. Panther Black
    Retro'd: Black S-Line badges | Private Plate | Come home lights activated | Fogs as corning lights activated | Hill hold assist activated | TPMS (via VCDS) activated | 3.5" s/s tailpipe | LED interior lighting.

    Gone: 2007 A3 SB Sport TDI 140. Dolphin Grey




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    no dong on my 09 plate S3. just a pretty snow flake. so your not alone... can't say it's really bothered me but each to their own

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    No warning sound on mine just the symbol (07 sport)

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    My 8L did a bong, my 8P doesn't. Probably something in the coding somewhere that you can get activated if you want, like the chirp when you lock/unlock.
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    i often loose my dong in the cold
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    Dong should be present, just less significant when cold.
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    I'll get my laptop out and see if I can get my dong to appear
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    Now: 2010 A3 SB S-Line Black Edition 2.0TDi 140CR. Panther Black
    Retro'd: Black S-Line badges | Private Plate | Come home lights activated | Fogs as corning lights activated | Hill hold assist activated | TPMS (via VCDS) activated | 3.5" s/s tailpipe | LED interior lighting.

    Gone: 2007 A3 SB Sport TDI 140. Dolphin Grey




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    There are loads of web sites that can help with this problem
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    your sort of right!
    you get the dong when driving and it drops to 5c and below!
    it does on my a4 anywho!
    but no dong if its already below 5 etc!


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    Looks like it's just us A3 drivers that are missing out then.
    Now: 2010 A3 SB S-Line Black Edition 2.0TDi 140CR. Panther Black
    Retro'd: Black S-Line badges | Private Plate | Come home lights activated | Fogs as corning lights activated | Hill hold assist activated | TPMS (via VCDS) activated | 3.5" s/s tailpipe | LED interior lighting.

    Gone: 2007 A3 SB Sport TDI 140. Dolphin Grey




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    I noticed when I swapped to a white led cluster that its not as loud as before. It definitely doesn't do it when you switch car on as I've just been out in it and its -1. Mind you, I'd quite like a bong when the ESP is working as you usually can't see the light because of the steering wheel angle :-P
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    [QUOTE=Khufu;147706. Mind you, I'd quite like a bong when the ESP is working as you usually can't see the light because of the steering wheel angle :-P[/QUOTE]

    now, that is a good idea..................................


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    I don't have a dong when it's cold, should I be worried and see the doc? Ha.

    My 61plate doesn't bong, just shows the snowflake.

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