A quick intro having just ventured into Audi ownership after years of Vauxhalls.
I am based in North Wales and have this week bought a 2004 S3 3 door 2.0 Tdi, 8P I believe? I bought the car for the umph it gives and the fuel economy, and so far am very impressed with both.
My first problem which hopefully is not the start of things to come involves the apparent failure of the amp serving the Bose system in the car, I have read many threads and it appears that the Bose amp is not the strongest out there, however I am not after an all singing deep bass sound machine just the fitted Bose system which until today worked well.
Problems so far are
A) The volume button on the Concert Head unit does not work that well and appears reluctant to turn the volume up and down without me gripping the volume knob pulling it out slightly and then turning it up (WD40 worth a try?)
B) More importantly the amp appears to have failed on me today, head works ok using radio and CD but outputs no volume. Reading through past threads points to a new/used amp for my car ans will look at Ebay, but is there any way of fixing the existing one? Yet to locate and examine the amp in my car but if I can fix it all the better? I do notice that when I remove/check the fuse for the amp the fuse holder under the bonnet sparks slightly, is that usual?
Any tips more than welcome and it is great to know that such a wealth of Audi knowledge is out there to a newbie like me, thanks,