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    displaying fault codes

    On my mate's TT he can display fault codes and system info such as oil pressure, oil temp etc on the climate control readout display by a simple combination button press of the climate buttons.
    Can you do something similar on an A3 Sportback TDi?

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    Re: displaying fault codes

    No-one ever heard of this then?

    or am I just being thick?

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    Re: displaying fault codes

    heard of it, but I thought it was only available on earlier models? could be wrong. There's normally some muppet on ebay trying to sell this sort of info...

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    Re: displaying fault codes

    You could do this on the old A3 models and TTs but not aware it can be done on the new A3.

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    You can read the info on the climate control panel here -
    http://www.audiworld.com/tech/int6.shtml

    I don't think it works on the newer models, could be wrong.....

    Regards, John.

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    Interesting - my old Focus ST170 could show diagnostic data as well. When turning on the ignition, you used to hold down the trip odometer reset and you could cycle through various readouts.

    Perhaps the 8P doesn't have it because they'd rather you visit a dealer for any fault diagnosis. There's enough knowledge these days on car enthusiast forums like this to cover just about anything!
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    They took the feature off the 8P model because the log kept getting flooded with the message "Need more oil".
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    Here's a link to the tricks and tips thread for the MKV Golf. A lot of them are similar to our cars.

    http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forums/thread/55054.aspx
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