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    Question 8P Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The thread is jam packed with links to other threads which answer a good chunk of the most frequently asked questions in 8P. Please have a look here before posting and feel free to add more threads that you think will benefit others.

    As a start....

    RNS-E retrofit or Retrofit RNSE to 8P2 S3

    Part numbers galore!

    GUIDE: How to remove turbo and clean 'sticky' vane, which causes overboost

    Guide: The definitive 2009- LED Facelift

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    HOW TO SEARCH FOR YOUR OWN ANSWERS

    Thanks to MarriedBlonde, Voorhees and others.
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    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

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    Here is a guide to Changing Bi-Xenon headlights for European Driving on a A3 (8P) using VAG-COM. These instructions have now had a second section added on how to change the Adaptive Xenon headlights as well. These use a different Channel to the normal Bi-Xenon headlights.

    Change Bi-Xenons for European Driving


    I've just looked in Elsawin and it looks like a 2005 8P with Xenons should have a lever in the headlights to change them for continental use. Here is a link to the Elaswin page which may help:

    change xenons for continental use

    If your particular headlights do not have this lever then it may well be a visit to the dealer to have them changed on their diagnostic kit.
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    New wheel/tyre size calculator

    Will those wheels you want fit?

    Now you'll know

    http://www.wheelsmaster.com/rt_specs.jsp
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    DRL/Sidelight/Indicator/Side Repeater bulb change

    New DRLs from stock to whiter light (blue tint when off)
    DRLs: PIAA H227 Xtreme White S25 Single 382 Bayonet 21 watt
    12.71 each purchased from hid.uk.com/priracing.com

    UPDATE: New Chrome Mirror bulb due to be available mid May

    Sidelights from stock to whiter light (again blue tint, but not really noticeable)
    Sidelights: PIAA H222 Xtreme White Wedge sold in pairs 5 watt each
    Colour temperature 4150k
    11.91 for the pair purchased from hid.uk.com/priracing.com

    Also available in Chrome Mirror White Range (no blue tint to bulb)
    PIAA H363 Chrome Mirror White Range sold in pairs 5 watt each
    Colour temperature 4100k
    13.79 for the pair available from hid.uk.com/priracing.com

    Side repeater from stock orange to chrome
    Side Repeaters: 501 Chrome Wedge sold in pairs
    6.99 for the pair purchased from Autobulbs direct on Ebay
    Link

    Indicators from stock orange to Philips Silvervision (remove orange look)
    Indicators: Philips Silvervision PY21W Sold in pairs 21 Watt
    Purchased from Ebay for 8.99 (make sure the packaging is the new style not old)

    Full thread here
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    Installation of RS4 Start Button into 8P A3.



    All the part numbers and step by step photos can be found here: http://audiretrofit.quinlivan.net

    PM me for any queries about the installation.

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    Part numbers for the new MY09 facelight rear lights.

    3dr
    8P3 945 095A (tail light - left 2 doors - left hand traffic only)
    8P3 945 096A (tail light - right 2 doors - left hand traffic only)
    77.36 each inc VAT (UK)
    102.13 each inc VAT (IRL)

    If you want the right hand traffic versions just remove the A from the end of the above part numbers.


    Sportback
    8P4 945 095 E (left outer tail light)
    8P4 945 096 E (right outer tail light)
    8P4 945 093 D (left inner tail light)
    8P4 945 094 D (right inner tail light)
    No prices for the SB lights as yet.

    There is no difference in the part numbers for LHT and RHT SB rear lights.

    Lights include the glass, bulb holder and all bulbs.
    3dr lights are a straight swap. Awaiting confirmation of additional connectors required for SB inner lights.


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    Conversion pre-facelift double grill bumper (2003-2005) to facelift S-line bumper

    Ok here goes, after months of deciding I took the plunge and went for the conversion. Originally I had the split grill on my A3 - at the time of buying it was at the top end of my budget so was the best I could get. Leather interior was on the priority. My first purchase was the ABT front conversion panel, then I fitted an ABT lower spolier - I loved the look of this but still wanted the single grill so took the plunge.

    Basically I went from this



    to this




    HERES THE FULL THREAD - click the link below

    Conversion pre-facelift double grill bumper(2003-2005)to facelift S-line bumper

    Please can you make any comments on the above thread and keep this thread tidy.

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    Retrofitting Puddle, Warning and Footwell lights

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=58244

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    Enable Coming Home & Leaving Home Lighting without Auto-Lights or Auto-Dimming mirrors.

    Coming Home & Leaving Home Lights Enabled

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    Lamin-X Installation guidelines

    "Lamin-x Provides clear and colored
    protective films that protect highly
    impacted easily damaged areas.
    Use on paint, headlamps,taillamps,
    foglamps,or many other surfaces.
    Preserve the value and
    appearance of your
    valuables."

    Below is a pic of Lamin-X film fitted to my headlights and foglights. For more info regarding where the product can be purchased as well as the fitment thereof have a look at this thread:

    Lamin-X as well as facelift taillights fitted to S3


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    FORGE Intake (CAI) - Full Write Up: Buying/Fitting/Results

    Phantom Black S3, RNS-E with SDS Hack , BOSE, Sunroof, iPod, ITG CAI, Forge DV, Milltek TBE, Revo Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Sachs clutch, Lamin-X, BBS Pescaras, H&R springs, H&R ARBs, NGK Iridium Plugs, Vagcom.

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    Removing 2.0TFSI engine cover and fitment of airfilter

    Step by step procedure on removing your 2.0TFSI engine cover as well as replacing your airfilter

    2.0 tfsi how to remove the air filter
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    2004 to 2006 Facelift front - My guide! (Lee)

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    Is it possible to fit the Facelift S3 front end/New 09 Front Head Light

    Will the 2009 facelift S3 front end fit a pre-facelift S3?

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=61545


    Will the 2009 facelift LED A3/S3 headlights fit a pre-facelift?

    New 08-09 Front Head Light Conversion

    Technically yes, if you've got a lot of spare cash.


    This thread discusses aftermarket lights with LED DRLs for the A3 (still awaiting news):

    Led Headlights on pre facelift?
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    long life service explaing what it is

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    Doing 312mm brake conversion, what discs? & Big Brake Conversion

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    Is it possible to have a RS4 grill for S3/A3

    It is Possible!!! Click on threads below please:

    RS4 grill on an A3??http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread....ight=rs4+grill

    RS4 front grill?!
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=64483

    And I thought the RS4 grill was not supposed to fit our bumper!
    And I thought the RS4 grill was not supposed to fit our bumper!

    RS a member on the forum has made his own RS4 Grill for his A3 check thread for more info
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=68634
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    Matte Black Vinyls?

    Hi all, Just wondered if anyone knows of any vinyl wrapping companies out there and also if anyone has come across any pictures of a matte black S3 ??

    CHECK OUT THE LINK FOR MORE

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=64750
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    IPOD HOLDER AND 1.9 TDI POWER GAIN

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    Two Of Most Powerful S3 On The Site. GOOD BUILD THREADS!

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=64256 Big Andy Black Stealth Beast!!


    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=62770 Regal VF RSS S3 Build Thread...Jonnyc Ibis White S3!!
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    possible radiator fan problem? - Revo + Milltek + Forge = RS3 Check link's out!

    Possible radiator fan problem?

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=59532



    Revo + Milltek + Forge = RS3

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=58708
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    Cupra R splitter fitted to S-line bumper Guide - S3 Bumper fit to A3

    Cupra R splitter fitted to S-line bumper Guide

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=60902



    S3 bumper will if fit an A3
    check thread


    S3 rear Bumper. does it fit?
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    Tips/Advice what to look out for when buying a S3

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    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

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    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

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    Problems with electric windows auto-close feature:

    Yet another problem with auto-windows
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    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

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    Turbo back Milltek Mini-Review / Rough 1st to 2nd gear change

    Read thread's

    Turbo back Milltek Mini-Review
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=71619



    Rough 1st to 2nd gear change
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=65464
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    Difference between the 140 & 170 2.0 TDI - Pro's & Con's tuning 170

    Ever wonder how you can tell the difference between a 2.0tdi 140 and a 2.0 tdi 170? Click on the link
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=71627


    If you chip/tune a 170 a3 the gains?
    170 Remap
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    Looking on buying a 2.0 tfsi quattro

    Here the advice you were looking for....Click on thread
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=71886
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    S3 Bucket seats (How do you get in and out of your car without wearing the seat?)

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    Bluetooth connect/disconnect bong too loud?

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?p=544276
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    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
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    Revo Stage 2+ with KMD fuel pump internals - Sachs Clutch + Autotech + Revo Stage2+

    Wondering about results and feedback regarding items in title click on threas below:



    Revo Stage 2+ with KMD fuel pump internals from JBS By Warren Cox
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=72956


    Sachs Clutch + Autotech + Revo Stage2+ By Iggu
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=68859
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    Beginners Guide to the Best Performance Mods

    Lost where to start with performance mods?
    Check thread:

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    Next Mod: Milltek Exhaust or Fuel Pump ?

    Cant decided on Milltek Exhaust or Fuel Pump? Check Thread:

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=58987


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    Whining noise - Its the wheel bearing right

    Having a little Whining noise - Its the wheel bearing right? Or Tyres?

    Check thread for answer
    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=70200
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