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    Hey all i just baught a A3 56 plate from a dealer. I paid for a years warranty on it.

    Im just wondering what is broken in my aircon is it a part or do i just need to refill the aircon

    The Economy button light wont switch off even when i press the auto button i read the manual and it says that the econ light should go off if not contact your local garage. Is this a problem with a part then or do i just need to go get it re-filled or how ever aircon works

    can someone fill me in please

    thanks alot

    Dave

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    Without plugging the car into a computer for the fault codes it's impossible to say.

    Could be anthing from needing to be filled to compressor blown up. Have a look at kwik fit for the 40 refil and work or no charge deal they do. Basicly if after filling it doesnt work they won't charge you, then you know it's something more and time to find a specialist ( stay away from Audi as they do not tend to know a lot about the aircon side)

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    I had a similar problem last year, is your engine management light on? If it is, then this is what happened to me http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...roblem-and-IMF

    Taking it to Kwik Fit or something for a regas as suggesed would be a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davemarsden View Post
    Hey all i just baught a A3 56 plate from a dealer. I paid for a years warranty on it.

    Im just wondering what is broken in my aircon is it a part or do i just need to refill the aircon

    The Economy button light wont switch off even when i press the auto button i read the manual and it says that the econ light should go off if not contact your local garage. Is this a problem with a part then or do i just need to go get it re-filled or how ever aircon works

    can someone fill me in please

    thanks alot

    Dave
    two most common things would be either a regas or the HPS or LPS have worn out and the sensors are around 50 quid a piece and they wear out often!


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    Umm i have a years warranty im guessing that the Gas wouldnt be covered in the warranty.

    Other than that i JUST baught the car so shouldnt the garage i just baught the car from pay for the aircon re-gassing as in the advert it said it had aircon but theoretically i dont have aircon lol

    what u recon i do ring the garage?

    Cheers

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    The same happened when I bought my '07 S3. ECON light would not go out. As others recommend, I took it to Kwik Fit, who didn't charge as the aircon wouldn't work - they said it'd either be the compressor or the sensors. Mine turned out to be the compressor - a known A3 fault. Got that fixed under AUDI warranty. Then the sensors went, so they were replaced soon after.

    You've got your warranty Dave - just check it covers aircon. Even if not, you can go and have a friendly but firm discussion with the garage who sold it to you knackered.

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    Did you get anywhere on this? I'd have taken it straight back to the garage.
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