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Facelift 2017 Audi S3 panoramic sunroof

M7MD Sep 20, 2017

  1. M7MD

    M7MD New Member

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    Dear all

    Panoramic sunroof:

    * Opening/Closing speeds,
    What is the safest speed while opening and closing the panoramic sunroof to avoid issues.

    * Safe Driving speed,
    What best and safest speed to drive while the Panoramic Sunroof is opened to avoid having issue with the panoramic sunroof.
     
  2. moonlight

    moonlight Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Floret Silver Audi A3

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    I open mine up whenever I feel the need...stationary ..or otherwise.......I think the only occasions I feel forced to close up is because of noise...which can sometimes cancel out the tunes
    1. Open/close - 0-70mph
    2 As above

    HOWEVER.......I opened mine yesterday at around 25mph.......only to be dumped upon by a bird with very accurate bombing skills.....shoulder and seat taking a direct hit......true story
     
  3. M7MD

    M7MD New Member

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    That bird has skills hahahahaah lolz

    I’m really concerd about the opening & closing because in my previous car a 2014 Mercedes A250 sport the Panoramic Sunroof had a fail and spoiled for some reason and the closest reason was I used to open and close at 86mph so that what spoiled the motor because of the wind hitting it. And told me that you can drive up 86 with it opened no issue

    I stopped doing it in my S3 but little bit concerned that while driving is okai to drive up to 86mph
     
  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    I wouldn't drive my car over 60 mph with roof open, the car will tell to close the roof at a certain speed as it's causing too much drag, best leave it tilted at higher speeds
     
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  5. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Well-Known Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic saloon DSG

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    Some people will tell you that's lucky.
    Personally I've never considered it to be lucky as it only ever results in a horrible mess and I've never won the Euromillions!! lol
     
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  6. Pickle1970

    Pickle1970 Active Member

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    I open and close mine at any speed, I also have it open at 80mph and the car has never told me to close it.
     
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  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    Something wrong with yours then
     
  8. Pickle1970

    Pickle1970 Active Member

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    Hahahaha or is there something wrong with yours??

    red pill or blue?? ;-)
     
  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    Honestly the warning comes up on DIS telling you Close roof excessive drag etc etc
     
  10. Steaman

    Steaman New Member

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    I also open and close mine at any speed, and no message received.

    Must be something wrong with your car!
     
  11. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    Nope nowt wrong it check your manual
     
  12. Steaman

    Steaman New Member

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    "Excessive drag" Hm... Could be your outfit. :yum:
     
  13. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    Whilst driving a car.... Lol trust me l have had my S3 for over 2 and half years and the warning came up from week one
     
  14. Steaman

    Steaman New Member

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    I was referring to your clothes. Drag as in "Drag queen". :yes:
     
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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    I got that mate, maybe all of the above should give there cars some mid range welly from 55mph to 80mph and you'll see the caution sign appear on the DIS
     
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  16. Steaman

    Steaman New Member

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    I cant see any benefit with that message, if it exist. The sliding glass panel will not come loose on my A3, not even at top speed.

    Do we have the same message for the side windows?

    I didn't notice any message when testing the wind noise in a A3 Convertible with folded roof.
     
  17. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition

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    Well there must be sensors fitted to the car for DIS to display this..... Obviously the tech boffin members that can prove this no longer frequent this forum as much @Rob2k68 am sure he would confirm my point on this as he's got the pano-roof
     
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  18. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Audi S3 Team Ara Blue saloon

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    To be dead honest, I would never leave my pano in the open position above 40 mph, regardless of warning displays. Too much wind noise and the wind deflector/bug collector will take a beating at high speeds, including the sliding sun shade regardless of whether it is closed or open.
     
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  19. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding Site Sponsor Team Ibis VAG Can Professional VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    I open / close my roof at any speed but as many have said above, I tend to close it when above 60mph. The "drag" messages, and all other economic based DIS messages, can be turned off via VCDS and alike within the CAN Gateway if needed.
     
  20. GTAIVgunner

    GTAIVgunner Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi Manual

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    The DIS only gives you economical advice (close windows/sunroof, follow gear change, shift to neutral to use stop/start...) if you’ve got the DIS on the car section and are using the economical view. If you’ve got it on digital speedometer or reduced display then it won’t work :)
     
  21. Dan Halen

    Dan Halen Member Team Vegas Yellow

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    I don't keep mine open much above surface street speeds. It's not the roof itself I'm worried about, but rather the shitty pantyhose they used for the deflector. Don't care to have to clean bugs out of it...

    The whole “panoramic” thing is a bit of a farce. The opening is marginally larger than what VWs and Audis have had for years. I much prefer the moonroof design of my A4 and A5 VWs, but... this one is fine overall.
     

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