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Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.4 Sport Storyline

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    [Feb 12, 2013]
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    Just ordered new rear light clusters. £132 from some eBay guy that is breaking a B7 cab. I may buy the bonnet and wings from him too. Not the grill and the bumper beacuse I want the S-Line one.

    I will have my old lights for sale PM me for details.
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    Okay so finally I got the B7 rears UK version! Remember to buy them here not like eastern Europe because the fog light is on the wrong side! MOT Failure I believe.

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    So these are coming out soon! I will update you guys.
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    Some more pictures of the lights during the day:

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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    More pics!

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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    they dont fail the mot
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    can i just ask why didnt you just get a B7 ?
    with the money and work your doing you could have just bought 1
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    In left hand drive you have to have one on the right side. Some cars have two. I am not quite sure. Just a thought.
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    dont forget to code them up so they work as they should
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    B7 in the spec I want is pretty expensive. I am getting an insurance pay out and I can do all the work myself just need to get the parts. I am also getting a full paint job soon. And I paid peanuts for the car. So still haven't gone near exceeding the budget for this car when it comes to comparing it with a B7.

    And as far as I am aware the B6 vs B7 (look wise) is only:

    - Steering wheel,
    - Back lights,
    - Key fobs,
    - Head unit,
    - The front - bonnet, lights, bumper, grill, wings,
    - Apparently better acoustics in the roof although I don't care for it my car is really quiet anyway, glad it isn't a diesel.

    And obviously the B7 has different wheels and also engine choice and I think they do 7-speed in the multitronic (?) but don't quote me on this one.

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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    What do you mean? :) The harness is already been changed from what I can see. I don't thing these are LED though.
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    there plug an play with the harness you have
    but to make then light up correct they need a lil bit of codeing
    with VCDS
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
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    This is the harness that it came with. Can you help with coding? Or give me a hint at least?
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    you need VCDS to code them
    they will work but the top lights will be to dim
    think thats what it is
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    I swear I've seen this somewhere on forum but instead of programming they used a custom harness.
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    Finished product. Next mod is to put LED in them so need some P21W LED, PY21W LED and some standard SMD cap-less LEDs. Of course it will be more expensive to make them CAN compliant. Will take some pictures in the day light tomorrow.

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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    the codeing is car side not the lights
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Well of course. :)
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    For sale PM for details.

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    [Feb 15, 2013]
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Some more day light shots:

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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Update time:

    Ran a little LED assessment today.

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    Order will go in for bulbs soon!
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Finally debadge!

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    Finished with a G3 Liquid Compound polish.
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Quick shot at night before the upcoming LED update.

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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    All day cleaning up including:

    - leather cleaning and balming with Autoglym,
    - dry and wet vacuum,
    - cleaning, waxing with Demon Shine,
    - roof cleaning and preservation with Autoglym,
    - polish and buffing with T-Cut color restorer,
    - preserve the wheels with Autoglym alloy spray.


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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    I have gone to Bristol Audi today to pick up some Automatic Transmission Fluid for continuously variable automatic gearbox. There was one really stunning girl working there! I would say better than R8! I think I will put a job application in!

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    I also received the Home Coming/Leaving lights module. Will fit it soon and update you on how to do it and how it went. :)

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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    Hi guys,

    Small update. I started upgrading LEDs. I got some photos will upload tomorrow probably. Topped 500ml of ATF into the gearbox and works slightly better. So I will do the 7.7 liter replacement soon. I also got paid from my insurance so hunting for B7 parts and blowing money on the car all the way. :)
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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Let's get the ATF party started. So what I discovered recently is that I get most of the jerking and juddering when the car is going/parked downhill. I think is due the oil level being so low now that when the car is on the gradient (nose-down) all of the oil is gathering in the front of the gearbox while the pump is at the back so there is not enough oil pressure at the back and the gearbox can't grab the chain correctly. While I am on the gradient also an weird oil sensor message pops up on DIS. Is there a oil sensor in the Audi CVT 01J FYX Multitronic?

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    The engine oil is full all the time I check every few days. This only comes on uneven surface. I know that there are some electric problems with those sensors. Once I get a definite answer then I will get a new sensor. I will go ahead with the gearbox oil replacement first.

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    The folks at Audi were very nice I got a coffee and a discount!

    So the tools and bolts now...

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    I will update you guys on progress later when I get round to do it.
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    [Feb 28, 2013]
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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    the sensor light is the engine oil sensor
    prob nakerd
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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Thanks Bez you always cheer me up! :)
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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Took in the LED delivery the other day. I still need to order some more different ones. I haven't fitted them because I never have time and it was so cold lately.

    Top left are going to light the number plate.
    Top right went to the sun visor lights.
    Bottom left - couple are already fitted in the boot. One suppose to go to the glove box although I am not getting any voltage there so need to check the fuse. The extra couple I assessed wrong and wanted to fit them into the panel above the mirror although there are some different bulb types I have to research and buy.
    Bottom right - wanted to replace the door repeater lights although these are low quality LEDs they light up for a second in there and then go out so old bulb will remain there.

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    This is all the lights on the dome and sun visor lights:

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    This is just the sun visor lights after replacement and already much brighter:

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    Sorry for the low quality pictures. I will take my DSLR to take some better photos once I will get the replacement done.
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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Key replacement isn't going so well as I hit some troubles. The blades are slightly different size. I don't want to destroy anything especially my blade which is longer and to make it fit into the new key will take some DIY. I am not certain I can program them into my car either. I will see what I can do and pick the most reasonable solution. If it I won't be able to program them before fitting the blade then I will just stick with the old key and will have a couple B7 keys for sale.

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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    So onto the draining:

    Draining ATF

    Special tools and workshop equipment required.
    
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    Used oil collection and extraction unit -V.A.G 1782-

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    Do not run engine or tow vehicle when there is no ATF in the gearbox.

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    Please observe requirements for disposal.
    – Remove rear noise insulation.
    – Place used oil collection and extraction unit
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    – Unscrew ATF drain plug -A- with multipoint bit -3357- and drain off ATF.
    – Re-tighten ATF drain plug.


     Tightening torque: 24 Nm

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    pretty sure it's a bit mroe than just a software upgrade!
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    [Mar 2, 2013]
    You are right. Gearbox has the latest firmware uploaded. I have bigger problems than that though. I am looking for a replacement box at the moment. I drained the oil out of it exactly 4.2 liters and it had golden glitter in it and bits and bobs out of something that is dying. Put back 5 litres in exactly how ElsaWIN specifies. Box makes a horrible noise too. I will upload some old oil pics later. But I don't give up on my baby at all so detailed her all morning today! She will live!

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    [Mar 5, 2013]
    Hi guys,

    Bad news. Audi died few days ago. Gearbox just lost drive. It jerked and juddered then viciously downshifted span its front wheels and that was it. It is pretty brain dead too doesn't even go to emergency mode or anything.

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    I know the triangle is a bit too close :p

    German solidarity! Towed it home and it will wait for next step on the drive.
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    Could have predicted that this is going happen as this is what I found in the old gearbox oil:

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    Due to huge lack of gearboxes for sale for this car I am possibly facing a sale and getting another car. Best value for money I can sell this for I can either get an old BMW 330i / 330Ci or a Mazda RX-8. So unfortunately guys I might be leaving you soon. :3sadwalk::sob:
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