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Is my car dbw or dbc? 2.4 V6 aps

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by melteddrummerr, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. melteddrummerr
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    As per title really, after reading a couple of threads on retro-fitting cruise control i'm quite inerested in doing the job. I can't find a throttle valve or cables anywhere so I'm guessing it's dbw.

    Thanks in advance, Andy.
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    Does it have an EPC light on the dashboard when you turn the ignition on?
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    yes mate it does, what does epc stand for?

    Cheers, Andy.
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    electronic power control AKA DBW. No throttle cable, the light is there to display a possible fault should the DBW and assosiated mech stop working?
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    I'm told another way to find out is; while stationary and in neutral put a few thousand revs on, then simultaneously press the brake pedal. If the revs fall by themselves then the car is DBW. This is apparently a safety feature in case of a stuck throttle pedal.
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    Thanks for the info lads much appreciated. I guess the retrofit of cruise should be fairly straight forward then, just a new stalk and a bit of wiring. I'll look in to it a bit more now i know the car is dbw.

    Cheers, Andy.
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