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Is there anyway of finding out what extras my car has?

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  1. AidenUK
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    [Jan 8, 2010]
    I have tried using an Audi vin decoder, all i get is where the car was made pretty much.

    I would like to know what extras i have on my car when it was ordered from new?

    Having realised a few week back that i have heated washer jets i just wondered whether there was anything else the car had fitted as an 'extra' when new?

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    [Jan 8, 2010]
    Years ago, there used to be a thing on audi.co.uk called 'My Audi' where you could register your car reg and VIN number and it would produce a list of all the options your car left the factory with.

    This seems to have been removed now (although it's possible it's hiding somewhere in the website, I didn't search that much).

    However, things like heated washer jets are fairly standard across the range and so some of the more minor things (or those that are standard) would not be listed.

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    heated washer jets an optional extra?
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    [Jan 8, 2010]
    Yeah, heated washed gets as an optional extra, this was the case on my previous car.. a 57 plate GT Sport TSI 170.
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    Thats odd, I've never seen them on the configurator unless they are bundled in with something else?
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    On a VW, heated washer jets came part of the winter pack, which gave you heated seats, headlamp washers and heated washer jets. That's why i was asking the question about the Audi fella because my car does not have headlamp washers.

    Thanks
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    Only get headlight washers with xenons on the A3?
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    I recently did this for my mates BMW, and that was built in 1990, I was very impressed it brought up everything!

    If you can't fnd something online that does te same for Audi, surely you can just have a look at the car and compare it to an brochure for that car of that year? Easy to find them on the web normally.
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    Has your car got electric folding door mirrors as well?
    Folding mirrors inc heated washer jets was a £120 option on a3 s lines.
    If you visit your local Audi dealership, call in at the parts dept. Give them your chassis no & they will be able to print off the origimal build data for your vehicle. Done this a few weeks ago before buying a new S3, quite impressive what it comes up with actually.
    Hope this helps.
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    On my Passat there was a sticker - in the boot I believe - that had all the codes printed on it giving the spec of the carm including the £10K of options some muppet spec'd on it. There was a website that listed all of these codes. I assume there's something similar on the A3 - just never bothered to look.
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    That sticker should be on the first page of your service schedule as well
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    This is the sticker
    [​IMG]
    the first code is E4J =s-line
    then
    2EA = Disc brakes, rear
    And so on
    As translated here
    http://igorweb.org/equidec/
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    I was gonna say this sticker!
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    [Jan 9, 2010]
    Thanks to all that replied, i'll look into this further.

    Cheers!
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    Yep, check your sticker as paddy has given an example of. There should be one in your boot well and most likely a copy in your user manual as well. Then do a search for "Audi option codes" and you should be able to decipher everything.
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    Compliments on a very helpful thread. Learning something new every day from this site , cheers
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    Thanks for that John. That's a great link. I just copied the content of my sticker and codes into the form on the website and got a full list of the options. Was hoping there was something fitted I didn't already know about, but there were no surprises!
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    Glad it helped you out. Shame about the surprises though... ;(
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    D3mon and doctor46goat like this.
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    cheers for that link masterfx!
    Says my car should have a rear center armrest with cupholder, but it hasn't, I feel cheated now! ;-)
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Seemingly mine has heated washer jets .... Are these automatically activated as the car warms up ?

    Also has an interior light pack !!?? So what's different over the standard interior lights !?? Lol
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    I'm under the impression that the heated mirrors and washer jets turn themselves on when the thermometer reads below a certain temperature.

    Interior light has reading lights front and back, submarine lighting, footwell lights, puddle and open warning lights in the doors, ambient lights in the inner door handles and the centre console, if you have an ashtray instead of a cubby hole this is hidden
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Doesn't work for mine. :( Finds the car details but not the options.
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Thanks mate. Yes mine has all those lights ... So the original owner payed extra for the privilege !???
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    All the extras are listed for mine including interior colour options and "easy entry seats" wtf !!??
    However car is listed as 2006 when its a 2005.
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Is there somewhere I should be clicking to see the options? I just get this -

    [​IMG]Untitled by tomwh1te, on Flickr
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Are you certain there are extras fitted Tom ?
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Well I have an arm rest, heated seats, auto lights, xenons , auto wipers, electric folding mirrors, mfsw from what I know so guessing so! lol! That's just from my limited knowledge.
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    You should be able to scroll down past the green exclamation mark. It lists the standard and optional equipment.
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    How odd. Just done it again and got more listed now.

    Equipment
    Exterior colour
    Painting phantom black pearlescent
    Interior Colours
    Seat upholstery black
    Inlays black-black
    Floor mats black
    Headlining black
    Optional equipment
    Interior equipment
    • Illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Vehicle identification number
    • Auto dipping rear view mirror
    • Brushed aluminium inlay
    • Front centre armrest
    • Black headlining
    • Electronic climate control
    Exterior equipment
    • S Line Roof Spoiler
    • Exterior mirrors: electrically foldable and electrically adjustable/heated
    • Accoustic parking system - rear only
    • Bi-functional headlight with gas discharge lamp, for driving on the left
    • Headlight washers
    • Heated front washer nozzles
    Wheels/tyres
    • 225/40 R18 tyres
    Steering wheels
    • Leather trimmed multi-function sports steering wheel
    Seats
    • Leather seat covering
    • Heated front seats
    Infotainment
    • Radio "concert"
    • Speaker (active)
    Technology and safety
    • Separate daytime running lights with low beam assistant and "Coming Home" function
    • Automatic headlight-range adjustment dynamic (self-adjusting while driving)
    other
    • "S-line"
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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    I have just got my details after 2 attempts. Has it as a 2014 car not 2013. Also what's "nameplate in base trim"?
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