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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Greg-S3, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Greg-S3
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    Ive noticed a few people saying they have used their climate control to display the engine temp!?!? Is this true, and if so how is it done!
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    Yes, on mine I press the recirc and up button together it displays 1c then i scroll up to 49c using the + button then press recirc button again and hey presto! engine temp
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    My 5 min guide just for you lol:

    climate1.jpg

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    Hope this helps :)
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    your digital display looks a bit ropey to me :)
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    lmao, thats the child display (accessable via another top secret menu) lol
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    Alex c.jpg
    The Alex C Menu
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    noooooo, the evil man has me in his 'James Bond machine gun on car' sights
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Is that unit for sale? Nice unmarked buttons... :whistle:
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    Is there any way of doing this on pre-facelift displays?
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    same procedure, same buttons.

    Recirc and the up arrow that points flow at the windscreen.
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    I've given it a go and it does a whole host of things!! Very impressed by it!
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    just off out in the rain to try this out......
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    You can see air con voltage, time since last used, interior air temp, engine temp and more!! Well impressed
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    I er, guess you like it then lol
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    learn something new every day, not tried it yet tho quite clever tbf
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    Cheers Aragon, always thought you could only do that on later cars!
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    My A3 has this aswell. very ery useful. Does anyone know what the other numbers are for and if so what is what lol ?
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    is there a list of what does what to what number or is it on that link? im being super lazy?
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    Theres a few lists floating around but not all of them are correct. For instance some say 51 is coolant temperature, but its actually 49 on every one i've tried.
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    sweet thanks is this water or oil temp?
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    Engine temp generally means water temp :)

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    yes its on the link in post #3, but as Aragorn (Strider), son of Arathorn and Ranger of the North says it is not correct. Is there a confirmed list of what these all are?
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    Lol.

    I think it varies a bit from car to car. Most of them line up on most cars, but they are not all correct. The most notable being the 49/51 confusion, as if you notice the list above says 49 is some speedo fault count, and 51 is engine temp. On my car, 49 is coolant temp, and 51 just permenantly displays 90 once the engines hot.
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    hmmm, looking at that list there isn't one for Oil Temp - can we get this any other way? This would be useful...
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    Only way to get oil temp is by using VCDS and it takes the temp from the sump. Best place to take the temp is from the oil filter housing/oil cooler. You can buy kits for this and fit a gauge if really interested.

    I've got a bigger oil cooler sitting in my garage that I want to fit soon and I was planning on plumbing in a gauge too.
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    Had this on today and it was reading 100 but the temp gauge was at 90 do I have a problem?
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    No mate this fine. The temp gauge on the dash is pretty vague.
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    Cheers for that Westy I was getting a bit worried
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    My temp guage only dash stays at 90 but the digital ones goes to 107c when pushing it then the fans come on.
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    ideal will give this a try tomorrow
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    perfectly ok. fans come on at 102 and should start to go down.
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    Aye got out the car and checked under the bonnet and the fans were working!
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