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Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by bigblokey0, Jan 19, 2007.

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    should my car have a warning alert when i leave my lights on and open the door its a 1.8 t
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    yes... if the ignition is off..
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    so why doesnt it have one i got a flat battery from leaving my lights on
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    Does the drivers side footwell light work?
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    yes
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    any ideas ppl ?
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    no-one?
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    The gong in the instrument cluster could have gone wrong
    Using Vag-com this can be tested
    Section called final control this will test all the clusters functions
    If this has gone they say it will need a nerw cluster but people have replaced the gong before, bought from Maplins

    Check the interior lights turn on and off too - OK
    Check to see if it works with the Parking lights
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    the interior lights all work ok and the gong doesnt work with the parking lights either did all a6 audis come with this feture do you know?
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    YES IT SHOULD WORK BUDDY
    Do you know anyone with vag-com if not it will be a trip to the local Dealer to have it check 15 mins that should take!

    Tell them you want final control carried out on the cluster to check the gong function
    It won't store a fault
    It can be replaced if the cluster is stripped down
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    what is vag-com ?

    i dont have a local dealer my nearest dealer is half hour away and then you have to book an appointment and i dont have the time at the mo for that

    when you mention cluster you mean where all the clocks are if so thats a ball ache of a job wouldnt it just be easier to fit a diy one for a fiver
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    Vag-com is the diagnostic equipment bought outside the dealer network, even though you can buy the orignal one from the dealer but will cost ££££

    Removing the cluster is easy, but to be honest the one from Halfords will do the trick

    Has anyone got VAG-COM local too you???
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    ahhh so vag-com is like a tech-2 machine that you plug in ?

    i dont know anyone in my region as im still a newbie and havnt been to any meets yet
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    ask on here buddy
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