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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Joereynolds89, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Joereynolds89

    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    I understand im pretty new on here however ill do anything i can to verify i own the car

    Please answer me in pms as to not publisize how to get into our pride and joys

    Basically my issue is that the batterys gone flat on the car, no problem i thought so i put the key in the drivers door lock, turn and.... nothing (never used it before so never new there was an issue, or if its suppose to be electricly opperated, how stupid of audi!)

    How do i now either get into the car to pop the bonnet, or pop the bonnet from the outside, or even better two wires i can supply 12v too so that the remote central locking will work

    Any help will be much appreciated else it seems its going to be a nice shiny bit of ceramic from a spark plug, and my drivers window!! (anyone any idea on replacment cost?)

    Thanks in advance, Joe
     
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  3. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    RAC or AA?
     
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    well this happened on my astra cabby and i had to cut my brand new 200 pound irmscher grill out...... just to pop the bonnet
     
  5. Joereynolds89

    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    Not recognise my name Russo? Cabbys going up for sale :(

    How you been keeping... I think the windows cheaper then the grill in this instance, grills £300ish looking on eBay

    I'm not with aa/rac as do all my own work, imagine there services to cost more then the window too

    Joe
     
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    wow small world lol....... i did look at the name actually but it didnt click.... how are you. well someone will be along shortly with more help..... there are some pros on here.... you got an audi now?
     
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    wait your selling the cabby...... post a pic up in here whats it look like now? do miss that was a great car
     
  8. Joereynolds89

    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    Yer mate, brought it in december, the roof down part of a cabby soon wore off, and with petrol prices going up thought I'd get a diesel and make it look as good as poss, though loads more work to do yet... Won't be keeping it badged an s3 either

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    thats well nice mate.... so you did all the work yourself what did you do to it?
     
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    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    It's going back to standard mate to sell I think, it's as you sold it me still but on standard wheels at the minute

    Just put 12 months mot and 6 months tax on it, just had another new clutch... And needs a wheel bearing, going to put it up for about 2.5k max
     
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    ahhh nice..... another clutch unbelievable... mr clutch are useless..... what have you done to the audi?
     
  12. Joereynolds89

    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    The audis an early black facelift 2.0tdi, looked alot like yours tbh but with drivers side damage, it's now full s3 with the latest front end, waiting on a decent priced rns, the new rear lights and I'm done for abit.... Though now I need to figure how to get into the damn thing!
     
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    so you had it sprayed? how much did that end up costing you. what plate is it
     
  14. Joereynolds89

    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    £1000 though it looks pretty awsome ATM, don't think it's going to stay looking all that great, will get it done again with funds from the cabby I think

    It's a 2003, not sure what plate it's actually on tbh, swapped a private plate off it to put one on it
     
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    if its 2003 it will be 53 same as mine. u got any headlight errors on the dis? didnt happen to get it sprayed up north in manc did you? did they put the kit on for you?
     
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    Kit I put on myself, was sprayed in Boston though, got a quote off a guy in Manchester... 2 actually, there both on eBay ones for 990 and one for 800

    Yer got 6 bleeps on ignition for headlight errors, trying to find how to code them
    out ATM but no ones been able to tell me yet, they work fine though
     
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    ahh nice... i am doing s3 converison atm but low on funds i dont work lol.... got the s3 rear going on next week..... but there are no other bits near.... i prefer the front end before the latest one because the s3 looks the same as the sline... in the later ones that is... and as far as i know i dont think there is a way of coding out the errors something to do with the loom. although NHN on here is the guy to ask. have u done the facelift centre console conversion with new buttons?
     
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    There's a few people who have managed To code them out now so waiting on there answers

    There's a double cage and facelift buttons on eBay ATM, watching to see if it sells as he wants a fair bit, if it dosnt going to see if he wants to deal outside of eBay at a nicer price lol

    What rns is best to go for? Which you looking at?
     
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    me personally im just going for the chrome button one not the latest black framed one. it will go with my s3 heater vents
     
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    Ive no idea the differences between them all havnt looked into it that much yet, but theres one on ebay at £400 i think, tempted in that, ive got the chrome rings round the heater vents, they came with the car though (dont know if there s3 ones or what, the cars a sport if that makes any difference?)
     
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    Jack it up, and get a wire onto the starter positive terminal, and another onto the chassis somewhere, and connect these to a jump pack or spare battery.
     
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    That's another issue the car is like on the picture, on a slopped driveway, really unsafe to jack it up... Gona give it ago though tomorow haha cheers
     
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    Tried the boot? Maybe it will open with the key?
     
  25. Joereynolds89

    Joereynolds89 2010 Facelift!

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    no key lock in the boot

    im in now and done it

    its actually scary how easy it is to get into our cars :O

    anyway thanks for any suggestions

    Joe
     

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