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My Audi is Haunted poor A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Steven Tomlin, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Steven Tomlin
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    [Aug 19, 2012]
    Few things have started to happen to my car First of all
    My alarm use to go off as soon as i locked the door, thought i had left the door open or boot happened a few times after this and worked out that the inside light flash on and off every few seconds then the alarm would go off which is **** at night.

    Now the worse thing its started down is the windows go down them selfs passenger side is worse they go up no problems its only when i am driven they go down now the driver side does it the drivers side goes down then stops then goes down then stops i got soaked on the motorway today,
    This mostly only happens when it is above 18o0 on the car computer

    i no its not the common fault where the windows go down but dont go back up

    Thanks steven
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    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [Aug 19, 2012]
    The alarm problem is common enough, the backup batteries fail and it thinks the car is being tampered with. You need to replace the alarm module (about £80) or break it open and replace the NiCads. It's a bugger to get to as it's under the subwoofer in the passenger side rear cubbyhole in the boot.
    The usual reason for the windows going down is that it thinks there is an obstacle in the way (like a childs neck), maybe worth just trying some silicone spray on the runners
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    [Aug 20, 2012]
    andy i will look into the alarm thing i just find it weird that when they are fully closed the open for no reason
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [Aug 20, 2012]
    If its just one side that opens then i'd be looking at the switch or window motor.

    If both open, then combined with your alarm issue i'd be looking at the central locking pump as it controls both
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