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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mikemk4gti, Jul 4, 2012.

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    Hi all. Just picked up a 2001 S3 last night and loving it. Had a few mk4 Golfs but they always struggle to put the power down through the front wheels so Quattro was the way ahead!
    Got a few jobs that need doing though, firstly the third brake light doesnt work and is bringing up a fault on the dash. I have Vagcom, I was wondering If I can code it out for the time being If possible?
    Next theres a noise from the rear diff area When driving slow and turning sharply, Im going to change the oil soon and hope this cures it. I see the filters are £30 on ebay! Can they be had any cheaper?
    Thanks in advance,
    Mike.
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    Can't be coded out that I am aware of but you could just change the bulbs as this is the warning you will be getting at a guess...

    Haldex issues are documented quite a bit here... there is a link in the stickies and use the search for others :) sounds like the popular sticky plates issues....

    Oil and filter can be had from places like GSF for around 10-12 for oil and 20 ish for the filter... you will also need a special spanner to loosen and tighten the filter.. again this has bee discussed so a search for 'haldex' should get you started

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    Ok cheers, popped the light out earlier and some of the bulbs are missing So I'll get some new ones tomorrow and see how it goes.
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    Replaced all the bulbs in the top light so they now all work, but the damn warning is still on the dash???
    Any ideas....?
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    Either the bulbs you've used are the wrong rating, or one of the other brake bulbs is the wrong rating.
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    The bulbs were 1.2 watt each. I was going to check the main brake bulbs but looks like the lamp needs to come off to get to them
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    You get to the bulbs for the rear lights from inside the boot... its tight (this is the theme for a lot of work on an 8L) but can be done...

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    I had a look but the Bose sub is one side and amp is the other.
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