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Parking Brake audible?

JellyBelly Mar 14, 2014

  1. JellyBelly

    JellyBelly New Member

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    Hi All, Had the car since the 3rd and only covered 250miles as I got a man cold soon after..typical!

    For those already enjoying their cars I wanted to ask a question please. Should the electronic handbrake be audible when you flick the switch to manually engage and manually disengage? Mine is but wondered if it should be. The only description i could give is that its like an electronic hydraulic sound audible inside and outside the vehicle. Or does it need to bed in before it goes silent?

    Thanks in advance for any help and apologies if this has been asked once already.
     
  2. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    You should hear a whirring sound - normal
     
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  3. JellyBelly

    JellyBelly New Member

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    Thank you Veeeight.

    I hadn't test driven the 8v but had enjoyed my 8p so much that I was happy to order blind as it were. Cracking car and love the pick up so I can only imagine how crazy the S3 would be (droooooool).
     
  4. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Yep, as said, completely normal. It's louder outside than inside, but you can still hear it winding the calipers from inside the car.
     
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  5. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    Yep, mine's audible too
     
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  6. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    Same, audible.
     
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  7. JellyBelly

    JellyBelly New Member

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    Thanks guys for confirming. It's reassuring to know. I just need to get out on a long drive soon to fully enjoy the car. It's spending far too much time on the daily commute and supermarket trips..zzzzz!
     
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  8. Anarch

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    Instruction does say that it might be audible and that it's normal. With all the electronic gizmos I would really recommend having a look into your manual - I feel safer knowing exactly what the gadgets are supposed to do.
     

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