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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Mehmet, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Mehmet
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    [Jun 17, 2009]
    Hi, ive got a 1.6 a3 its a 2002, now the problem is when the tank goes little under half, the petrol light comes on :S

    And when you turn the ignition off fully and take the key out, everything turns off but the petrol gueage stops at middle of red reserve bars and after 2 seconds it drops completly and goes to wheere it should when the engine is off.

    any helps appricheated, have a good feeling its a sensor fault?
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    [Jun 17, 2009]
    Sounds like its the sender, or a faulty gauge, see if you can get the car on vagcom, it should indicate if there is a fault anywhere ok.
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    [Jun 17, 2009]
    i have a 1.6 year 2000 and its doing something very similar, i get the petrol warning on quarter tank.

    it's going to audi for a service next week so will ask them what exactly the problem is..
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    [Jun 22, 2009]
    the stealers have told me that the whole instrument cluster needs replacing to fix this!!! wtf
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    [Jun 22, 2009]
    No mate, go to a local specialist and get it checked out, rather than paying £100s for the cluster, its alot more likely to be the sender sticking, which will cost about £30 to replace.
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