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please help, strange warning sign

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by brys3, Feb 24, 2010.

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    right ive had my s3 sat in a garage since i bought it in september last year until yesterday. i was driving it before when this light came up on the speedo side of the display. its like a recantgle with 3 lugs coming off it. any ideas what this is please? looked in manual but nothing is their. also how do i adjust my headlights. full beam is sat too high. any help will be most appreciated.
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    Any chance you can get a pic of the light??

    Adjusting the headlights, there is a white screw, you need to use an allan key to adjust, you may also need to get it on vagcom to sort it out.

    the screw is next to the light casing, under the bonnet.
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    Thanks for the responses. I won't be able to get a pic quickly but when you turn the ignition on it's the bottom left light on the speedo side below the air bag light and it looks like a side on view of a gearbox with a line left and right and a line on top an as I say it illuminates in orange. Any ideas?
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    Thats your EML (engine management light)
    Basically you have a fault somewhere.
    You'll need to get the fault read to point you in the right direction.
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    Ok cheers,
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    See if you can get the car on VAGCOM, run a full diagnostic scan on it and that should highlight what the issue is for you....
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    Thanks everyone, I've got a clicking noise from around the washer bottle area, any idea what that might be?
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    little black box by any chance?
    its called a charcoal chamber/carbon filter
    ticking noise is normal mate
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    [​IMG] ...............
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    Is it any of these, as I really dont know which one you are on about dude...sorry
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    "Emission Control System" - generally just a "get me to a garage" sign, that's also the one that comes one with the battery when you stall just about any car too :(
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    is this emmision control or engine management? the vagcom code i got is 17704 which i am led to believe is cooling issues. ive bought a cts and a thermostat which i need to figure out how to install. as for the clicking, im not sure where its coming from but it speeds up some times?
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