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Rear headlight drop link adjuster must check (must read)

liquids3 Nov 22, 2012

  1. liquids3

    liquids3 Member

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    Within work and looking at freinds car's,the past week i have found out on the 2 s3's and one tt ive looked at or worked on,all of them had broken,rear esp stability control droplinks,edit (headlight adjuster)might be worth everyone checking there's on all s3's tt's,it's conected the rear tie bar,and for some reason all break.mine broke.must be a design faught.
    so when you do get five minuite have alook under the rear of your s3,left side at the tie rod bar,and i bet at least 40% of the s3's have these are broke,
    i have done a simple fix on mine,i will post up pic's of how to do this,but first have alook and see if your's is broken!
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  2. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    You meaning the xenon headlight adjuster arm that connects to the lower tie arm?
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Sounds like it Dan, its just the xenon level adjuster
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Checked mine a few months back, it's intact!
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Im sure it is dave, never seen anything else connected to the toe arms on s3 ive seen/worked on!
     
  6. liquids3

    liquids3 Member

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    Yes thats the one,headlight adjuster not esp,the little drop link.
     
  7. liquids3

    liquids3 Member

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    Nearly every one ive looked at is broken
     
  8. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yeah common as hell mate. Even more so when the cars been lowered.
     
  9. liquids3

    liquids3 Member

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    yea have heard of this happening,and mine broke,just wondering if anyone or many people have checked there's
     
  10. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I think these only break when people forget to undo them to change their rear springs, I can't see how else they would break unless they was seized?
     
  11. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Joe - they definitely break when your KW adjustable tie bar snaps!
     
  12. dre_S3

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    What's the one at the front of the car near side for and is it supposed to be bent ?
     
  13. s3dave

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    Same mate and yes it is bent,,,
     
  14. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    That would do it Jase! lol
     

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