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Reversing Sensor Kit

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by stewarta13wsb, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. stewarta13wsb
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    [Aug 5, 2006]
    I've got this on my A3 Sportback.

    When you engage reverse it usually gives a short bleep, then nothing until you get close to something, but recently, and more frequently, sometimes when I flick it into reverse it give a longer, higher pitched tone?

    It's like an error/fault sound but nothing comes up on the display. Any ideas?
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    [Aug 6, 2006]
    Not sure mate - mine does not do it
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    Hard to say what's up, normally a long tone is a sign for an error - read fault codes from the parking aid.
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    [Aug 13, 2006]
    Still doing it, so phoned my dealer in Inverness - 'need to plug it into the diagnostic system for fault codes' - in other words not a scoobie (or just couldn't be bothered)
    So now I have a 4 hour round trip to get a fault code, followed by another if it needs a part they don't stock :(
    Phoned the local Volkswagon dealership (the one that fixed my bonnet/grill alignment) but they don't do Audi warranty work so I'd have to pay. Fair enough I guess - but question... how much do you guys think for a quick plug in and a fault code, which I could then phone to Audi and get them to get the part??
    Any other suggestions welcome, thanks,
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    [Aug 13, 2006]
    The problem is the Audi dealer may say they have to 'see with their own eyes' the fault code and not be willing to put through a warranty claim on your say so.

    Have you not got an Audi dealer more local than 2hrs away?
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    No, afraid not - it's the price we pay for peace & quiet (except in August :)
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    [Aug 13, 2006]
    Thanks for that, but only 2 or 3 in Scotland, and even further away!

    Think I'll ask dealer if they'll accept the Volkwagon codes, then find out how much VW will charge me.
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    [Aug 14, 2006]
    Ah yes but look at the roads you get to drive on :)

    Have they finished fixing that bloomin bridge near you yet?
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    [Aug 14, 2006]
    Call out audi Assist, saves your fuel!

    J.
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    [Aug 14, 2006]
    No not yet - running well behind... now there's a surpirse!

    Last excuse I heard was about stopping work for salmon coming up the river :)
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