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Warning Light on Dash

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steveh, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. steveh

    steveh New Member

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    Hi,
    Driving back last night and an orange warning light came on which is shaped like an engine. Looked in manual but it doesn't say what it is but searching the forum I gather it is some kind of engine management light.
    This could not have happened at a worse time what with it being Xmas and I was just wondering if there were any thoughts on whether it would be Ok to drive or not?
    It seems to be running perfectly fine but concerned I will make things worse but really need the car over Xmas
    Cheers
     
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  3. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    if it is running fine, it could be the lambda sensor. If there is anybody near you with VAGCOM the could check it out and clear it depending on what it is.
     
  4. could it be the MAF sensor?- also a common problem.
     
  5. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator
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    Could be anything to be honest with you.. Get it plugged into vagcom before you do loads of miles just in case.

    Could be something simple, but could be somethng a lot worse...
     
  6. steveh

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    Booked in for next wednesday so fingers crossed. The "nice man" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif at the stealership seemed to think it would be Ok to drive and wouldn't be anything too serious. Suggested it could even be caused by something as simple as a change in petrol.

    We will see I spose but I am still not going to take a chance driving it
     
  7. steveh

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    Fixed. Turned out to be a faulty coolant temperature sensor.

    Have had a new one fitted for £89 so could have been worse.
     
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    £89!!!! wow.
     
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    thats expensive cost me about £30 at awesome gti!!!
     
  10. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I don't think that's too bad at dealer prices! Good to hear you got it sorted.
     
  11. necroeire

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    I appear to have the exact same problem. After I got the first indication I added a little more coolant and it stopped. It's reappeared again now and when I stop the car the fan stays running for a while longer. Service is due anyhow so I'll get the stealer to check it out.

    From the issues I've had over the past few months (door appearing opened on the dash, indicator relay box going twice, lamda sensor messing with the idle, etc) I'm beginning to think all these issues are almost seasonal related. Each time I get a problem I check the forum and lo-and-behold there are several others with the same problem at the same time.

    Either all these Audi's are in contact with each other or the build is not as bulletproof as we all once thought.
     
  12. madvw

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Either all these Audi's are in contact with each other....

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    I deliberatley don't park mine next to another audi (or even worse , between 2 audi's), just in case they cook up some kind of plan between them..

    for some reason its always the younger whippersnapper audi's with the problems, the older boys seem to be much better behaved..
     
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    Ha ha, either that or the older models are better built.
    These newer ones, still seem to have their teething troubles don't they.
     
  14. RichWalk

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    thats expensive cost me about £30 at awesome gti!!!

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    You really dont want to know how much mark up there is on that price /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     

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