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    Boot (Trunk) lid switch not working

    Hi, The switch on the boot lid of my 2009 S4 Avant (the one above the number plate) doesn't work correctly. When the boot is closed, it does nothing. When the boot is open, this switch causes it to close! Testing at the convenience switch connector (T32d/5) is correct. The pin is grounded...
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    S4 Aftermarket Steering Knuckle

    Hi, Thanks for the reply. Sorry I didn't see it sooner (I thought I would get an email notification). The part I need is for the left side. My copy of Etka is from 2010. It shows 8K0 407 253 G for cars after December 2008 and up to November 2009 (my car is early 2009). After November 2009, the...
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    S4 Aftermarket Steering Knuckle

    I have to replace one of the steering knuckles on my 2009 S4, and have been stunned at the cost from Audi. Aftermarket parts are available at sensible prices for cars from late 2009 onward (e.g. Metzger 58087802), but apparently not for my older car (early 2009). I've studied the photos of the...
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    S4 MMI2G DAB Upgrade

    Just going through my old posts, I didn't finish this one. I mounted the tuner in the rack below the B&O stuff, and connected it using the power cable and MOST optical splitters (both from Ebay). With an off the shelf stick-on aerial on the rear quarter light, the radio worked first time. A...
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    Manual gearbox stiff

    If I understand oil spec', the "75" refers to the viscosity of the oil when it's cold. Since the problem only happens when it's cold, I suppose either of these oils would give the same result..?
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    Manual gearbox stiff

    I was thinking of using the Fuchs. It says it meets the VAG G052911 spec'. I just wondered if anyone has used a lighter oil (and if it helped)?
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    Manual gearbox stiff

    Looking around I see that some people go for a lighter oil (not necessarily this gearbox). Any thoughts?
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    Manual gearbox stiff

    Hi, It's difficult selecting gears - as if the synchro isn't working - on my S4, especially when cold. I don't think I have clutch drag, so first thing to do (I suppose) is to change the gearbox oil. Is the manual box a "sealed for life" unit, like the auto, or is it scheduled maintenance...
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    Recommend an independent?

    Thanks for the replies, chaps. I'll post details when I've had work done.
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    Recommend an independent?

    Hi, I have issues with my S4 B8, and would like to use an Audi specialist. Can anyone recommend an independent in the North Wales (preferred) or North West area? Thanks, Andy
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    S4 B8 Engine Mount Failure

    Thanks for that Xpoweruk. They're not cheap - about the same price as OE, but I'd have to change both. Do you think the tighter engine justifies the £400+ cost of the parts?
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    S4 B8 Engine Mount Failure

    Hi, VCDS is showing a failure of the n/s electro-hydraulic engine mount solenoid on my 2009 S4 B8 3.0 V6S (CAKA). Two questions: 1. What are the symptoms of a failure. Are they bad enough to justify the (big) task of replacing it? 2. Audi quote over £200 for the part. Are there any third party...
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    S4 MMI2G DAB Upgrade

    After a bit more research, I think I now have the answers (not tested yet): -- The tuner is available on Ebay for around £100 (I bought one from Germany - arrived today). -- If the unit has "component protection" it won't work unless enabled by a dealer - could be a problem.. -- Power is...
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    S4 MMI2G DAB Upgrade

    Hi, I have a 2009 S4 B8 with the MMI2G, B&O sound system, but only analogue radio. I see the DAB tuner for sale on Ebay, but don't know what else I need to upgrade mine. Can anyone help? Thanks Andy
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    Bluetooth not working

    I'm an Audi owner again! Just bought myself a 2009 S4, and starting to look at the niggly problems. The Bluetooth doesn't find my phone (or any other). If I try to delete previously paired phones, it says they've been deleted successfully, but they're still in the list. It's as if the module has...
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