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  1. thegoal007

    Alarm/siren unit replacement...

    Was at Audi dealers today asking about the cost of a new one and perhaps get a labour cost for its replacement. The problem is I was told the siren is near the back of the engine. I thought it was deep beneath the bose sub in the rear boot. The other part he identified around that area is the...
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    Air con...

    Not sure if this is an issue anyone has experienced or if they know what might be the issue. I have previously asked about the air con not doing its job good enough to keep me cool during last summer. Even set to Lo, the air was never getting very cold enough to get it nice and cool inside the...
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    More information on rear parcel shelf part....

    I've just noticed one side of my parcel shelf is missing the part that hooks in the back to hold it down. See pictures. Is this a part I can get from audi or Eb*y. If so what is it actually called / part number? Or is this part of the whole parcel shelf?
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    Look what has suddenly showed up on my leather seat......

    I am normally in t-shirts so it seems a bit strange how the leather has been worn away so much in the middle there. Probably my recent hot sweaty back! It's actually stands out a lot more than what the picture shows. I am really worried about using anything on it in case it gets worse. Are...
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    rear tyres...

    ok, so it looks like I need to replace the 2 rear tyres - not quite sure why they have gone down to the limit when the front ones still have plenty of life. They were all replaced at the same time many many years ago. I currently have Goodyear eagle F1's - 225/45 R17 W (94), but I think I am...
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    Changing brake light bulb......2002 s3 8l

    ....and its a blooming pain the behind. I am struggeling to change the rear drivers side brake bulb. So much so i have dropped a couple now in the lens unit. Cant find ideally a youtube clip to show me how yo take take the whole lens unit out as i feel its the only way, for me, to change it. I...
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    check any car history......com

    Just read the govt has launched this site whereby you only need to enter a reg plate and make to get history on the car. I knew one existed, but that originally required more details about the car in order to check. https://mot-history.net/
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    Another annoying knocking sound story.....

    best described as the noise you would get from shaking an uneven wooden table on a tiled floor! The noise is coming from the front of the car (I think from the right hand side) and you only hear it when driving on very uneven surfaces and not when going over bumps or turning left or right...
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    S3 Alarm.....yes you know the story

    usual thing, for a long time there was the usual few bleeps making me aware I've got problems with the siren. Then in due time no bleeps.... no alarm siren so i thought the dreaded battery corrosion issue. This was months and months ago. Recently, I ran some VAG tests (full license Lite...
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    Battery power question

    I checked my battery with a voltmeter and found when the engine is being turned over to start the battery drops down briefly to 7.5 V from base reading of 12.5 V. I read in most places this is not good. When the car starts its running 14.4 V and even under fully load (everything electric on) it...
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    Usb Driver For Win7

    up until yesterday I was using a Windows XP laptop with the vcd sofware.I registered the software years ago for $99. i am using a cheap chinese cable. I am trying to install the new version onto another win7 laptop (32 bit) and looks like i need a usb to serial driver. Anyone know where I can...
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    creaking on the ol' S3

    Ever since I had the haldex controller replaced I have noticed a creaking sound when driving on uneven (and shallow potholes) surfaces. It doesn't happen when going over those sleeping policemen (I mean the road humps!). I believe this is probably coming from the ARB (or bushes?). I cant quite...
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    Haldex Issue finally resolved......

    After a few years of living with the rear wheels locking on full lock and always taking it easy on those tight turns the problem has finally been resolved. I have been put off fitting a second hand replacement haldex controller because of how common this problem is on the S3 - thinking that was...
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    Haldex controller question on S3 2002 BAM

    Many have said the Haldex controllers are all the same for all S3 8L's from 1999 to 2002. if this is the case why does this advert state Mk1 and 8L, but yet if you check to see if my car is compatible it says NO !? AUDI TT QUATTRO MK1 VW SKODA S3 8L HALDEX CONTROLER 02D900554C | eBay
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    Car battery replacement

    Car battery symbol flashed up today - after a fair driver today with the cd changer in action and phone charging and air con ON. Parked the car back in the garage and turned off. Tried to turn the engine just after and dead ! New battery time...... The existing Bosch battery has probably...
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    ats euromaster are doing half price air con refill

    Thinking of getting it done tomorrow. it's about £22 with a printed voucher from their web site. It's normally £44. surely that's good offer.
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    block 001 & 002 @ vagcom- what's the difference ?

    Both blocks have the same headings, but the readings on block 2 are weird: Front Left Front Right Rear Left Rear Right 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 2 1 1 1 2 1 1...
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    do these Longitudal Accelation figures look suspect....

    Posted the below on another thread, but maybe people have not picked up on it. Just took some logs whilst just crawling out on full lock and noticed that group 4 logs, the lateral accelaration figures range between 0.1 to -0.27. The strange one is group 6 logs, Longitudal Accelation ranges...
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    what does this mean....

    I followed the instructions on checking for leaks. block 32 monitored after clearing fault codes (there were none), but it zeros the 2 initial readings for block 032. anyway, started the car - left it idling for a couple of minutes until it settled (that didn't take too long) and the figures...
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    part enquiries for S3...

    Made an enquiry for some rear springs for the audi S3 and both G&S and Euro parts do not sell them. rear shocks g&s quoted £130 for pair - euro car parts stated about £70 - er...big difference. I'm trying to find standard oem parts, but it sounds like neither of them are. Is Audi my only choice...
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