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  1. SootySport

    2011 A3 12V switched power in dome light for rearview camera screen

    I powered my camera from the rear wiper motor in the hatch.
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    Handbrake adjustment

    Makes sense. I’ll try and remember to have a look at mine in the morning.
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    Climate control lights

    No idea but either the climatronic is faulty or water has entered the unit or wiring crushed behind. You’ll need to take out the Climatronic out and investigate for water behind there, if wires are crushed then the lights may go out when you release it. when you do take it out take a photo...
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    Handbrake adjustment

    I seem to recall mine wasn’t bent as much as that but yeah, callipers need sorting first.
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    Handbrake adjustment

    Looks like balance bar between the two threaded bars is bent. Even so, if the rear brake is binding, that will need fixing first.
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    A3 8P 2.0T FSI Coolant temperature problem

    A3’s do seem to take longer than usual to warm up and at -10c doesn’t help much either. Have you checked the heater matrix is actually getting hot at anytime in the past? Maybe time for a new heater core as your is 15 years old now. Scale, sludge and rust particles do tend to collect in the...
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    Might be charged with customs duty soon so don’t be surprised. I use The main dealer or eurocarparts for 95% of car parts I buy, just can’t be ***** on waiting for stuff or having to post back wrong parts. If anything breaks I usually manage to pick up the parts and fit the same day, wife...
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    Bkd rear calliper binding

    If you find the product code, Eurocarparts list them in the Will It Fit info.
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    Bkd rear calliper binding

    One of my fronts was binding a few weeks ago, so changed both, bought from Eurocarparts. If not the sliders sticking it will be rust on the pistons, water gets under the rubber seals if they are torn or loose.
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    Reversing camera

    Powered mine from the wiper motor, used a meter to test for the ignition on wire, forgot the colour was a while ago I fitted one. I run the cable through the wiring gaiter by the left hand hatch hinge, tucked under the headlong, down the A post, above the glovebox and through large whole for...
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    S3 8P 2007 115k Stock - Engine Noise

    Sounds like a boost pipe leak. Check the inter cooler hoses and joints for splits and holes.
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    New rear wiper motor fitted

    Nice little HowTo. You should also smear the wiper spindle with copper grease to aid future removal. If you never have to remove it again, a future owner down the line will be thanking you.
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    Headlight Bulbs for A3 8P 1.9

    Are your headlight covers nice and clear, if they have yellowed or gone milky light output will be reduced. EM Tuning gear is usually pretty good so may be worth investing £24.
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    Drivers side window

    Unscrew the motor from the door and operate the window switch, the motor should run. If not new motor required. If the regulator is faulty you should be able to see the cable caught up or the plastic wheels dislodged, you need a torch and mirror to look inside the door cavity.
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    Guess my new car.

    Maybe a bit too much power and a lot heavier, The Jag V6 engine is the same weight as the Mx5 1.8 engine. Another bonus is the whole engine sits behind the front axle.
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    Guess my new car.

    On the nose mate. It’s a Rocketeer converted MX5. Had a few issues when I bought it in September but most are cured now and it’s good to drive.
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    Headlight bulb oem

    The old favourite halogen upgrade was Nightbreakers, lots of people swear by them.
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    3.2 V6 Electrical problems!!

    It may have had a tow bar sometime in its life, put the wiring back to stock and see if it helps.
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    Tyre Recommendations for S3

    Stick with the PS4’s. Toyo T1r don’t have the sidewall stiffness and not good in the wet.
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    Guess my new car.

    Yes it’s Japanese but not the ones mentioned