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    M135i gone Audi S3 ordered!!

    Hows the new A45? How come you cancelled the Audi?
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    The Definitive A3 8P Rattly/Creaky/Noisy Door Window Thread

    Ok, so one thing we all hate is rattles, squeaks, noises in a car. At best, its a occasional distraction. At worst, it's a complete buzz-kill that ruins the entire journey. For me, it started to utterly destroy any enjoyment from even using the car. We have (or rather 'had': we've just taken a...
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    How to remove brake pad warning symbol on dash?

    The comments made with a bit of tongue in cheek ;) You can't seriously tell me you'd be unable to tell (if you were to go and check) when a pad is getting low or a disc is badly lipped?Besides, brakes are checked annually at MOT, so even if you couldn't check yourself you'd be told then!
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    How to remove brake pad warning symbol on dash?

    Just to update this, the pad sensor plugs had disconnected. I remember now the plug looked damaged/cracked (as if a ham-fisted mechanic had trouble separating the two plugs and used force) when I did the front brakes last year. In the end, I did a front sensor delete (crimped and heatshrinked)...
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    How to remove brake pad warning symbol on dash?

    Thanks for the input mate. It certainly seems the likely reason - I'm thinking although it may just be coincidence, the jetwashing could have perhaps caused dirt/water ingress to have caused open cicuit and thrown the warning up.
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    How to remove brake pad warning symbol on dash?

    Nearside I've read too, thanks. If there is no time/mileage related warning it must be a physical trigger - i.e worn pad sensor. This is random though as the front discs and pads I did last year (circa 4k miles ago) and still look new, but the dash cluster light only came on last week. I...
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    How to remove brake pad warning symbol on dash?

    As title, this warning has come up, but the front brakes (discs & pads) are nearly new and Ive just done the rear discs and pads. I assume this must be down to one of either two reasons: - Front wear sensor is damaged causing warning, as there is no wear sensor in the rear to trigger - It is a...
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    S3 Rear Discs & Pads DIY - A Little Info.

    Cheers mate. Just thought I'd post so that anyone googling 'S3 rear disc DIY' might find this and be able to prepare themselves for what they're up against and ensure they have the right tooling beforehand. Armed with all that it's straightforward. When I started I assumed it'd be like the BMWs...
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    S3 Rear Discs & Pads DIY - A Little Info.

    Hi Guys Just thought I'd share my recent experience of doing this on the S3, as I did not find anything S3 specific on the internet. I've done countless jobs on all my own and friends/family cars (I'll only stick a car into a garage for big stuff like clutch etc), and pads/discs I've done more...
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    8P Gloss Black Optics B-Pillar Trim w/Pictures

    Sorry for late replies, dont get on very often. Damon - Glad the dealers sorted you the parts eventually! I just got the parts numbers and ordered them, they didnt question it. Your parts guy does sound like a bit of a Hitler! As for the rubber seals, I simply just pulled them tight and folded...
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    Exhuast Tips Replacement -

    Hi All,Whats the way to replace exhaust tips that have gone past the point of recovery? Wifes S3 tips are rotten and I cant be doing with the hours of effort of trying to bring them back... when I know they're beyond reprive!Can new be bought from the dealers? Do they pop rivet on (like my M3)...
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    8P Gloss Black Optics B-Pillar Trim w/Pictures

    I was thinking about wrapping/spraying, but I didn't think £95 all-in was too bad for genuine parts. I am going to put my old ones on eBay later this week. If anybody wants to try and DIY wrap or spray them: £25 delivered.
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    8P Gloss Black Optics B-Pillar Trim w/Pictures

    Cheers guys I bought them on Monday, £43.20 inc.VAT. I did get a small discount, but not much. 'Wheel C' is for a centre cap, one was slightly damaged and I've just had all four wheels refurbed along with my M3s spare 18s.
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    8P Gloss Black Optics B-Pillar Trim w/Pictures

    Hi guys and gals, Just thought I'd post a few pics of the OEM Audi gloss black / Black Optics B-pillar trims fitted. When I was scouring posts here before looking for info, I never actually found any pictures - so thought I'd share. Before: After: They look ****** fantastic...
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    Price Please For Piano Black Outer B Pillar Covers S3 8P3 3dr

    Where's these damn Pics Paullie!!! Post them up here for future reference! Thanks mate
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    Audi A3 2006 Melting door B Pillar Trim

    Can anyone let me know the part numbers for the genuine gloss items? How much are they roughly?
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