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  1. spiker

    Hazzard lights on at startup

    Ah - my mistake , thanks
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    Hazzard lights on at startup

    Well I bought the RING one now anyway and happy with it - paid about £45 delivered Thanks again for the recommendations
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    Hazzard lights on at startup

    The RING charger recommended by MPH works well and it does have the ability to charge and also cold start an engine if not even plugged in to the mains which is a bonus On amazon it does say that it has this option but then someone had reviewed this and said it didnt - but i have checked and it...
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    Hazzard lights on at startup

    Ok thanks I have ordered the Ring one - what can go wrong ? :yes:
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    Hazzard lights on at startup

    Do you have direct experience with this one ? - or did you look this up and think thats what I would buy in your situation - just curious It looks like it could be ideal
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    Hazzard lights on at startup

    Thank you both Yes I did clear the codes a month back and then rescanned to see these codes Its possible I guess that the battery is not 100% , just weird that if the battery was providing poor performance I would wonder why it would trip the hazzards at ignition- surely thats just going to...
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    Hazzard lights on at startup

    Anyone experienced this ? Enter car - put in keys to start the ignition and my hazzard lights are automatically switched on Feels difficult to start as if the battery has been losing power - but will start I have a couple of fault codes relating to the siren being toast ( so the alarm doesnt...
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    Welcome back Ian - I bought my 4th S3 back in March this year ( after a 10 year absense ) Are we mad ?
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    Wrong radio aerial and loom

    Yep , bought mine in March and noticed the AM recepti0on was poor , undid the interior light and the Aerial had been disconnected Dont know how / why but it was a quick fix
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    we used calipers to get it down to milimeter differences - it sounds rudimentary but it was very accurate Basically 2 aliminium poles - one each end of the car resting on the bodywork with padded brackets , connected front to back with string Made sure the shape was a true rectangle first of...
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    Just before lockdown I decided to take the car to see a man with the blocks of wood and string - to properly sort the aligment We put a frame around the car on the front and back bumper and connected the frames up with string ( I am sure some of you on here already know about this but I had not...
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    Symphony Stereo blank orange screen no display even with ignition off

    Bit random I know Stereo decided to stay on with just a blank orange screen on the drive home but removed the battery lead and replacing seemed to fixt it - dont know why that happened ? Did a search for this and came across an issue with wiring but mine just needed a 'turn it on and off again...
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    Had the geometry of the car properly looked at over the weekend using a frame - string and some expensive calipers Spent the day just looking at camber and toe front and rear Left Front Camber originally -0.54 now -0.76 Toe originally +1.9 (!) now -0.11 Right front Camber originally -0.46...
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    shocks and springs

    i have a set of front shocks from my s3 - done about 1000 miles - still have the label on - pm me interested live near Coventry
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    Lessons Learned then: Buy as many ancilliary components as possible sale or return from Audi as you never know what will need replacing Buy longer bolts for the tie bar at the back as the original ones arent long enough to reuse Dont use polybush the top mounts let me repeat that DONT POLYBUSH...
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    Yes - I meant this part of it is finished , the car will never be finished ;)
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    Been for a couple of drives now - 10 mile then another 30 miles today So first impressions are that the car feels more compliant over rough terrain , turn in has been improved althought the car is still loading up on hard cornering so suspect my next upgrade will be the ARB's - it made such a...
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    letter in the post - car tax £330 ! for 12 months - always seems to come just at the time I have shelled out for loads of other stuff. I forget how expensive car tax was on the S3 Shouldnt we get some form of rebate for maintaining older cars - because we are eliminating the carbon footprint...
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    4 x Michellin PS4 £346 fitted 225/45/94Y 17" After fitting them I asked for the tracking report from Protyre "Tracking report ? - you didnt say you wanted tracking done - well you will have to be put back in the queue for another hour if you want tracking " Thats not me is it - I am not going...
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    I think the car is now finished ( for now at least ) with regard to the suspension and I wanted to update the story and provide some feedback and lessons learned for anyone else After replacing all the springs/dampers/mounts/bearings etc on all 4 corners I still had a spring/clunk noise which...
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