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    Help! Removed after market stereo and now Airbag light is on!

    I don't know what I've done this time, but having just removed an Alpine Iva head unit, Sat Nav and Parrot bluetooth kit I've now got the Airbag light in the speedo on... As part of the uninstall I've also disconnected a Hunter CAN-BUS Interface Unit (the loom is still in place for this)...
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    Quick pic of new wheels

    Hi All, Thought I'd post a quick pic of the new wheels fitted to our A3, seeing as how the car was never going to be modified but all the great cars on here inspired me... Wheels are OEM Ronals with a 54ET purchased off e-bay and powder coated in gloss black. Anyone know what tyre...
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    Quattro Chassis Alignment - What's Adjustable?

    After fitting the lowering springs I did a bit of digging on here regarding 4 wheel alignment and have found a local tyre fitters with the Hunter alignment equioment that appears to be favoured by those that have already completed this. They offer a free check, and have advised to budget for...
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    Lowered on PI -30mm Springs (with pics)

    After finding a broken spring on the rear of our A3 Sportback last week, I fitted a set of PI springs on Sunday, the results and pictures are below for anyone who may be interested in the ride height drop. Measurements before (taken from the centre of the wheel up to the edge of the wheel...
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    Help! Suspected broken suspension...

    Hi all, hope someone can diagnose this for me... For a few miles now my A3 sportback has felt a little 'loose' when cornering. I've checked the tyre pressures and they're all correct, but today I noticed that the offside rear of the car is lower than the nearside. Also the nearside front of...
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    Pics of the new purchase

    December 2004 A3 Sportback 3.2 Quattro Sport... Just the ones off the dealer web page for now, including one of the aftermarket HU (which I didn't think I'd like, but sounds remarkably good and has Nav). No prizes for guessing the dealer, all the clues are in the pictures :)...
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    Couldn't wait any longer. Deposit paid on a A3 Sportback 3.2 Quattro DSG

    Well, that car hunt didn't last long (pity really that's usually the best part). After 7 months of Mini Cooper S ownership (R53, the proper (BMW) one), I've reverted back to the trusted Audi brand and just placed a deposit on a Dec 2004 Sportback 3.2... The Mini is a great car, but as Wifey...
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    A4 1.9TDI Starting + running problems - HELP!

    A friend of mine has a 2004 A4 Avant 1.9TDI Auto with 155k miles that’s not running at all well and he needs some advice... Basically the engine isn’t running smoothly, and usually refuses to start from cold without having carburettor fluid sprayed into the air intake. This issue appeared 2...
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    Chorus Replacement in 2005 TTR

    If I replace the Audi Chorus HU in my 2005 TTR (with Bose), will I also loose the GSM/Bluetooth compatability? My plan is to replace with a Pioneer HU and I-Pod using a PC9-410 lead and a couple of GLI's, but not if the BT compatability will suffer... Thanks Col
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    First attempt at detailing

    Thought I'd just post a few piccies of my first attempt at detailing a car with the more 'serious' products purchased from Polished Bliss. I've been washing and polishing cars for 20 years (with high street products) and have always been happy with the results, until I saw the work of Clark...
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    Interior light problem

    Hi all, Anyone know of a fix for this....? The passenger side interior light has stopped working when the door is opened. The drivers side light still comes on, and the passenger side light still works when switched on manually. Switching it either way via the main on/off switch hasn't...
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    Audi GSM Prep - Bluetooth compatibility?

    Hi all, I've just purchased a 2005 TT with pre-wired GSM cradle. Rather than purchase a specific cradle for my phone, I'd like to buy a bluetooth cradle and card, does anyone know if this is possible? I believe that the Audi GSM kit is supplied by Cullmann, and they currently offer a...
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    Sorry about the weather...

    That'll be caused by our purchase of a TT Roadster! Picked it up on Saturday, and it's rained or snowed ever since! Hasn't managed to dampen the new car experience though, after nearly 12 months away it's good to be back in a powerful, well built Audi. Thanks to those who offered advice...
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    2005 3.2 TT Roadster to buy or not to buy?

    Hi All I've been around this forum for about 18 months, I prevoiusly had an S3 and I'm now thinking of buying a clean example of the above for 'er indoors. Having already had the 1.8t engine in my S3 (210Bhp) I'd like to try the 3.2 DSG. Is there anything I should look out for, or is it...
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    I'll get my coat......

    After selling my S3 I've driven a Seat Ibiza Cupra 160 Tdi and tonight a Fabia Vrs, and I have to say I prefer the Fabia. A slightly unfair comparison as the Ibiza had covered 52k miles and the Fabia only 18k, but the build quality seemed better and the road noise was much less. I'm probably...
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    Seat Ibiza Cupra TDI 160

    With the sale of my S3 completed I'm looking at the above. Anyone have any knowledge or information on these, they seem pretty quick at 160BHP and nearly 350Nm torque?
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    Service Recommendation in Warwickshire

    Just a quick post to recognise good service from a local specialist. http://www.justvwaudi.co.uk/index.htm Just used these guy's to diagnose an ESP and ABS warning light issue. I called them this morning for the first time, and the issue was identified within 10 minutes of me arriving at...
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    What to replace an S3 with???

    Okay, due to household budget constraints it's looking like my S3 will have to be replaced in favour of a cheaper (to buy and to run) diesel. I'm thinking of (in no particular order)... 2004 Skoda Fabia VRs 2005 Ford Fiesta Zetec - S TDCi 2003 VW Golf GT Tdi PD 130, or 150 Anyone have...
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    Anyone help with VagCom near Warwick

    Hi all On my 2002 S3 I currently have the ESP and ABS lights permanently on. I've read some previous threads, but nothing conclusive without Vagcom investigation. Is there anyone in the Warwick/West Mids area with Vagcom who would be able and willing to help diagnose? I'm reluctant to...
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    S3 rear geometry help

    Just had the tracking checked and adjusted after fitting 18's and the rear is a little out. Can anyone diagnose the problem please (I know that I can fit adjustable tie bar's, but the car is standard so that's not the point, and I'm skint)! NSR Toe: 1.7 NSR Camber: -2.12 OSR Toe:1.0 OSR...
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