Jan 18, 2020
2011 A3 8P 2.0 TDI 170 quattro
How do I know whether my car is fitted with an auxiliary heater ?
It’s on the build sticker. I don’t know the product code but hopefully someone will be along soon who does know.
I believe that you’re looking for PR code 7E6 , electric auxiliary air heater.
When I bought my A3 , my local Audi dealer gave me a print out of what I thought was every PR code fitted to my car , it’s about 6 pages long.
The thing is , 7E6 doesn’t appear on the build sticker in the spare wheel well/service book but does appear on the list pictured above , and my car certainly appears to have all the equipment featured on the list.....
I think the build sticker only lists the major options fitted to the vehicle ...
If my car does have the heater then it doesn’t currently work.......which seems a very common fault , I think the solder joints go with age....
Ah - thanks, useful.
I don't have it on the build sticker but I think tomorrow I'm going to look to see if the 100 amp fuse is present in the fuse box.
Never noticed a quick warm up on your car either Nessy, I assumed it didn’t have the aux heater.
I only discovered about the heater as a result of a thread on this very forum , and it defo doesn’t heat up quickly , so assumed it has the heater but that it is broken, which TBH doesn’t bother me.....
Is it just the TDI cars that have the option of the aux heater?
I think so; from what I’ve read on here, it’s only later diesel models that have them fitted as they are so slow to warm-up in normal driving ....
It's not the remote heater system you believe, that Nordic countries have, it's just an additional electric heater system fitted to diesels to speed up cabin warmth on startup as advised.
It's confusing I know, but they are different.
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