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Thundercliffe81 Aug 22, 2018

  1. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Hi all.

    Been a wally and had an issue with my B9 S4 Avant exhaust valve control unit.

    Yup, removed plugs 18 months ago. Passenger side a doddle. Drivers side was a nightmare to remove for some reason. They were carefully plugged and taped up as well as safely cable tied in place.

    Trading car in soon and decided to plug back up. Again, passenger side...doddle. Drivers side...not playing. The male connector has snapped off. So, at present, the exterior housing is fitted and all looks fine. But without the actual connection.

    The obvious background Fault codes are present. Passenger side has cleared and valve flap must be closed. Harder to see on that side.

    '19305 Manufacturer-specific code'

    Is what I get and it won't reset.

    The car was going in anyway for an Adaptive Light sensor fault and rear washer fail (never had issues with my B8.5. So far from new, the car has had two recall notices and a full MMI replacement. Want to trade in asap and move to used car.

    Anyway! Yes, I'm an idiot. Lesson learned. Although everyone else that's done this, hasn't had an issue. That drivers side connector was genuinely near impossible to work with.

    So, my options? Local independent has said sourcing the right replacement male connector would be very difficult. Is he right? I'm obviously concerned Audi will terminate my warranty and gleefully attempt to say my screenwasher and adaptive light faults are because of this. Can anything be done? Cheers guys.




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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The only way I've ever got this link is through you replying haha. Cheers. I must be blind.


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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    When you go in parts request there is a link that says list departments next it is 3 ... click that, drop down menu. Select submit parts request and that’s you. Fill in the details etc. :)
     
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    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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    I hate myself for suggesting it, but can't you just put it back together so that there is no evidence that you tampered with it (apart from the snapped connector), and then just add the fault code to the list of warranty items?

    Regarding warranty, dealers cannot "terminate" the whole thing just because they believe you have tampered with something. Before my warranty ran out I had one of my headlamp washer jets replaced. The dealer knew about my engine mods and made no attempt to claim that they had caused the jet to fail. If a dealer acts like that then it is not a dealer you should be using.
     
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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Can't submit.

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    My content is 'spam-like'


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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Will take a look
     
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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Oh believe me. I agree wholeheartedly. As a business, they'd be losing a potential RS customer. But I've had dealings with certain Sytner group places and they've been Jobsworths.

    As it looks, from the exterior...you cannot tell there's anything wrong. Unless you realise the butterfly flap is open in comfort etc. They'd only find out when doing their ECU scan and usual health check. In short, it would be raised either by a phone call during the day before they carry out the work or when I collect the car.

    Is it likely they'll just bill me?


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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thank you kindly. I basically just copied and pasted my thread post and shortened it a bit.


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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Send a pm to Tom @creweaudiparts till I look at links, it works fine for me
     
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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Will do. Cheers.


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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    I did tag Tom and he will get back to you.
     
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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Sent it off. Cheers Sandra.


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