Oh dear :/

thesmileyone

Registered User
Anyone have any ideas if you can self-diagnose fault codes for an 8P2 a3?

No signs or symptoms that I can tell other than this :/

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peaky83

Registered User
I have this too... Keep me posted on what you find out... I'm hoping it's something inane and cheap...
 

s3_trev

Northern Ireland
You actually might not be far wrong voorhees
 

thesmileyone

Registered User
I live in Cornwall currently unfort but thanks for the offer :)

Is there something I can do to show me the fault code?
 

leeds2592

When I grow up, I want a 964!
I live in Cornwall currently unfort but thanks for the offer :)

Is there something I can do to show me the fault code?

Yeh, get it scanned with VCDS.
 
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Goner

Guest
Intake Manifold Flaps is a possibility when this light comes, just had this issue on mine.

Scrap that, mines diesel yours is petrol.
 

peaky83

Registered User
Aiden,

How much did it cost you to put the Intake flaps right? And is it an easily DIY-able job? Mine is coming up with a P2108 Unknown code...? However google it and you get suggestions of Intake control flap...

Dan
 

peaky83

Registered User
Its worth pointing out that the light is on, then will randomly go off and also it will sporadically come back on again, I cannot find any common ground on what triggers it or when it comes on/goes off...
 
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Goner

Guest
Aiden,

How much did it cost you to put the Intake flaps right? And is it an easily DIY-able job? Mine is coming up with a P2108 Unknown code...? However google it and you get suggestions of Intake control flap...

Dan

Hi Dan, from memory I think the flaps were £200 + £60 labour.
 
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Goner

Guest
Consequences of not doing it urgently? :s

Thanks Aiden,

Dan

No probs Dan,

If it is that I was told that it could last for months, maybe a year or it could fail at anytime meaning the car was un driveable, no idea how true that is like but there ya go fella.
 

thesmileyone

Registered User
No symptoms at all here. Light went off after 2 days and has not come on again.
 

JohnE

2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI
Mine did that when the EGR valve was going - no other symptoms and didn't run any worse than it usually does. Eventually I got the light on full time.
 

Dan-Jnr

Registered User
If you lived closer to Manchester I could have used my VCDS.
If you don't have access to VCDS you can get a bluetooth ODB dongle (£5) and buy the Torque Pro app on android phones.
This is a quick and cheap method to scan and clear codes.
 

Alex C

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Where in Cornwall are you? I live down on the Lizard with a cable and a copy of VCDS
 
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T8DPR

Guest
maf loose??

it doesn't always affect how the engine runs if the airbox pipe has popped off, but could still put the light on
 

JoshKind

Registered User
I live in Cornwall currently unfort but thanks for the offer :)

Is there something I can do to show me the fault code?

I live in Newquay mate. Get the car to me and I will plug VCDS in for you.
 

thesmileyone

Registered User
Thanks mate, I will take you up on that in a few weeks if any problems persist! I am Bodmin way.
 
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