S3 Dashboard Vibration

chrisb72

Registered User
I keep hearing a vibration sound coming from the dashboard area of my S3 when the car is at low revs.

I'm struggling to locate what is actually vibrating and have tried to find anything that could be loose. The car is 17 months old and I wouldn't expect anything to have come loose that quickly.

Has anyone had this issue or heard of it?
 

veeeight

I am a very pretty girl
VCDS Map User
I have vibrations and squeaks and rattles all over the car.

From the dashboard though, there is a nasty buzz coming from just behind the light switch.

Several other owners on here also report similar.
 

Stevier88

Registered User
I have vibrations and squeaks and rattles all over the car.

From the dashboard though, there is a nasty buzz coming from just behind the light switch.

Several other owners on here also report similar.
Got the exact same noise coming from the headlight switch! More noticeable in the cold mornings now. As soon as you press that area where the switch is located the noise disappears
 

veeeight

I am a very pretty girl
VCDS Map User
Got the exact same noise coming from the headlight switch! More noticeable in the cold mornings now. As soon as you press that area where the switch is located the noise disappears


Yep. That's the one, cold brings it out!

Haven't yet had time to take it all apart.
 

chrisb72

Registered User
Thanks fellas I'll try pressing that area when I hear it again.

What with noisy brakes when reversing due to moisture and vibrations when its cold I'm starting to think this S3 is a summer car :sadlike: lol
 

Stevier88

Registered User
Thanks fellas I'll try pressing that area when I hear it again.

What with noisy brakes when reversing due to moisture and vibrations when its cold I'm starting to think this S3 is a summer car :sadlike: lol
i had a few over the dashboard but couldnt pin point them, the worst is by far the light switch which is a constant rattle:sadlike: its in with audi next week to replace the suspension mounts so have asked them to have a look at the rattle so will let you know what the outcome is.
 

chrisb72

Registered User
The S3 went for a visit to my local Audi dealer this week for a little list of things including the vibration. The drivers side lower dash was refitted and the vibration has gone. I'm so pleased as it was really annoying me.

The noisy brakes which happened after being parked up and then reversed have been cleaned and I've not heard a peep out of them even after I washed the car. Last week the noise was ridiculously loud after being washed.

The main lights were checked and in the end they said the main beam was slightly high and a guided fault finding check has been carried out.

I got all this done for free despite some of the work not being covered under warranty which is obviously the best bit.

I was very happy until I saw a mobile speed camera van on the side of the road today and I was doing 50 in a 40mph before I hit the brakes. I now have the pain of a week to wait to see if I have been caught or not. I just don't feel the speed in this car.
 

Schuey

Registered User
I have vibrations and squeaks and rattles all over the car.

From the dashboard though, there is a nasty buzz coming from just behind the light switch.

Several other owners on here also report similar.

I have the exact same rattle on my RS3...... Unacceptable that its actually a common issue!
 
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