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    Fault code 04987, glow plug 4?!

    Hi all, have a fault code produced via Carista reader 04987. On a different reader I get P0674 glow plug 4 cylinder circuit. to which I guess is the case of a glow plug change? They haven’t been changed previously to my knowledge. (80,000 miles). Just wondering if anyone has had the same...
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    Servicing

    Hi all, just wondering peoples thoughts on Eurocarparts? Since owning the wife’s Audi A3 always bought genuine service parts and serviced my self (have a vat registered company with a workshop) so not an every day car mechanic but deal with trucks etc. I’ve used Eurocarparts before and got...
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    Rear quarter window removal

    Does anyone know how to remove rear quarter window on 5dr a3? I’m being fussy as the rubber trim has been hacked by previous owner and I’ve found a replacement from breakers. If it’s a big job I may just leave rather than pulling my car apart. I’m fairly good with trim removal, I’ve change...
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    Diesel additives and cleaners

    does anyone use redex stp diesel cleaners / dpf cleaner? Are they worth it? I would say 7/10 times I fill up I use the better diesel. Only ever fill up with bp or shell. Are those additives just a gimmick?
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    A3 wheel colour

    hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows what the paint code is for standard Audi alloy silver wheels is. Mine are all okay, but the backs look like they may need spraying up before they get real bad. Any help would be great Thanks
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    Facelift Window tints

    Hi all, Wanting to get my Audi A3s windows tinted. Went to a tinting company today, and he gave me an off cut from a 20% film, although recommended going one more down to get the factory look, and the 20% is pretty dark, just one down from limo. I don’t want it stupidly dark, but the factory...
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    Rear brakes Audi a3

    hi all, Had mot today, flew through, just needed headlights adjusting slightly. The mot guy did mention back brakes might need attention in a few months, still getting an excellent brake. But the pads are only getting contact with 3/4 of the disc, leaving the untouched looking a bit...
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    Annoying wiper blade!

    hi all. Got a 15 plate Audi, and since owning last few month, it really bugs me that the passenger wiper blade doesn’t wipe a neat curved line all the way to the bottom. It’s fine until the last six inches, where the tax disc would go. It seems that the blade loses contact in that area. So as...
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    Headlight adjustment

    hi all, Adjusted my headlights yesterday so they shine 4ft high at 25ft.. was only getting 1ft high and was shocking how bad they were at night.. but now really good.. I assume they’re still legal and didn’t get any oncoming traffic flashing me from be dazzled. Just wondering what is correct...
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    A3 tyres

    hi Just wondering if Audi recommend a certain brand of tyre for a3? Or does anyone have any recommendations? 17” audi alloys.. Currently on Michelin’s
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    Built in SatNav

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to add satnav to Audi A3 8V, if I scroll through menu I can select navigation but it’s not enabled.. What do I need to get it? I think it’s just a memory card or something plugged into glove box? But not sure? Anyone tried it and worked? Cheers
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    Aluminium window trim

    hi all, Got a 5 door a3 8v shape, on the passenger side you’ve got the rear quarter window, the Ali trim at the bottom is about 8 inches long and as it curles round and goes up towards the roof it’s pinged up, I can see a clip is still attached to the trim. I’ve tried glueing it down but...
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    Poor night time vision

    Audi A3 8v Got standard halogen bulbs, but my god vision is terrible at night, can leave on main beam struggling to see and oncoming cars don’t even notice I’m on main beam. Any upgrade bulbs recommended? Not fused what colour just want good vision. My 58 plate mk5 golf had h7 bulbs (I...
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    P2002 Diesel Particulate Filter Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1

    hi, P2002 Diesel Particulate Filter Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1 does anyone out there know the solution to this code, had dpf filter regenerated, but light keeps coming back on any tests i can do my self to determine whats chucking light back on, can clear code and will stay off for a...
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    DPF regen?

    hi guys will my car auto regain if i meet the required revs and speed when driving along? if so, can someone tell me required speed and revs and time to hold it at for it to regen, will that clear emissions light from dash? (amber engine symbol) ****** thing is doing my head in! ta
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    Emission light (dpf) ????

    Hey, Am new to this so excuse me if I’ve posted to wrong part, etc. I have a diesel Audi A3 8v 64plate 67k on clock A week ago I have the emission light (Amber engine symbol) appear, so plugged in my cheap n cheerful code reader and got P2002 and pending p2002 / 2. Dpf related. Ran it to my...
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    Emission light

    Hey, Am new to this so excuse me if I’ve posted to wrong part, etc. I have a diesel Audi A3 8v 64plate 67k on clock A week ago I have the emission light (Amber engine symbol) appear, so plugged in my cheap n cheerful code reader and got P2002 and pending p2002 / 2. Dpf related. Ran it to my...
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    2015 a3 emission light stuck on!

    Hey, Am new to this so excuse me if I’ve posted to wrong part, etc. I have a diesel Audi A3 8v 64plate 67k on clock A week ago I have the emission light (Amber engine symbol) appear, so plugged in my cheap n cheerful code reader and got P2002 and pending p2002 / 2. Dpf related. Ran it to my...
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