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  1. Alex Holmes

    Seat belt chime

    Had an intermittent issue just recently where the seatbelt chime goes off randomly when driving. Its the one that goes off if you un buckle the seat belt whilst driving along. It normally happens when moving position in the seat, then again it doesn't at all. Im just assuming its the buckle...
  2. Alex Holmes

    Handbrake adjustment

    As far as im aware the adjustment on the handbrake is automatic self adjusting. I've had a look on the interwebs already and I've seen how to reset the adjustment which i did a while back after the cables jumped off the adjustment wheel but the lever has since become more slack to the point...
  3. Alex Holmes

    Another annoying noise

    Had the windows down the yesterday and the radio off and i noticed another annoying little noise for a split second when accelerating. Its a very faint tinny rattle coming from the front somewhere. It does it under light/normal acceleration and driving but not when cruising or on overrun just...
  4. Alex Holmes

    Right hand turn knock

    Before swapping the front suspension i had a singular clunk on the left, i believe, as the suspension loaded up turning right on a roundabout. Anyway, i thought I'd cured that fault by replacing all the front suspension arms, drop links and trackrod ends, but it seems not. Im now wondering...
  5. Alex Holmes

    Xenon headlights blowing bulbs

    Since retrofitting the oem bi xenons I've had no end of bulbs blow. First a DRL, then more recently an indicator bulb ( thought maybe it was the cheaper chrome finish ones at fault?) And now another DRL, all in the same headlight too. Never had this issue with the old halogen units and im just...
  6. Alex Holmes

    Under bonnet trim fixing help

    I aquired the right side engine bay trim that covers the washer bottle a while ago and it came with the required fixings too which was a bonus. One of the bobbins replaces a fixing on the washer bottle and the other seems to have a bracket that screws to the front panel somewhere, however...
  7. Alex Holmes

    2.0tfsi valve cover replacement

    The valve cover replacement is on the horizon as the leak is gradually getting worse. Looking into it the actual gasket is readily available but it seems that the procedure requires the bolts to be changed as they also have there own little o rings. Issue is i can't find the bolts/o rings...
  8. Alex Holmes

    2.0tfsi FWD clutch replacement

    I think the time is swiftly coming to get the clutch changed on my bus, I've been putting it off for a while already. Im thinking of going down the LUK or Sachs route for a new clutch and flywheel and looking on autodoc those two parts in LUK form are around £420ish. Way cheaper than euro wrong...
  9. Alex Holmes

    Air recirculation flap

    Had a fault on the HVAC for a while now, so thought i ought to address it. VCDS is saying 00716 - air recirculation flap positioning motor, blocked or no voltage. Thought i might as well just replace the faulty unit but im unsure of the actual location of this particular flap motor. So say...
  10. Alex Holmes

    Oem bluetooth phone connectivity

    This thread maybe more phone oriented than B7 related!! I've e finally got the oem bluetooth wiring in and working(just!) And was wondering how others get on with their phone connectivity on newer phones. I can comnect my phone and make and end phone calls just fine but the menu list that...
  11. Alex Holmes

    Potential water ingress hotspots

    Ive noticed for a while the inside of my bus is smelling a little damp and musty. Thought I'd sorted it with by clearing the plenum chamber and also sorted a leak in the boot where to towbar wiring was routed. Is there any other comman places where waterleaks can appear? Maybe its just case of...
  12. Alex Holmes

    Oem accessories

    Just been looking through the online parts database looking for some bits and bobs and can't believe the amount of extras Audi offer from colour coded and leather key fob covers to in car mobile espresso machines! The list is a bit bizarre really but quite interesting
  13. Alex Holmes

    Front suspension refresh recommendations...

    Looking at refreshing the front suspension on my avant as a couple of arms need replacing and the rest are 14 years old and worn out. So looking at my options and it seems its Meyle of Lemforder are the 2 best quality aftermarket options. Just looking for recommendations really before i spend...
  14. Alex Holmes

    Wheel spacer question

    So im after some spacers for my Avant. Im needing feonts anyway so my wheels fit over my new Brembo's but fancy shifting the rear out too. Found this pic on the interwebs that is pretty much exactly what im after Does anyone happen to know the mm of spacer required to achieve that look on the...
  15. Alex Holmes

    Rear bumper valence question

    So i happen to be working on a B7 cab at work, and whilst stripping the rear bumper, i noticed that the rear valence looks a little more interesting than the standard s line version. The car is only a 2.0tdi s line so just the 2 single exhaust outlets and it is an oem part. I was wondering if...
  16. Alex Holmes

    Looking for a little more interior PIZAZZ!

    As the title says really, just looking for a few little touches to really set off the cabin in my Avant. Its already a very nice place to be but just think it needs something extra. A few touches of silver trim here and there set it off nicely and the ambient lighting in the door handles...
  17. Alex Holmes

    Full factory bi xenon retrofit

    Im feeling the need to take on another big retrofit job. I know this has been covered 10s of times but there is very little info out there about retrofitting all the associated equipment such as headlamp washers and self leveling adjusters. The headlamp washers should be simple enough although...
  18. Alex Holmes

    B7 dipped headlights not working

    So i have an interesting problem with my Avant headlights, regarding dipped beam. When the headlights are turned off the main beam flasher works fine. With the light switch set to "auto" , side lights or dipped lights, the main beam bulbs don't flash, despite the blue symbol being displayed...
  19. Alex Holmes

    Alex's Misano Red B7 Avant Thread

    I figured seeing as a few other members have chucked out some B7 owners threads i would have a pop at my own for my 2006 B7 Avant 2.0tfsi Special Edition. Some content will be further written up on in other specific threads if theres anything of any interest to anyone. Full retrofitted...
  20. Alex Holmes

    Oem bluetooth retrofit coding issues

    So ive started dry fitting everything for the bluetooth to check everything works before committing to routing all wiring etc. I have adjusted the coding for the RNSE and Steering wheel but i can't re code the telephone module. It appears that VCDS doesn't allow me to access (#77 telephone) to...
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