Audi A3 Wont Start and Dashboard is dead

audi-a3-2s8

Registered User
I went to start my Audi A3 and the car started up, then the dash went off and the car cut out. A friend of mine has VCDS and ran a scan, with the following results. Anybody had any similar problems?

Here's the VCDS read out

Wednesday,15,February,2017,19:00:19:40973
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator
Data version: 20130910


VIN: License Plate:



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Chassis Type: 8P (1K0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 25 42 44 46 47 52 55 56 63 73 76

VIN:

01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: Malfunction 0010
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: Malfunction 0010
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
15-Airbags -- Status: Malfunction 0010
16-Steering wheel -- Status: Malfunction 0010
17-Instruments -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: Malfunction 0010
25-Immobilizer -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
47-Sound System -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
55-Xenon Range -- Status: Malfunction 0010
56-Radio -- Status: Malfunction 0010
63-Entry Assist,D -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
73-Entry Assist, P -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
76-Park Assist -- Status: OK 0000
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Address 01: Engine Labels: 03G-906-018-BMN.clb
Part No SW: 03G 906 018 DN HW: 03G 906 018 DN
Component: R4 2.0l PPD1.2 4350
Revision: --H52--- Serial number: AUX7Z0H1FNI143
Coding: 0000072
Shop #: WSC 00029 210 72227
VCID: 74E73A52171B22BE80B-8021

2 Faults Found:
005712 - Powertrain Data Bus
P1650 - 009 - Missing Message from Instrument Cluster
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 17
Reset counter: 40
Mileage: 155242 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2017.02.15
Time: 18:29:24

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 768 /min
Torque: 32.0 Nm
Speed: 0.0 km/h
0.00 %
Voltage: 12.20 V
Bin. Bits: 11100100
Torque: 1016.0 Nm

005488 - Engine Start Blocked by Immobilizer
P1570 - 008 -
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 11101000
Fault Priority: 4
Fault Frequency: 3
Reset counter: 40
Mileage: 0 km
Time Indication: 0

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 1888 /min
Torque: 152.0 Nm
Speed: 0.0 km/h
0.00 %
Voltage: 12.09 V
Bin. Bits: 00111001
Bin. Bits: 00000000

Readiness: N/A

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Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 1K0-907-379-MK60-F.lbl
Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 AC HW: 1K0 907 379 AC
Component: ESP FRONT MK60 0101
Revision: 00H11001
Coding: 0023170
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 73E5394E12152586991-8026

2 Faults Found:
01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication
00474 - Control Module for Immobilizer
004 - No Signal/Communication

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Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: 8P0-820-043.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 820 043 AH HW: 8P0 820 043 AH
Component: KlimavollautomatH19 0430
Revision: 133207 Serial number: 8P0820043AH
Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
VCID: 72EB3C4A6D0F2C8E927-8027

2 Faults Found:
00819 - High Pressure Sensor (G65)
009 - Open or Short to Ground - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00101001
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 175
Mileage: 154674 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2017.02.10
Time: 18:20:34

Freeze Frame:
Temperature: 2.0°C
Voltage: 14.50 V
RPM: 2200 /min
Load: 0.0 %
Load: 9.0 %

01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Mileage: 0 km
Time Indication: 0

Freeze Frame:
ON


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Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 8P0-907-279-30-H.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 907 279 K HW: 8P0 907 279 K
Component: Bordnetz-SG H54 2501
Revision: 00H54000 Serial number: 00000008064223
Coding: F58A1F07A01410004F0000000000000000084E175A050000000000000000
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 08192
VCID: 4581B7960C01EB36E75-8010

Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8P2 955 119 E Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
Component: Wischer AU350 H01 0130
Coding: 00062736
Shop #: WSC 06314

Subsystem 2 - Part No: 4E0 910 557 B Labels: 8K0-955-559.CLB
Component: REGENLICHTSENSORH13 0100
Coding: 00150573
Shop #: WSC 06314

1 Fault Found:
01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Mileage: 0 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2005.09.13
Time: 31:63:63

Freeze Frame:
ON
Voltage: 12.15 V
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF


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Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8P0-959-655-94.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 959 655 N HW: 8P0 959 655 N
Component: Airbag 9.41 H01 4230
Revision: 91H01423 Serial number: 003CR0014TLB
Coding: 0071612
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 4D918FB6D47113762F5-8018

Subsystem 1 - Serial number: 63328RB4038924015

Subsystem 2 - Serial number: 63428RB403855A98R

Subsystem 3 - Serial number: 63528RB4038921A6J

Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 63628RB403855A1DQ

Subsystem 5 - Serial number: 63747RB40369E282R

Subsystem 6 - Serial number: 63847RB40369E2A8-

1 Fault Found:
01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 2
Reset counter: 152
Mileage: 0 km
Time Indication: 0


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Address 16: Steering wheel Labels: 8P0-953-549-F.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 953 549 F HW: 8P0 953 549 F
Component: J0527 H36 0070
Coding: 0002012
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 4189A3861829C716DBD-8014

Subsystem 1 - Part No: XXXXXXXXXXX
Component: E0221 H02 0030

1 Fault Found:
01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication

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Address 17: Instruments Labels: 8P0-920-xxx-17-MY8.clb
Part No SW: 8P0 920 981 K HW: 8P0 920 981 K
Component: KOMBIINSTR. VDO H22 0660
Revision: D0H22003 Serial number: 2241H003110021
Shop #: WSC 00000 011 2053004
VCID: 408FA6821323CE1ED43-8015

No Faults Found
or DTCs not supported by controller
or a communication error occurred

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Address 19: CAN Gateway Labels: 1K0-907-530-V3.clb
Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 P HW: 1K0 907 951
Component: J533__Gateway H16 0192
Revision: H16 Serial number: 2500K08218012F
Coding: E9811F0E1C02020101
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 3467FA52579B62BE40B-8061

6 Faults Found:
00381 - Databus Instrument Cluster
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 1
Fault Frequency: 3
Reset counter: 152
Time Indication: 15

00474 - Control Module for Immobilizer
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Time Indication: 15

02010 - Left Entry Assistance Control Module (J572)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Time Indication: 15

02011 - Right Entry Assistance Control Module (J573)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Time Indication: 15

01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Time Indication: 15

00463 - Control Module for Digital Sound Package (J525)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Time Indication: 15


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Address 25: Immobilizer
Cannot be reached

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver Labels: 8P0-959-801-MAX3.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 959 801 J HW: 8P0 959 801 J
Component: Tuer-SG H03 0050
Coding: 0004728
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 428BAC8A1D2FDC0EC27-8017

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist Labels: 1Kx-909-14x-44.clb
Part No: 1K2 909 144 M
Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl.079 H08 1901
Shop #: WSC 02069 000 90108
VCID: 3663C05A41E770AE7EF-8063

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv. Labels: 8P0-959-433.lbl
Part No: 8P0 959 433 J
Component: KSG H11 0080
Coding: 1880202002586D29850548DAC637
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 4385A98E0235D506C91-8016

Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1K0 951 605 C
Component: LIN BACKUP HORN H03 1301

Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1K0 907 719 C
Component: Neigungssensor 005 0003

Subsystem 3 - Part No: 8P0 951 177
Component: Innenraumueberw.H04 0020

No fault code found.

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Address 47: Sound System
Cannot be reached

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. Labels: 1K0-959-702-MAX3.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 959 802 J HW: 8P0 959 802 J
Component: Tuer-SG H03 0050
Coding: 0004728
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 4385A98E0235D506C91-8016

No fault code found.

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Address 55: Xenon Range Labels: 8P0-907-357.lbl
Part No: 8P0 907 357 H
Component: Dynamische LWR H01 0010
Revision: 00000001 Serial number:
Coding: 0000012
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 3F8DA57E6EDDB1E6AD9-806A

1 Fault Found:
01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication - MIL ON
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 11100100
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Mileage: 8 km
Time Indication: 0


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Address 56: Radio Labels: 8J0-035-1xx-56.clb
Part No SW: 8P0 035 186 P HW: 8P0 035 186 P
Component: R Concert2+ H02 0270
Revision: 00H02000 Serial number: AUZ1Z3H8885213
Coding: 0330201
Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
VCID: 3F8DA57E6EDDB1E6AD9-806A

1 Fault Found:
01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
004 - No Signal/Communication
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100100
Fault Priority: 5
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 152
Mileage: 0 km
Time Indication: 0


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Address 63: Entry Assist,D
Cannot be reached

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Address 73: Entry Assist, P
Cannot be reached

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Address 76: Park Assist Labels: 8P0-919-283.lbl
Part No SW: 8P0 919 283 D HW: 8P0 919 283 D
Component: Parkhilfe 4-Kan H09 0070
Revision: 00H09000 Serial number: 00067824840804
Coding: 0000113
Shop #: WSC 131071 1023 2097151
VCID: 3C77D2727FCBAAFE88B-8069

No fault code found.

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RAF_S7

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
How healthy/old is your battery?

I've seen similar multiple faults caused by a failed or failing battery.
 

audi-a3-2s8

Registered User
Hi, thanks for that. I had a spare battery kicking round and it still has the same issue. Battery was my first thought but that doesn't seem to be the issue. After doing the VCDS scan I am more inclined to say it's immobiliser issue.
 

SootySport

Registered User
That's usually an immobiliser or key fault.
 

Jnsio

Registered User
Does the instrument cluster work at all? Faults pretty much match a faulty processor in the instrument cluster if its completely dead. Had a similar case and I sent off the cluster to a specialist to get looked at and repaired if possible which it was. £180 and it was back to normal
 

audi-a3-2s8

Registered User
So when I disconnect the battery and the put it back on the car will turn over and start, then after a second cut out again. During this process the dash doesn't light up. Just before all this happened the rev counter did turn on and it is now stuck at 1000 rpm.
 

Oswald

Active Member
VCDS Map User
Your dash is dead threfore car wont start - immo is located in cluster as well. You can get a second hand on one and adapt it mate. Whereabouts are you?
 

Oswald

Active Member
VCDS Map User
If the dash is dead, its gonna be cheaper to get a second hand replacement of ebay and adapt it. Check fuses under the bonnet, if you have 30 fuses box then check fuse 6, if 54 then fuse no 17
 

Jnsio

Registered User
So when I disconnect the battery and the put it back on the car will turn over and start, then after a second cut out again. During this process the dash doesn't light up. Just before all this happened the rev counter did turn on and it is now stuck at 1000 rpm.

So you have the exact same problem as I did. The cluster has the immo in it and since the cluster is dead it wont let you start it. Its usually the processor of the cluster which goes bad which is replaceable. Just find a shop specialised in fixing instrument clusters/VAG clusters and send it in to get checked/repaired. Way cheaper than a new cluster and you dont lose mileage or need to recode it after you get it back
However this only applies if the cluster is completely dead and doesnt show any signs of life when turning the power on
 

Oswald

Active Member
VCDS Map User
£35 second hand on ebay, plus the cost of adapting immo. These clusters are pretty simple to recode. Can't see it cheaper fixed by specialists.
 

Jnsio

Registered User
That is true but I dont think it would be that much more expensive to just fix the old one and keep the original mileage. Or can you actually change the mileage after it has been set once on a used cluster? If the mileage doesn't matter then its better to go for a used unit
 

Oswald

Active Member
VCDS Map User
Well, I can code used cluster and set the mileage too;) Including white ones. Heres my 2004 cluster

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SootySport

Registered User
You clever boy you :footy:
 

abmat

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Don’t think you can just swap ecu’s. The new one will need coding using Odis I think and component protection removing.
 
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