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Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th November 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By J i m s t e r
Have you got TV? You could get a feed into the...

Have you got TV? You could get a feed into the TV unit in the boot as a line in. You need a cable as discussed here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-7375.html
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By J i m s t e r
I'd get a free 4G PAYG SIM from EE, O2, Voda etc....

I'd get a free 4G PAYG SIM from EE, O2, Voda etc. and try each one in your phone. Run the Speedtest app. Or tether your PC to the phone wirelessly, with the phone as a hotspot, and browse...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By J i m s t e r
Is that an Impala? !! +++

Is that an Impala? !! +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd July 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By J i m s t e r
Update: All working fine today. Worked away...

Update: All working fine today. Worked away from the house on both cars yesterday too.

Looked around to see if anyone has installed a new garage remote door etc. but nothing changed in the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By J i m s t e r
No-one around though. I guess you'd need to be...

No-one around though. I guess you'd need to be within 50 ft or so to do this.
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By J i m s t e r
Bit of a Strange One... Remote Fob Blocked?

Couldn't open the car with the fob last night, had to use the key barrel under the handle. Had to start the car with the key in ignition. Got out, couldn't lock it with the fob either. Same story...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,793
Posted By J i m s t e r
Note to self : Do not buy a D4.

Note to self : Do not buy a D4.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 23rd April 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,633
Posted By J i m s t e r
Was interesting to see how far you got, kudos. ...

Was interesting to see how far you got, kudos.

Strangely I think the radio feed has better sound in the standard system than the HDD so I use an FM transmitter bluetoothed to my phone. It still...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st April 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,793
Posted By J i m s t e r
No they will just narrow down the centre hole in...

No they will just narrow down the centre hole in the wheel for a snug fit to the smaller hub.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th April 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,747
Posted By J i m s t e r
Yeah no worries. Let me know when you need it.

Yeah no worries. Let me know when you need it.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th April 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,747
Posted By J i m s t e r
My VAG specialist fitted the new motor and still...

My VAG specialist fitted the new motor and still no dice. His diagnostics must have said faulty tilt, and he knew that sensor disabled the (power) boot release. He then got to the module and it was...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th April 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,633
Posted By J i m s t e r
The problem is everything is component-protected...

The problem is everything is component-protected on an optical link, IIRC.

I feel the same way about mine.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd April 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,747
Posted By J i m s t e r
I've got a spare one (the metal one, 4E0827852H)...

I've got a spare one (the metal one, 4E0827852H) which I thought was why my boot wouldn't open but turns out it was a faulty tilt-sensor stopping the boot opening, so $299 later (including shipping...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th March 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,852
Posted By J i m s t e r
Yeah that's where they go on the D3. Again, it's...

Yeah that's where they go on the D3. Again, it's from the numberplate lamp holders and creeps back outside. I am guessing plastic screws might stop it happening again.

Poor design though. ...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,756
Posted By J i m s t e r
Thanks, I'll check this.

Thanks, I'll check this.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,756
Posted By J i m s t e r
I noticed this on mine, but has resolved itself...

I noticed this on mine, but has resolved itself on its own now.
My microswitches on the soft-close don't work anymore but this is common. I don't miss it and it's not worth my time replacing them....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,216
Posted By J i m s t e r
Edit: Didn't see the mileage.

Edit: Didn't see the mileage.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,216
Posted By J i m s t e r
Edited because didn't see the mileage.

Edited because didn't see the mileage.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,852
Posted By J i m s t e r
My D3 is going on the rear plate holder...

My D3 is going on the rear plate holder light/grab bar. Looking carefully at it, it seems to stem from the screws that hold the bulb covers. I guess these are causing a contact reaction with...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th December 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,976
Posted By J i m s t e r
It could be a combo of the new tyres and road...

It could be a combo of the new tyres and road surface. I drove a piece of road regularly which had long indentations worn in it, from having queuing trucks stood on it. On the previous tyres, I'd...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 21st November 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,582
Posted By J i m s t e r
I'd happily forego variable-height suspension and...

I'd happily forego variable-height suspension and such for "No wet carpets". Get the basics right, Audi. This is the last one I'll ever buy.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th October 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,250
Posted By J i m s t e r
If you have AMI, you can attach a Bluetooth...

If you have AMI, you can attach a Bluetooth dongle and then stream through AMI.

If you don't have AMI, you can retrofit it.

If you have TV, you could fit a dongle into one of the AUX inputs to...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 23rd October 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,585
Posted By J i m s t e r
I was informed yesterday that next year, new...

I was informed yesterday that next year, new purchases of electric vehicles are not subject to being taxed as a benefit in kind, so a big incentive.
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th September 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,383
Posted By J i m s t e r
You can't stream music on the standard system. ...

You can't stream music on the standard system.

If you have AMI, you can connect bluetooth to that.

If not, you could pay to get AMI put in.

Or buy an FM transmitter/Bluetooth receiver, pair...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th September 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,538
Posted By J i m s t e r
Difficult in the D3 due to the Optical links and...

Difficult in the D3 due to the Optical links and component protection. You could add AMI and then attach a Bluetooth module to that but it's costly.

I've come to the conclusion that being stuck...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,435
Posted By J i m s t e r
IIRC there is no chirp on the D3 A8 - it's a...

IIRC there is no chirp on the D3 A8 - it's a short horn toot or no horn toot.

Happy to be corrected.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By J i m s t e r
Wait for them to go wrong out of warranty? :ROFL:

Wait for them to go wrong out of warranty? :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd July 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,744
Posted By J i m s t e r
VW made the unfortunate mistake of using alloy...

VW made the unfortunate mistake of using alloy window trim on steel without a proper barrier, so all the door tops corrode. They all seem to have it. Some people had all four doors replaced under...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By J i m s t e r
"...particulates emitted from ships were...

"...particulates emitted from ships were estimated to cause 60,000 deaths each year worldwide"

That is way more than terrorism. But what is making the headlines? I can't afford to milkshake a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By J i m s t e r
I am glad someone has mentioned something other...

I am glad someone has mentioned something other than diesel cars in an environmental argument. I have a client in the energy sector and was stunned to read the info below. And to think of the stick...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th March 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,634
Posted By J i m s t e r
I too am a massive ebay cynic. Perhaps the...

I too am a massive ebay cynic.

Perhaps the winning bidder will be told "Can't find it / Sorry, the dog ate it."
:ROFL:

...only to see said item appear next month, until they get what they...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th March 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,943
Posted By J i m s t e r
I am thinking a hose too. Would be under...

I am thinking a hose too.

Would be under load at 70, not so much in the crawl.

The air sound you describe would indicate something is not sealed or has a hole somewhere. It doesn't take...
Forum: Other Audis 7th March 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,720
Posted By J i m s t e r
It doesn't sound like £70K buys you much in the...

It doesn't sound like £70K buys you much in the way of an A8 these days. Not sure I'd enjoy the auto-braking either.

I did have a go in a new V90 and that was overly-safe. If you moved lanes...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th March 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,148
Posted By J i m s t e r
Interesting reading. I do wonder how 5G masts...

Interesting reading. I do wonder how 5G masts are going to make me feel.

https://www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.php



I am no hypochondriac and usually a massive skeptic about how well...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,148
Posted By J i m s t e r
That would explain it.

That would explain it.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,148
Posted By J i m s t e r
I know the 2 v 5 arguments, but the 5 should be...

I know the 2 v 5 arguments, but the 5 should be good at 10m, surely? The obstacles to it (line of sight) are a patio door and a wood wall on the office made from 2" thick wood. If I was in a Grade...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,148
Posted By J i m s t e r
Been on Virgin for a while and getting north of...

Been on Virgin for a while and getting north of 380Mbps on my PC which is ethernetted into the Superhub 3 modem/router directly. Happy with that speed.

The Superhub is the weakest thing about...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,903
Posted By J i m s t e r
"The UK has pledged that half of all new car...

"The UK has pledged that half of all new car sales will be hybrid or electric by 2030 as part of its “Road to Zero” plan "

10 years at least there.

As discussed elsewhere, where is all the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th February 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,903
Posted By J i m s t e r
I've yet to find a better solution than Waze on...

I've yet to find a better solution than Waze on my phone (which is live-traffic updated and based on Google maps. And Free). I did like the magic map on the RS5 Ian is punting, but I can do without...
Forum: Motormouth 5th February 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,624
Posted By J i m s t e r
I remember the Ital, it had a snazzier grille...

I remember the Ital, it had a snazzier grille filler. The Marina door handles were used on Lotus Esprits for decades after. We had a new Marina estate as a hire car when my dad took us on holiday...
Forum: Motormouth 5th February 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,624
Posted By J i m s t e r
My dad taught me to drive on Spike Island in a...

My dad taught me to drive on Spike Island in a Morris Oxford. He probably had bald tyres on it because the back end would come out on most wet roundabouts. It taught me "Dab of oppo" for sure. New...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 31st January 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,855
Posted By J i m s t e r
I found if you have >1 Bluetooth device...

I found if you have >1 Bluetooth device (including the Audi phone module) on the go, they cross-talk and create dropouts. I have turned the factory Bluetooth off in mine, and have a BT receiver/FM...
Forum: Daily banter 31st January 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,395
Posted By J i m s t e r
Ad says "UPRATED STEREO". I guess it had NO...

Ad says "UPRATED STEREO". I guess it had NO stereo before! The standard one is abysmal.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 31st January 2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,938
Posted By J i m s t e r
http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articles/heatac/exap...

http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articles/heatac/exaporatordrainsD3.html

D3 specific ^^^
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th January 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,938
Posted By J i m s t e r
Ice on inside of windscreen and front door glass

Anyone else ever had this? I've never known condensation in car like this before. I had the plenum drain cleaned out in the Summer as that was blocked but I think my car is still taking in water...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd January 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By J i m s t e r
Due some in Nottingham early hours of tomorrow,...

Due some in Nottingham early hours of tomorrow, 4AM - 8AM. I'll WFH as there is no need to risk it.

I was in a Hilux last year when I had to be on-site in Halifax and the route through...
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,771
Posted By J i m s t e r
"confirmed."

"confirmed."
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th November 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By J i m s t e r
Sold, pleasure to meet you David.

Sold, pleasure to meet you David.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th November 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,761
Posted By J i m s t e r
Have you tried Nottingham Auto Technik? Steve...

Have you tried Nottingham Auto Technik? Steve there is very knowledgeable, ex-John Fox and they are 1/2 mile from me which means I can walk there and back. 2 mins from M1 J26. Hope they aren't one...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th November 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By J i m s t e r
Hi David, No rush. This Sunday I won't be...

Hi David,

No rush. This Sunday I won't be around, but I am usually around Mon/Tue/Fri and most weekends.
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