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Forum: Owners Meets Today, 03:07 PM
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Posted By HPsauce
Welcome, but do please introduce yourself and...

Welcome, but do please introduce yourself and post some pictures of your car and say where you are in more detail, there may be others near you.
See "Introductions":...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By HPsauce
I tend to view VCDS as almost part of the car,...

I tend to view VCDS as almost part of the car, like a spare wheel, so stays with it unless there's a good reason not to sell them together. ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 24,211
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for that reminder Mark, very useful to see...

Thanks for that reminder Mark, very useful to see inside as well. +++

What sort of symptoms were you getting that made you decide to change the switch, and did you use VCDS to get it set correctly...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 24,211
Posted By HPsauce
Hmmmm, happened again last night. :Confused: Car...

Hmmmm, happened again last night. :Confused: Car had been unused since Monday afternoon and it was freezing.
Stopped at an uphill T-junction (so only light braking) about 200 yards from home and...
Forum: Owners Meets Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By HPsauce
Congratulations Vera. +++ Though I might...

Congratulations Vera. +++

Though I might just point out that Beverley and I did a driving tour of the far North-West of Scotland (in June 1979!) when she was in her 8th month of pregnancy too. We...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By HPsauce
I've got a pair of old front grey mats acquired a...

I've got a pair of old front grey mats acquired a while back from someone here as spares (might even have been you Jim!). Don't use them often, but need to check condition.... (far from new)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th January 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 24,211
Posted By HPsauce
Maybe not as I've had my suspicions for a little...

Maybe not as I've had my suspicions for a little while that it's starting to misbehave. That's why when the subject came up I decided to check.
Today was the first really blatant manifestation for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th January 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 24,211
Posted By HPsauce
Well it's a long time (nearly 3 years!) since I...

Well it's a long time (nearly 3 years!) since I reported anything on this issue, but it definitely happened today. :tuttut:
As commonly seen before it was after stopping at a T-junction after steady...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By HPsauce
01435 - Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201)

This error came up today when I ran a VCDS scan, but with no extra wording to specify the type of fault (Ross-Tech have 3 variants but this was "vanilla" which they don't include). It did have the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th January 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By HPsauce
Given MJs comments about "Platinhell" I'm...

Given MJs comments about "Platinhell" I'm surprised they weren't evicted ages ago! :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
Excellent. +++ I just found this comment...

Excellent. +++

I just found this comment about measuring blocks in the online VCDS-Lite manual (https://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-lite/manual/measblocks.html):
Shareware Limitation(s): • You can...
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By HPsauce
Well done the pair of you, really should have...

Well done the pair of you, really should have said that in my first response. :o

I did at first think "how convenient for Sean" but it's a bit of a tedious cross-country trek from Cairnryan....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th January 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting, I've heard of switches that...

Interesting, I've heard of switches that basically "auto-adjust" on a ratchet when installed, though you do really have to follow the sequence correctly. Pretty sure mine is just screw in on a thread...
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By HPsauce
briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri...

briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat
Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat
HPsauce and Mrs Sauce...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
Are you sure you have a recent VCDS-Lite? It...

Are you sure you have a recent VCDS-Lite? It should go into measuring blocks exactly the same as the full version. :Confused:

As for the cruise control, that could be the stalk, I know for a fact...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
I needed to do a scan so after that I checked...

I needed to do a scan so after that I checked this out while also monitoring the brake light.
I can confirm that the brake lights only come on at stage 2, i.e. 1011, so at 1010 presumably the ECUs...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
Should be OK for checking readings. Delving...

Should be OK for checking readings.
Delving back into my marathon thread about lack of power I found useful comments by MJ and many others. In summary:

Engine measuring block Group 66 in VCDS is...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
I thought the two sets of contacts did slightly...

I thought the two sets of contacts did slightly different things and are triggered ever so slightly apart - a really tiny movement. IIRC one is for the brake lights and the other for the ECUs. So you...
Forum: Owners Meets 24th January 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By HPsauce
We'll be up in Glasgow (and then various points...

We'll be up in Glasgow (and then various points North-West) for a week around Easter as well!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By HPsauce
I can say (having done it not that long ago to...

I can say (having done it not that long ago to replace the entire window frame) that stripping the door down and taking the frame off isn't actually that difficult. Tedious and takes a little while,...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for that, I'll have a good look at them...

Thanks for that, I'll have a good look at them both when the parts arrive and decide what to do. I have various spare connectors of that type anyway.
IIRC the connectors are all fairly accessible...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd January 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,136
Posted By HPsauce
As noted in another thread...

As noted in another thread (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15449 ) I've decided to replace the motor anyway (with a D3 version) as it does sounds a bit "rough" at times and I'm not...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By HPsauce
As my fan has been playing up for ages now...

As my fan has been playing up for ages now (nearly 3 years on and off, see: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13248 ) I've ordered one of these (from Poland!).
They're a Chinese copy...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By HPsauce
If you look at the design you can see why, it's...

If you look at the design you can see why, it's not a "typical" bladed fan that could indeed run backwards, it's basically a centrifugal pump with vanes in the cylinder that "catch" the air and make...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for that Sean, well researched. +++ It...

Thanks for that Sean, well researched. +++
It doesn't say a huge amount (and appears to be based on BMW designs, probably very similar to Audi) but these are the key sections:

The 30 seconds...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd January 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By HPsauce
Me too, normally. It's just that with the warmish...

Me too, normally. It's just that with the warmish weather (mostly), the various issues I've had limiting use of the S8 (and my regular mobile tyre man going bankrupt!) and other factors keeping us...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,448
Posted By HPsauce
And even that hasn't recurred, todays scan after...

And even that hasn't recurred, todays scan after several more journeys is clean. +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By HPsauce
I guess not, and any amount of "googling didn't...

I guess not, and any amount of "googling didn't throw up an answer either.

But my cleaning efforts seem to have been rewarded so far as this error has not come back:

In fact today I had a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd January 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By HPsauce
Fitted today, so all back to normal though still...

Fitted today, so all back to normal though still on summer wheels and tyres.
I might just swap onto my winter wheels now and put the 20s back on as late as May so they're tip-top before the annual...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd January 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By HPsauce
Sikaflex is only 6.99 at Screwfix for a 300ml...

Sikaflex is only 6.99 at Screwfix for a 300ml tube. Shame to waste most of it though.....
Assuming this is the stuff you need:...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By HPsauce
I might need to arrive in a Volvo if the S8 is...

I might need to arrive in a Volvo if the S8 is still "poorly"...… :o
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th January 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By HPsauce
Collected today and the repair looks good, ought...

Collected today and the repair looks good, ought to for the price!

The damage to the tyre is a bit odd, a strip torn out of the beading on the outside, could possibly have been done on a kerb or...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By HPsauce
Our sponsors have new ones available according to...

Our sponsors have new ones available according to eBay.

Edit: Oooops, missed an earlier post saying that. :o
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th January 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By HPsauce
Brilliant work. +++ (worked out a price yet?) ...

Brilliant work. +++ (worked out a price yet?)

Talking of movement, the lower grommet into the wing is pretty static but not the upper one.
I've cable tied the cable/tube to part of the hinge...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By HPsauce
One has just appeared for sale here:...

One has just appeared for sale here: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=155022#post155022
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By HPsauce
Unfortunately you need a later version of cable,...

Unfortunately you need a later version of cable, that one doesn't support CANBUS which the D3 uses for most things.
Have a look on the RossTech web site to see if they have an offer on upgrading.
...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 79,770
Posted By HPsauce
More than that for me, and maybe others too? ;) ...

More than that for me, and maybe others too? ;)
I thought of putting an RNS-E in ages ago but the lack of the DIS display put me off enough to not bother. :-(
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th January 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By HPsauce
Made some surprising progress today. +++ As it...

Made some surprising progress today. +++
As it was fine and sunny I decided to have another look and potentially remove one of the bolts to check exact dimensions.

I removed both the middle 2 in...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By HPsauce
If you have the time to document (with photos)...

If you have the time to document (with photos) what you do, including rewiring the plug, it would undoubtedly become a very useful "sticky" thread. +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By HPsauce
That's very much worth knowing, especially if...

That's very much worth knowing, especially if this is commonplace:
What's the D3 part number?

Edit: Looks like D2 is 4D0959101 and D3 is 4E0959101 or 4E0959102 possibly with an a suffix.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th January 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By HPsauce
The internal drive is indeed just a component of...

The internal drive is indeed just a component of the NAV unit, which is the top half, connected by a ribbon cable to the main (lower) part.
You can actually swap the Nav unit over between RNS's,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th January 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By HPsauce
So, they have been busy and only just looked at...

So, they have been busy and only just looked at it today.
Apparently the tyre is damaged too, so I'll need to get a new one. But the wheel is repairable.

Given the spare is a different design...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By HPsauce
They would probably have to pay some ludicrously...

They would probably have to pay some ludicrously high licensing fee to Apple to do so as no doubt there's a "proprietary" factor in there somewhere. Even the connector hardware would have been...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By HPsauce
Jim, I've got a spare unit almost identical to...

Jim, I've got a spare unit almost identical to that kicking around, bought it to try on my son's S4.
If you ever go down the AUX-in route I'm happy to donate it to you. Funny thing is I've found the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By HPsauce
I'm sure you can still buy...

I'm sure you can still buy these:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKYz4yVDQm8
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th January 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By HPsauce
Actually I've just worked out what it is! +++ ...

Actually I've just worked out what it is! +++
It's the actuator release spring from the rear headrest mechanism that when missing means they jam in the "down" position. :tuttut:

And great to...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By HPsauce
That looks like an Apple 30-pin interface for...

That looks like an Apple 30-pin interface for older Apple devices, so hopefully you just need an adapter to connect newer ones with a lightning socket.
Jim, can you take a better photo, closer and...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By HPsauce
That's roughly what we were planning for my sons...

That's roughly what we were planning for my sons S4. i.e. add an Aux-in connector (needs VCDS to recode the RNS slightly) then a cheap rechargeable Bluetooth/Aux unit plugged into that.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure about how an A8 is set up but I recall...

Not sure about how an A8 is set up but I recall looking at this with my son when he had an S4 with an RNS-E. Basically Bluetooth only did phone calls!

We did look at adding an AUX-in connection to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 14th January 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By HPsauce
Good thinking folks. Definitely too large a...

Good thinking folks. Definitely too large a diameter for a ball-point but size and strength very appropriate for a push-button switch. Too soft for a physical catch.
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