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Forum: Daily banter Today, 08:13 AM
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Posted By mattylondon
The one benefit of owning a 3.7

Got my insurance renewal quote today, 212.80 :D
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th April 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mattylondon
I can't help any further except that it's hidden...

I can't help any further except that it's hidden well! There's a part number for the trim piece called 'dash panel box', item 2 in the picture and that the cable is only 850mm.

Sorry can't be...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th April 2018, 01:01 PM
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Posted By mattylondon
Just guessing, but hidden in the glove box like...

Just guessing, but hidden in the glove box like other 3G Audi's?

http://www.f-knaviexpert.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/mms_img15720075951.jpg
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th April 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By mattylondon
Check out this open source project... early...

Check out this open source project... early project with only Honda and Toyota so far. Cool none the less. There's a bounty payment for a port to the B9 A4. +++

https://github.com/commaai/openpilot
Forum: Other marques 17th April 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By mattylondon
My Dad moved from Audi to Skoda many years ago....

My Dad moved from Audi to Skoda many years ago. He's on his 4th now which is a '17 Octavia and you can still notice the difference in quality of materials used. His previous was the Superb and it was...
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mattylondon
She's also in a promo film. ...

She's also in a promo film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hw5evszrYY
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th April 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Simon, I don't have first hand experience...

Hi Simon,

I don't have first hand experience removing anything on the boot, but I wondered if Del's rear camera install may help...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7596
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th April 2018, 08:28 AM
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Views: 84
Posted By mattylondon
Furthermore, VCDS can extract history from the...

Furthermore, VCDS can extract history from the BEM module and additionally VCDSToolbox (http://www.netech.dk/downloaduk/4-ukdownload/15-vcdsscan) can be used to read the data file. You get more...
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By mattylondon
Ray, was it this coach you recovered? ...

Ray, was it this coach you recovered?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTr7wF4PKlg
Forum: Daily banter 4th April 2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By mattylondon
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th March 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By mattylondon
Ignore my comment, just now realised it's your...

Ignore my comment, just now realised it's your D2. +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th March 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By mattylondon
Result +++

Result +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th March 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Sean, there's something in the back of my mind...

Hi Sean, there's something in the back of my mind regarding performing output tests on the D3's ABS module that it logs an error that can't be erased. I remember Snapdragon posting something about it.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th March 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By mattylondon
Sorry to hear this Ben, what bad luck you've had.

Sorry to hear this Ben, what bad luck you've had.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th March 2018, 03:48 PM
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Posted By mattylondon
I had to replace a faulty thermostat about a year...

I had to replace a faulty thermostat about a year ago and I diy'ed the timing service water pump etc while I had the front off. The specialist tools aren't too bad, if I recall the cam lock bar,...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th March 2018, 01:52 PM
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Views: 526
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Ben, When I've tested units on the bench...

Hi Ben,

When I've tested units on the bench the most optical does blink 3 times then goes off. A good indication that the module works.

As for continuity test, pin 2 to earth yes, not sure...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th March 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By mattylondon
I think it's under the front passenger carpet,...

I think it's under the front passenger carpet, not 100% sure but some locations do swap with lhd to rhd layouts and some fuses and relays stay the same.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th March 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By mattylondon
Not confusing or tricky, I know my way around an...

Not confusing or tricky, I know my way around an engine. The cam arrangements on the W12 are no different to a Vee with an inlet and exhaust cam per bank and features timing retardation. Post the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd March 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By mattylondon
ELSA, the factory repair guide, lists the W12 as...

ELSA, the factory repair guide, lists the W12 as two banks. Which is correct, 2 banks of 6 in VR config. Left is passenger, right is driver on a RHD.

I guess you're reading a fault with VCDS. It...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd March 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By mattylondon
Interesting that the 4.2 petrol Phaeton has two...

Interesting that the 4.2 petrol Phaeton has two air boxes.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st March 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By mattylondon
Good to know there's no CP on that module +++

Good to know there's no CP on that module +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st March 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By mattylondon
Sounds dead to me. Go for the refund. Just...

Sounds dead to me. Go for the refund.

Just to add, when you get a working unit in you'll next have to get component protection removed for it to fully work.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st March 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By mattylondon
With the unit plugged in and powered up but with...

With the unit plugged in and powered up but with the MOST unplugged, does the unit emit a red light from the MOST socket?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 21st March 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By mattylondon
It will work. I actually picked mine up from a...

It will work. I actually picked mine up from a German breaker. You can set it up for UK DVB from the MMI menus if you don't have VCDS.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 21st March 2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By mattylondon
Doubt you'll find cheaper than this... ...

Doubt you'll find cheaper than this...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182089029501?
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th March 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By mattylondon
And bumper off means both wheel liners out... :(

And bumper off means both wheel liners out... :(
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Tony, Have you sorted this yet? That...

Hi Tony,

Have you sorted this yet?

That trim has 4 M6 nuts and rubber seals around the threads and around the trim. These seals can adhere so may require a bit a force to break the bond.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th March 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By mattylondon
Well done Ray +++ Nice write up, you've raised...

Well done Ray +++ Nice write up, you've raised the bar!
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th February 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By mattylondon
Glad you let the Mercedes check the depth first! ...

Glad you let the Mercedes check the depth first!

I may have some old videos from the Nextbase and new Viofo to compare. Will check when I'm home.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By mattylondon
I've not got the heated front screen in my car...

I've not got the heated front screen in my car therefore it locks on to the GPS signal in seconds. The Nextbase took anywhere from 30secs to 2mins!

Just browsed ebay and the filter for the A119S...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By mattylondon
The A119S is the model I bought, about 6 months...

The A119S is the model I bought, about 6 months ago for 75ish. I can't fault it at all. I like the shape as it fits next to the interior mirror and rain sensor plus the small GPS mount - much more...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By mattylondon
I went through two Nextbase dash cam's. Both...

I went through two Nextbase dash cam's. Both failed due to the lithium battery becoming too hot. Nothing else wrong with Nextbase, after all they are re badged DOD dash cams which are rated quite...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By mattylondon
Glad you got to the bottom of this Mark. Nothing...

Glad you got to the bottom of this Mark. Nothing more frustrating that having the answer on the tip of your tongue.

Something quite spectacular about a choir singing like the Red Army. RIP to...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By mattylondon
Me too +++ Can recommend the Dirty Money and...

Me too +++

Can recommend the Dirty Money and Rotten series on Netflix. Episode 1 of Dirty Money: The VW NoX is good and very well put together, if from a US perspective.

Also Icarus is well...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By mattylondon
I'll check if I know the tune later as my work...

I'll check if I know the tune later as my work computer doesn't have speakers attached.

If maps are of an interest here's two links that I use quite often at work.

https://maps.nls.uk/
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st February 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By mattylondon
Not a bad price for new parts and an hours DIY...

Not a bad price for new parts and an hours DIY time to fit +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st February 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By mattylondon
Straight bolt on parts as well. Not that I suffer...

Straight bolt on parts as well. Not that I suffer from overheating discs as I don't drive hard, but something to think about +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st February 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By mattylondon
Are there any merits in swapping to the Phaeton...

Are there any merits in swapping to the Phaeton cover plates with the air duct?
Forum: Owners Meets 20th February 2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,870
Posted By mattylondon
That's a fabulous piece of memorabilia +++

That's a fabulous piece of memorabilia +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 16th February 2018, 08:13 AM
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Views: 392
Posted By mattylondon
I'm glad it's not just me! :D

I'm glad it's not just me! :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th February 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By mattylondon
Maybe interested in the Phaeton discs.

Maybe interested in the Phaeton discs.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th February 2018, 09:51 AM
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Views: 24,562
Posted By mattylondon
I would think they are virtually equal in 18mm...

I would think they are virtually equal in 18mm thickness. Just in my experience OSB is a better material to work with, but then Ply is better than OSB if more expensive. MDF is more of a finishing...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th February 2018, 09:12 AM
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Views: 24,562
Posted By mattylondon
I would use OSB than MDF and maybe line it with...

I would use OSB than MDF and maybe line it with plaster board to give a bit more weight for sound absorption and fire protection. +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th February 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By mattylondon
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th February 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By mattylondon
Just wiper blades. Crazy price I know. TPS did a...

Just wiper blades. Crazy price I know. TPS did a tiny discount and said they are a superseded part but superseded by nothing. I'll have to dig out the old invoice.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th February 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By mattylondon
I wanted to use the fixed price offer but Norwich...

I wanted to use the fixed price offer but Norwich Audi couldn't source the wipers. The MOT advisory of "both front wipers smearing" disappeared on the retest after the rear caliper was sorted. I did...
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By mattylondon
+++

+++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th February 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By mattylondon
Result! And welcome from me +++

Result! And welcome from me +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th February 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By mattylondon
Yeah CP is another expense you don't need. CAN...

Yeah CP is another expense you don't need. CAN BUS is great. It's the outdated clunky firmware that age these cars.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th February 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By mattylondon
Understandable Ray. Look after the pennies and...

Understandable Ray. Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. Let's hope you pick up a second J255 unit to investigate with. To note these do have component protection.
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