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Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th March 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,357
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Replaced all mine Friday, I can't believe I've...

Replaced all mine Friday, I can't believe I've had the car all this time and never seen them lit before. So at 4 years old when we bought it, they'd already failed. They fell to bits as I removed...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 22nd February 2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,357
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Aliexpress sellers have these back in stock. ...

Aliexpress sellers have these back in stock.

£12.83 49%OFF | Ambient lighting door handle exterior door handle light left 4H0 947 133 A right 4H0 947 134 A for Audi A6LC7 A8 A7 Q7...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st February 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,051
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Here's a torrent for the Europe 2021 -...

Here's a torrent for the Europe 2021 - 8R0051884HQ map:



Albert
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st June 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,488
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Had both my rear legs off at the beginning of...

Had both my rear legs off at the beginning of this pandemic.

Took a day to strip the interior, removed the legs the next day, then put it all back together once water was emptied from both of the...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th January 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,361
Posted By Albert_Swafega
That was my thought, might just ask to return...

That was my thought, might just ask to return both for a refund.

Just don't want to offend the seller, he's adamant it'll be fine.

Problem is, it's not a two minute job to fit either.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,361
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Suspension Strut Compatability

Hi all,

i replaced my front left strut in the summer with a used 4H0616039AD.

in December the front right went, so i ordered another used 4H0616039AD off eBay.

once fitted, i found it fell...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 19th November 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,391
Posted By Albert_Swafega
mines full of water too, there must be some...

mines full of water too, there must be some blocked drains in there somewhere, though i can't locate them.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th September 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,051
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Finally got round to doing mine today, kept an 8A...

Finally got round to doing mine today, kept an 8A battery charger coupled up, with blowers and readio turned off.

Did it from USB under the arm rest this time instead of an SD card.

All went...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd September 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,051
Posted By Albert_Swafega
latest 2019-2020 Euro 3GP map if anyone wants...

latest 2019-2020 Euro 3GP map if anyone wants it....



8R0051884GH



please seed for a while after you've got it ��
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th July 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
In the end i replaced the failed leg with one...

In the end i replaced the failed leg with one from a scrappers,

it's never missed a beat since.

the fault that had been there since i'd bought it has now never returned either.

C1047 07...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, here's an update, and any advice...

Well, here's an update, and any advice appreciated....

since i had all the trouble, the fault code has never really gone away, though the car has behaved. If i didn't plug in, i'd never had known...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 12th March 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,126
Posted By Albert_Swafega
I used the abay one i linked in the guide, which...

I used the abay one i linked in the guide, which despite the markings, i assume it isn't genuine, that was a couple of years ago i'd say.

I've had no issues since.

Albert
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th February 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,684
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Flickering MMI screen

My screen has been flickering at random for a few months now, when it starts, i give the side of the frame a tap, and it stops for a while. But it was slowly getting worse. I've seen teardown videos...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st January 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,051
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Yes, if you've not updated it before, the basics...

Yes, if you've not updated it before, the basics for the D4 3GP MMI are:

1: Need to be on firmware K0900 or above (for patcher to activate map)
I used modified version of K0900 to avoid...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th January 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,051
Posted By Albert_Swafega
full map torrent: ...

full map torrent:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:bff9f6d5835cea61adddf49ba27fadacbc47049f&dn=2019MAP.FULL.3GP.3GH

Albert
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th January 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,051
Posted By Albert_Swafega
2019 map is out guys, installed it yesterday...

2019 map is out guys, installed it yesterday whilst on a long drive.

https://cartechnology.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=44584

Albert
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 3rd May 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,126
Posted By Albert_Swafega
did mine the other year... ...

did mine the other year...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=119991&postcount=10
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th January 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,647
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Hope this helps... Part Number: 4H0951253 ...

Hope this helps...

Part Number: 4H0951253

Albert
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 2nd January 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,620
Posted By Albert_Swafega
As steamship says, it's massive (as small as i...

As steamship says, it's massive (as small as i could make it), i've only posted it here, so i wouldn't worry about utorrenting it, my MEGA is too full to put it there, and being a Yorkshireman, i'm...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 31st December 2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,620
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Basically it's a virtual computer which you can...

Basically it's a virtual computer which you can run in a window with the software provided.

On that computer there is ODIS, Audi's equivalent to VCDS with, "Guided fault finding", so when a fault...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 31st December 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,620
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Odis-S 4.1.3 Audi on a ready made Windows 7 VM

for anyone who has a clone 5054a interface, here's a fully running VM with Odis-S 4.1.3 up and running with the date fiddled so it'll never expire (i think).

Also has Elsawin on there with the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th June 2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,472
Posted By Albert_Swafega
any use?

any use?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th April 2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,942
Posted By Albert_Swafega
+++

+++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th January 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,942
Posted By Albert_Swafega
I've just gone straight from HN+DAB_K0097 to...

I've just gone straight from HN+DAB_K0097 to HN+R_EU_AU_K0900 with a modified firmware pack that's Bose safe on my 2011 A8 (Without Bose might i add).

Mines the 3GP with the HDD, not sure if they...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th December 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By Albert_Swafega
i have read of HDD failures on similar Audi's...

i have read of HDD failures on similar Audi's (and other manufacturers) elsewhere.

and that there's the nav info, voice info, and lots of other info stored on the HDD, as found on a similar unit...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th December 2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By Albert_Swafega
MMI HDD backup/replace anyone?

Has anyone backed up their MMI hard disk?

The 3GP type on a 2011 A8 that is.

Cloned to an IDE SSD or SD card in an IDE adapter?

I read elsewhere that when it fails you're pretty much...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th December 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,992
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, being an amateur, and my first Audi....... ...

Well, being an amateur, and my first Audi.......

I managed to watch the sensor measurements, and all appeared to climb and fall as i raised and lowered the suspension.

I managed to watch the...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th November 2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,992
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, cleared, took round block, and as full...

Well, cleared, took round block, and as full scan:

Wednesday,30,November,2016,16:54:09:04550
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 7 x64
VCDS Version: 15.7.0.2
Data version:...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th November 2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,992
Posted By Albert_Swafega
I've had the wheel off, and all looks good to be...

I've had the wheel off, and all looks good to be honest.

It's the first time I've had the wheel off, but it has the ride height sensor similar to my old discovery, and it looks intact.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th November 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,992
Posted By Albert_Swafega
ESP then Air Suspension light ... again

Well, this car is now officially getting on my nerves.

As you may have seen, since i bought her, i've had the suspension compressor & accumulator done, then just done the electric coolant pump...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 20th November 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,703
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, pump arrived this weekend, installed, all...

Well, pump arrived this weekend, installed, all is good in the world again..:ROFL:

Idiots guide, with photo's attached, hopefully it'll help someone else as much as a8parts forum has helped me...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 12th November 2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,703
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Thanks for pointing me to the other thread guys. ...

Thanks for pointing me to the other thread guys.

Took her for a spin today, warm air from blowers within 2 miles.

Then shortly after, all cool again.

So........i suspect from cold, heat...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 12th November 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,306
Posted By Albert_Swafega
cheers, peeled the engine bay seal off,...

cheers,

peeled the engine bay seal off, tipped the plastics up and mine looks exactly as yours.

ordered one, looks tight to get into, did you remove the wiper arms and take the trim off, or...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 11th November 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,703
Posted By Albert_Swafega
were the blowers cold too Paul?

were the blowers cold too Paul?
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 11th November 2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,306
Posted By Albert_Swafega
damtom85, i see it was summer when you...

damtom85,

i see it was summer when you changed your pump, don't suppose you noticed if the blowers got warm?

mine are all but stone cold, only just noticed as the weather has turned, and the...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 11th November 2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,703
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Cheers Joe, searched "0378 - Coolant...

Cheers Joe,

searched "0378 - Coolant Circulation Pump" to no avail.

strange...it was there all along?
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 11th November 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,703
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Here we go again..........Heater Woes

Well, it's that time of year, and you expect the heater to work?

Nope, took a ride today, and the only heat was off the heated seats.

Took a scan, and found:

Address 08: Auto...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd September 2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, back off holiday on Monday, arrived home...

Well, back off holiday on Monday, arrived home late, after loaning a Discovery from a friend for a few weeks.

Went to Audi,

they've replaced the compressor and the accumulator, apparently the...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th August 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, feel really let down by Audi: No phone...

Well, feel really let down by Audi:

No phone call today, so me and the Mrs called in to see them at 4pm.

Turns out the new compressor is working fine, the car maintains it's level, and has...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd August 2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
They've rang today, they've fitted the compressor...

They've rang today, they've fitted the compressor (1150+vat) and it's still the same, the bellow is only 38, so not the leg as they're nearly a grand I'd of thought from audi.

They're back on it...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st August 2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Well, they've got back to me today :( Parts...

Well, they've got back to me today :(

Parts Needed:
1x Fuse
1x Relay
1x n/s Rear Bellow? Split because car dropped so low?
1x Compressor

Absolutely gutted, only bought it in March, first...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th July 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
I did notice the rear off side down a little a...

I did notice the rear off side down a little a couple of weeks ago, but now, both sides, but only the rear.

Just called them for an update, and it can't do into the workshop until tomorrow morning...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th July 2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Thanks for the input, i do hope it doesn't cost...

Thanks for the input, i do hope it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg.

I need it desperately, we're booked on a ferry with the caravan a week on Friday. Hope they get it done or i'm screwed.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th July 2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,880
Posted By Albert_Swafega
Suspension Fault

2011 A8 3.0 rear has dropped, needs fixing quickly, so dropped in at the Dealer, but they can't look at it until tomorrow.

Just wondered if anyone had had this before or could give a reasonable...
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