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Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th October 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your input Glyn. I'm now two...

Thanks for your input Glyn.

I'm now two weeks into D4 ownership and my dealer supplied MY2016 and supposedly "had all software updated" as part of the sale.

It's got the ...K942_4 'Media...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd October 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By JulianHicks
Parking ECU now sold ... Julian

Parking ECU now sold ...

Julian
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 1st October 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By JulianHicks
Hi 'manca'; I presume that's for the service you...

Hi 'manca'; I presume that's for the service you mention above?

I didn't see anything about a recall when I logged in to My Audi! Where was that reported in MyAudi?

Perhaps mine isn't due one...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st October 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By JulianHicks
For Sale - AMI & Parking ECU from my 2005 A8 ...

Does anyone want to make me an offer on my AMI and/or my Revision C Parking ECU before they go on to eBay later in the week.

Both have come out of the A8 D3 I've had for 10 years but which is...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 30th September 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By JulianHicks
I've just, two days ago, picked up my 'pre-owned'...

I've just, two days ago, picked up my 'pre-owned' 2015 D4.

If you can trust the Audi dealer's words, they said the car is 'owed' that recall but "Audi haven't prepared it for dealers yet" and that...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th September 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By JulianHicks
Ah; that makes sense seeing the other unit...

Ah; that makes sense seeing the other unit without the SIM slot and aerial connector. I thought the aerial might be shared but I didn't realise that BT in the 4H cars used the phone's aerial. A...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th September 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your thoughts; for anyone who's...

Thanks for your thoughts; for anyone who's interested, find attached an image of the back of the DVD / SD / SIM unit on eBay.

Edit: The attached unit is HW 4H0 035 670P - H47 - 0798

Connectors:...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th September 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your helpful replies guys but I'm...

Thanks for your helpful replies guys but I'm confused as I'm a long time D3 '2G man' that's still awaiting their MY2016 D4 with MMI 3G+. :o

I'm used to the 2G system where the MMI runs in the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th September 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your prompt reply. So,...

Thanks for your prompt reply.

So, disappointedly, there's no 'quick and cheap' fix with a new faceplate connected into the MMI. :( It needs a replacement 3k MMI console ...

Julian
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th September 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By JulianHicks
Audi Connect HW update? ...

A quick question to those of you running D4s for a while ...

I see the phone 'standard' for A8 D4s is PR code '9ZX' - Bluetooth Phone prep.

'Audi Connect' - PR 9ZW - is a 350 option on D4s but...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th September 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your input guys; after 10 years...

Thanks for your input guys; after 10 years experience of MMI 2G on my 2005 A8, it's frustrating to be a beginner again while I look at 2013/4 A8s :(

I found the version screen on an A8 in which I...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th September 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By JulianHicks
Hi Adrian, thanks for your prompt reply. But...

Hi Adrian, thanks for your prompt reply.

But I was asking about the 3G+ system on the 2011-2017 cars and not the 3G update to 2G [the one with the joystick button].

Regards - Julian
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd September 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By JulianHicks
How to check for MMI version?

I'm a long time MMI 2G user on my 2005 A8 but I'm looking for a replacement 3G+ Car.

I'm sure it's simple but I can't find where the version screen is on the enhanced MMI screen :Confused:
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd June 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By JulianHicks
The original Bluetooth phone ECU in A8s was the...

The original Bluetooth phone ECU in A8s was the 'Handyvorb2'; latterly I believe the 'BTA' [aka RSAP unit] was used instead.

The BTA is a 'better' unit as it uses an external aerial rather than...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 21st June 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By JulianHicks
If you look in the Service book, you'll see the...

If you look in the Service book, you'll see the gearbox oil change is NOT a service item; the 6 speed Tip box is 'sealed for life' in Audi's [late 2004] view.

There's lots of conflicting views,...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st June 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By JulianHicks
I can also confirm that my A8 phone unit went bad...

I can also confirm that my A8 phone unit went bad but left the MOST Bus working. Only noticed when the phone icon wasn't on the bottom of my MMI screen.

When I checked, I had the same symptoms as...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th May 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Someone sent me a useful parts diagram for the...

Someone sent me a useful parts diagram for the electrics [attached].

This implies the alternator output connection forms part of a loom in the engine compartment presumably without the type of...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st May 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Unhappy Found it but can't open it ...

OK; got the trim off, pulled back the carpet and found ...

... a metal plate covering a plastic box. Got the metal plate out but couldn't unclip the door as it's extermely awkward to see and get...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th May 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for the update SRG +++ Didn't realise...

Thanks for the update SRG +++

Didn't realise from previous comments that it was hidden behind trim and carpet.

Will be searching shortly ...

Julian
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th May 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Guys; some extremely useful posts here which I've...

Guys; some extremely useful posts here which I've missed as I don't seem to get email when posts are added to the thread I started!!:mad:

I THOUGHT there was a thread somewhere discussing the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th May 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By JulianHicks
Hi 'IT'; sent you a PM, but got no reply :( ...

Hi 'IT';

sent you a PM, but got no reply :(

Is this car still for sale?

Julian
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th May 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Marty; thanks for your comments but I believe the...

Marty; thanks for your comments but I believe the D3 alternator is more advanced than the D2 one; the D3 one is water cooled and has variable Voltage output based on what the Battery Manager [BEM]...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th May 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for checking your numbers 'SRG'. ...

Thanks for checking your numbers 'SRG'.

Those numbers are even stranger than I think mine are :Confused:

I know that the Battery Manager [BEM] is only 'requesting' 14.3V but I can't understand...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th May 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By JulianHicks
The V1 of the Bose Amp. - 4E0 035 223A - in the...

The V1 of the Bose Amp. - 4E0 035 223A - in the 2003-2005 A8s, which typically had MMI levels below 2120, often goes into CP when performing MMI updates to 5150/5570 due to what I believe is some...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th May 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JulianHicks
Question Assistance requested - BEM / Battery voltages ...

Guys; having had long time battery charging issues, with supposedly 'good' battery and alternator, I'm now determined to try and get to the bottom of it.

I've had my 2005 A8 for 10 years now but...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th May 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By JulianHicks
Cool You need to read my thread elsewhere on this...

You need to read my thread elsewhere on this forum - http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13674

When the battery goes very low, it can [and does] lose the configuration of the Control Head...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 24th April 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your suggestions, links and offers of...

Thanks for your suggestions, links and offers of parts guys.+++

I've been opening and shutting my boot manually [using the right end of the lid] quite a few times since it played up last week and...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd April 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By JulianHicks
WOW Snap! And I thought I had problems with...

WOW Snap!

And I thought I had problems with my boot lock ...

Julian

PS And hopefully you've seen that I fixed my longstanding overcooling problem using your extremely helpful advice about...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 23rd April 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By JulianHicks
So I've only just read the updates to this thread...

So I've only just read the updates to this thread as I forgot I was going away for the weekend :o

It's my locking mechanism that's not working; I've just had a look and I still can't work out...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th April 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for that suggestion; will have a look in...

Thanks for that suggestion; will have a look in the morning.+++

Julian
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th April 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By JulianHicks
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by the...

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by the soft close motor.

The boot motor and cable that open and shut the boot are fine; my problem is that when the lock mechanism in the boot door comes...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th April 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By JulianHicks
Help with boot lock problems ...

I'd be grateful if someone could explain how the A8's boot lock works so I can try and diagnose a fault.

As of yesterday, when I shut the boot I no longer hear the 'clunk' as the lock operates so...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th April 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By JulianHicks
You shouldn't need to any values as the Reset...

You shouldn't need to any values as the Reset will change the values it needs to.

However, sometimes it doesn't seem to work!

But if you run the VCDS SRI function, even if you don't change...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th April 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By JulianHicks
After waiting for a friend who offered to lift my...

After waiting for a friend who offered to lift my car for me, who then wasn't able to do it for personal reasons, I've today paid the professionals to replace the ATF thermostat using the part I...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th March 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By JulianHicks
I haven't 'played' myself, but the diagnostic...

I haven't 'played' myself, but the diagnostic wire is part of the 'Ring Diagnosis' circuit of the MOST connected MMI ECUs. The diagnosis wires from the ECUs are connected in a 'star' together with...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th March 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By JulianHicks
Can't tell from your display as it only displays...

Can't tell from your display as it only displays the car's MMI version and the MMI version 5570 was updated with a different CD than the Bluetooth units.

The two different 2G Bluetooth units...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd March 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By JulianHicks
If you're going to try and get another unit, can...

If you're going to try and get another unit, can I suggest you try and get a A8 BlueTooth phone unit part number 4F1 862 335 instead of 4E0 862 335.

They both share the revised electrical...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 15th February 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,324
Posted By JulianHicks
I use the Lucas blades - LWDF24C - which are...

I use the Lucas blades - LWDF24C - which are 9.50 each. Marcin recommended these some time ago and they're fine ...

Julian
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 2nd January 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By JulianHicks
Here's a PDF extract from the July 2014 Audi...

Here's a PDF extract from the July 2014 Audi Wheel and Tyre Guide.

S8 on Page 2 ...

Julian
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th December 2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By JulianHicks
Turns out the info. on the Audi_Resource website...

Turns out the info. on the Audi_Resource website pretty much matches what's in the VCDS Label files. Probably contributory to the change to encrypted .clb label files.



Thanks to Ray, who sent...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th December 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By JulianHicks
Hi; saw this quote on US website [dognmonkey]: ...

Hi; saw this quote on US website [dognmonkey]:

"Now if you have ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) then you need (4L0 907 468 C or newer and definitely 4E0 907 468 H)"

which seems to suggest that a...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th December 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By JulianHicks
Hi Matt; thanks for that. I was aware of...

Hi Matt; thanks for that.

I was aware of that website but forget that it had some detail that Ross Tech files may not have.

I'm going to check my 'adaptation dump' with what's published and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th December 2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for your comments 'DelBoy' +++ I...

Thanks for your comments 'DelBoy' +++

I originally didn't have access to the 'Green Menu' but fortunately I have VCDS and the label file for the A8 Control Head is not encrypted [it's a .lbl...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th December 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By JulianHicks
Exclamation Heads Up - Control Head Reset! ...

I've had a few 'battery flats' over the years but the one I had two days ago reset my Control Head to some sort of factory default! :Confused:

When I got the car started, the MMI and DIS text were...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 29th November 2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By JulianHicks
Sorry; missed this helpful advice. Only just...

Sorry; missed this helpful advice. Only just seen it today - Tueday 29th ...

I'm in East Kent but might find something here at the end of the civilised world ... :rolleyes:
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th November 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks again Snapdragon; I wonder if I can get a...

Thanks again Snapdragon; I wonder if I can get a 4 post lift from TPS? :rolleyes:

Looks like I might not be able to get at it without paying the professionals to lift it. :( Irritating for a 12...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By JulianHicks
Thanks for that Snapdragon. How did they...

Thanks for that Snapdragon.

How did they jack the car up and prop it to get at the thermostat?

Regards - Julian
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th November 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By JulianHicks
3.0TDi undercooling! Advice on ATF thermostat location, please ...

Guys;

I've had the dreaded underheating problem [gauge reads about 70 and never really gets to 90] for almost two years but finally got round to replacing my engine block thermostat recently -...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th November 2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By JulianHicks
BTW, forgot to say that your MMI is only one...

BTW, forgot to say that your MMI is only one level down from that latest/last which was 55.7.0.

The only apparent updates in 5570 were to the B&O amp [unlikely in your car if you're running 2003...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th November 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By JulianHicks
Gill - Not True! As 'Ray at Wigan Pier' said...

Gill - Not True! As 'Ray at Wigan Pier' said above; it can be either -R or +R although I've only proved to myself that -R works OK.

Julian
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