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Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 09:56 PM
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Posted By HPsauce
I always go into each controller to clear the...

I always go into each controller to clear the errors, the global clear isn't always reliable; and check afterwards by running another scan.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th November 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
In the short term you don't need all the fixings,...

In the short term you don't need all the fixings, maybe just one screw is enough.
But you do need to make sure that the heavy insulating/waterproof layers that overlap it at the top are in the right...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By HPsauce
The MAF sensor errors seem to be the latest ones...

The MAF sensor errors seem to be the latest ones and are today.
Odd that both sensors show an error, suggesting another factor such as a leak?

The others are from some months ago so probably not...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th November 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
This was the first clue as to an underlying...

This was the first clue as to an underlying cause.

And this is a possible effect: Though the fact that the emergency flashers still work suggest that may not be the whole story. Is the indicator...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th November 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
Not specific, but may help narrow things down:...

Not specific, but may help narrow things down: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-my-hazard-lights-work-but-not-my-turn-signals
With the symptoms you describe (and assuming there's a single common flasher...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th November 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
I just had a look in my Bentley manual and can...

I just had a look in my Bentley manual and can only see one flasher relay, it's on a panel in the cabin, presumably somewhere under the front passengers feet.

Problem is the Bentley manual only...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th November 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
Unfortunately I don't know where the relay(s)...

Unfortunately I don't know where the relay(s) are, probably in the passenger footwell panel though.
I don't even know if the flashers and indicators use separate relays or there's a combined unit....
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th November 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
Different components powering the same circuits.

Different components powering the same circuits.
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th November 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By HPsauce
A challenge to your IT and diagnostic skills?

A challenge to your IT and diagnostic skills?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th November 2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By HPsauce
Pretty sure I have the guts of a hazard switch...

Pretty sure I have the guts of a hazard switch available here too.
Ah, is this PF or FL: very different!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th November 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By HPsauce
We'll keep an eye out for you Ray, which group...

We'll keep an eye out for you Ray, which group are you in? (We probably should know :o )

Hanger Lane is a few minutes straight down the A40 for me but we have family visiting this weekend.

PS...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th November 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By HPsauce
Whereabouts are you staying Ray, few of us in and...

Whereabouts are you staying Ray, few of us in and around London?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th November 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By HPsauce
Presumably any parts stock is now at Audi...

Presumably any parts stock is now at Audi Tradition, it's just a bit of a challenge to buy from them..... :tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 9th November 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By HPsauce
For sale: 245/45R18 Pirelli winter tyre, 6mm+

Collect only from South Bucks or at a meet; beer money will cover it (free to mates ;) ).
Pirelli Sottozero Winter 240 (the first version) Asymmetric winter tyre with at least 6mm tread.
245/45R18...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th November 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By HPsauce
I have a vague recollection of reading (or seeing...

I have a vague recollection of reading (or seeing a circuit diagram confirming) that they are on all the time (with ignition)!
I do remember measuring the resistance a while ago to check what...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th November 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By HPsauce
I've never understood the logic of heated washer...

I've never understood the logic of heated washer jets anyway.
Assuming you have the correct mixture in your washer tank for the temperature why would just the jets freeze up?

I'm sure there are...
Forum: D2 - Interior 5th November 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By HPsauce
It was this comment that made me wonder what was...

It was this comment that made me wonder what was going on.
What happens if you let it warm up properly in that way then turn the ignition off and try the "Rest" function?
e.g. can you hear the pump...
Forum: D2 - Interior 5th November 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By HPsauce
A little thought on this, prompted by...

A little thought on this, prompted by observations sitting in my car for a while today with the engine idling after not having been started for over a week.
(I wasn't specifically there to check the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th November 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By HPsauce
Just a reminder folks, it's the season of mists...

Just a reminder folks, it's the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. And blocked scuttle drains. :tuttut:

So, go out and check them while the weather is still tolerable. Run some hot water and...
Forum: Daily banter 4th November 2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By HPsauce
Thought it looked like a tight fit, hence the...

Thought it looked like a tight fit, hence the question....

Given the way it fits round the strut brace and the primary direction of force the top appears largely superfluous so could be reduced?...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th November 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By HPsauce
I use this stuff neat:...

I use this stuff neat: https://uk.hg.eu/products/sanitary/hg-professional-limescale-remover-1l
Though I buy it in 5L containers as we live in a VERY hard water area.
(And yes, we do have a working...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th November 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By HPsauce
Remember, I said it may be a mirror image, so 6...

Remember, I said it may be a mirror image, so 6 would be 7, which is unused!

Anyway, no voltage is no voltage, you need to delve behind the head unit!
Forum: D2 - Interior 4th November 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, the demon Auxiliary Coolant Pump. :tuttut: ...

Ah, the demon Auxiliary Coolant Pump. :tuttut:
Yes, I'm one of those owners who just disconnected the wiring and am happy.
Didn't realise it was a magnetic drive though; I might investigate it...
Forum: Daily banter 4th November 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By HPsauce
What's worse is running around in a small convoy...

What's worse is running around in a small convoy with 2 LPG cars just trying to find somewhere that sells the stuff, then waiting while both fill up one after the other! :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th November 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By HPsauce
I only found that out while looking for power...

I only found that out while looking for power sources for my DVB-T tuner, video converter and reversing camera.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th November 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By HPsauce
I think they get bunged up with limescale due to...

I think they get bunged up with limescale due to the heating elements.

Even though they only clip in, to get them off you do really need to remove the wipers then the whole scuttle panel so as to...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th November 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By HPsauce
First make sure the CD cable is connected in the...

First make sure the CD cable is connected in the back of the head unit.
If that end appears OK, check that power is available at that end and the far (changer) end.
There may be a fuse for the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd November 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By HPsauce
And just to add that the old VAGCOM can do...

And just to add that the old VAGCOM can do everything with a D2, though not a D3 (just the engine IIRC).

(I still have a registered copy of VAGCOM/ VCDS-Lite and it has significant value for a...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 3rd November 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,597
Posted By HPsauce
It was indeed a metaphor but yes, sometimes, at...

It was indeed a metaphor but yes, sometimes, at lower light levels when barely moving you can hear a slight repetitive noise as if something is off-balance or there's some debris catching on the fan....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd November 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By HPsauce
So to fit that you have to take the strut brace...

So to fit that you have to take the strut brace off. I've never looked at that, what type/size of tools are needed?
And does it get in the way of the cover that clips over the strut brace?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st October 2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By HPsauce
A bit off-topic here I know, but provided "the...

A bit off-topic here I know, but provided "the price is right" I wouldn't worry at all about the surface finish of the 3D-printed foglight grilles.

After all, they are hardly visible being very...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st October 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By HPsauce
I'm not a Facebook person so can't see that, but...

I'm not a Facebook person so can't see that, but I presume it's a lump of what will be hard plastic fitted against the strut brace? Or will it eventually be metal?

Does this have any advantage in...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th October 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By HPsauce
MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday Neil...

MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Mike (CtL) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
David (A8parts) - 2x superior double/twin, Friday & Saturday...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th October 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,597
Posted By HPsauce
As it's now "winter" I disabled the solar sunroof...

As it's now "winter" I disabled the solar sunroof with the isolation switch after the previous post.
Been using the car a bit today, after sitting parked all weekend, and it's all fine again....
Forum: Other marques 26th October 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 41,336
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure how many of you read New Scientist, but...

Not sure how many of you read New Scientist, but there was an article a couple of weeks ago about the energy requirements for AI which went on to consider cars.
One estimation was that, especially...
Forum: Motormouth 26th October 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By HPsauce
With mine (Privilege) it's far from obvious when...

With mine (Privilege) it's far from obvious when taking out cover. Ours is a combination of specific car (Volvo, any driver, as we add our family onto it at times) and personal cover (both of us)...
Forum: Motormouth 26th October 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By HPsauce
Indeed we do but due to buyouts of one sort and...

Indeed we do but due to buyouts of one sort and another they are more into making money than serving customers.

Also many "mainstream" suppliers are not interested in older vehicles, which is why...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 25th October 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By HPsauce
My thoughts exactly. Save that log, clear ALL the...

My thoughts exactly. Save that log, clear ALL the codes by going into each module individually.

Then scan again and save that and scan again after a decent amount of use.
Move forwards from there.
Forum: Motormouth 25th October 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By HPsauce
Slight digression, but I've just renewed my...

Slight digression, but I've just renewed my policy with Privilege, including breakdown cover again.

BUT the question for people here is, who do you use for breakdown cover? For D2's.

We've...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By HPsauce
All of which is consistent with what has been...

All of which is consistent with what has been said to you above.

What year and exact model is your car, as noted above REAR demist controls changed slightly at the facelift?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By HPsauce
Sure you're not getting confused with the front...

Sure you're not getting confused with the front heated screen control; I think that is back there (oddly).
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th October 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By HPsauce
They're normal and in the manual. Don't have mine...

They're normal and in the manual. Don't have mine to hand to check right now.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th October 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,597
Posted By HPsauce
Intriguing, the cloud is thinning and I can...

Intriguing, the cloud is thinning and I can definitely hear the fan slowly ticking over under solar power. :Confused:

All working normally now; air belting out with ignition on and reverts to slow...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th October 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,597
Posted By HPsauce
The battery is very new (weeks!) but I've been...

The battery is very new (weeks!) but I've been messing around in the car a lot with doors open, not least replacing the NSR door window mech so probably drained it down a fair bit. Though I did go to...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd October 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,597
Posted By HPsauce
Oh dear, it's packed up again today, just as the...

Oh dear, it's packed up again today, just as the weather is getting cooler.
Bit weird though, I've had a flat battery and don't know the cause, so do wonder if there might be some "connection".
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd October 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By HPsauce
That was just price for left, which is what I...

That was just price for left, which is what I might need. Right is 2 cents less. :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd October 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for the part numbers MJ. +++ 40.90...

Thanks for the part numbers MJ. +++

40.90 at Tradition, if only you could buy there.....

45.76 plus shipping (17.40) from Logistikzentrum-Lehrte so over 55. Plus maybe a handling charge if...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd October 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By HPsauce
"Rubber" seal between headlight and wing.

Today I noticed some damage to the sealing strip between the outer section (sidelight area) of the headlight unit and wing panel. Along the top edge, just outboard of the bonnet.

Part of the seal...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th October 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By HPsauce
I thought the D2 was a very simple circuit back...

I thought the D2 was a very simple circuit back to the instruments.
Could be a fault there ..
Forum: Daily banter 14th October 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By HPsauce
Indeed not, that's the end of your 79th year....

Indeed not, that's the end of your 79th year. :tuttut:

If you're confused consider your first birthday which was the end of your first year and start of your second!

Says he, just over half way...
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