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Old 5th May 2018, 11:49 AM
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Default G76, Rear Nearside Level Sensor

I had the amber suspension warning on.
Suspension was good, doing all the shenanigans, up, down, dynamic and whatever else I had it do.
VCDS reported one fault.
Fault in G76 Sensor wiring.
Took the rear offside wheel off and there was the sensor.
Because I suspected, or should I say hoped, that it would be a WD40 fix with dirty contacts in the plug/socket on the sensor, that's where I went. As soon as I touched the plug/socket it fell off, not locked together, came apart. WD40 sprayed on and in both, plugged together a few times to wipe the contacts, and realised that it would not click in. I guess someone with big fingers had been there before me. Out came the trusty cable ties, one fitted to the sensor plug/socket.
Checked with VCDS, fault cleared but the amber suspension light still on. Then reralised I had not yet refitted the wheel and my soot chucker was still in jacking mode.
Put it all together and the amber suspension light went out.
Fixed, and luckily was not a replacing all the sensor wires like I think Neil had to do.
Oops!! Sorry, had the phone with me but dropped it and cracked the screen, so I landed up forgetting to take photos.
Here is a drawing of nearside rear. Item Nº 2 was the problem.
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Old 7th May 2018, 04:13 PM
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Shame about the phone, but glad to hear you sorted the motor Ray. We’ve been up in Cockermouth this weekend punishing, sorry towing the caravan with the soot chucking 8.
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Old 7th May 2018, 09:37 PM
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Shame about the phone, but glad to hear you sorted the motor Ray. We’ve been up in Cockermouth this weekend punishing, sorry towing the caravan with the soot chucking 8.
I haven't seen another a8 on a campsite. Damn good tow car 😁
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Old 7th May 2018, 09:39 PM
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I haven't seen another a8 on a campsite. Damn good tow car ��
We now own a ‘van. I’m even warming to the pursuit. Does tow like a beast too!

P.S. That’s a very nice ‘van you have there. Sorry for the thread swerve Ray. Do you have any interior pics?
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LAST CAR: Black 2001 A2 1.4 TDi, winter pack, leather/alcantara sports seats, DIS and BrokenSky

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Old 8th May 2018, 03:17 PM
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Hey John,
I don't care.
All I'm about is having folk talking.

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Sorry for the thread swerve Ray. Do you have any interior pics?
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Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



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Old 8th May 2018, 04:30 PM
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We now own a ‘van. I’m even warming to the pursuit. Does tow like a beast too!

P.S. That’s a very nice ‘van you have there. Sorry for the thread swerve Ray. Do you have any interior pics?
Haha interior shots of the shed on wheels or the 8 ?
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Haha interior shots of the shed on wheels or the 8 ?
The ‘shed on wheels’.
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