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Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th April 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
Here's the video! Nothing to see per se - just...

Here's the video! Nothing to see per se - just the noise coming from the strut.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th March 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
I'll check if my garage are happy for me to post...

I'll check if my garage are happy for me to post it.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th March 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
Aftermarket. I didn't mention the supplier as I'm...

Aftermarket. I didn't mention the supplier as I'm not 100% certain (my garage handled everything), although I'm pretty sure there is only one major supplier of aftermarket air suspension parts in...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th March 2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
Update to help someone else in the future. I...

Update to help someone else in the future.

I finally had my garage do an in-depth investigation in to my suspension 'thunk' and it turned out that a new air suspension strut that was fitted last...
Forum: D4 - Transmission 16th February 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,036
Posted By Slabber
Sport differential: System fault dash warning

I was alarmed the other day to get a Sport differential: System fault dash warning on my 2010 4.2 TDI. On pulling the codes with VCDS I've got

0262 - Oil Pressure and Temperature Sensor: C1004 01...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd November 2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
Okay, my garage (Audi independent specialist)...

Okay, my garage (Audi independent specialist) have now given my car a thorough inspection and can't find anything wrong with the suspension, nor with anything else that might be causing the 'thunk'...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th October 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
Thanks for that! Spare tyre is definitely secure...

Thanks for that! Spare tyre is definitely secure but rear diff bushes sounds like something that may not have been checked.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th October 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,365
Posted By Slabber
Thunk from rear going over potholes or bumps

Every time I go over a pothole or a bump in the road I hear/sense a 'thunk' from behind me. My garage have given the suspension a thorough going over and can't find anything wrong. The exhaust seems...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,049
Posted By Slabber
Not that I know much about these things but it...

Not that I know much about these things but it came as a shock to me as well. The garage I use (AM Cars (https://www.amcarsquattro.co.uk/)) specialise in Audis and did an amazing job, and thankfully ...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th June 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,049
Posted By Slabber
Okay, leak now sorted. For anyone else with this...

Okay, leak now sorted. For anyone else with this my assumption that the rear of the car was dropping both sides evenly was VERY wrong and after advice to actually measure what was happening (I...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th March 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,049
Posted By Slabber
Thanks for all that Steamship! Pretty sure there...

Thanks for all that Steamship! Pretty sure there is an accumulator as I've seen this mentioned on a different D4 suspension post. Good to know this is probably okay. I will take a look at that study...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th March 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,049
Posted By Slabber
Okay, just getting back to trying to get this...

Okay, just getting back to trying to get this sorted. My garage have done extensive leak testing but have found nothing, so looks like it will be trial end error part replacement if I want to get...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 27th February 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,889
Posted By Slabber
Just got my car back after a nightmare with a...

Just got my car back after a nightmare with a failed alternator and can report that with new door sensors from eBay (4 for about £30) and new LEDs from Audi (£16 each) my keyless entry is now working...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 27th February 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By Slabber
Thanks Adrian! Have just got car back and...

Thanks Adrian! Have just got car back and everything sorted. Total cost just under £3k, but that was including new alternator (these are water cooled I was surprised to learn), gaskets and other...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 19th February 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By Slabber
Quick update on this. Long story short turns out...

Quick update on this. Long story short turns out the problem was the alternator, which once my garage got to it was visibly damaged, as was the wiring harness (looks like high current had melted the...
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 17th February 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,320
Posted By Slabber
Sorry, just catching up. I had mine retracted...

Sorry, just catching up. I had mine retracted (door card off job) and then disabled. They are not high on my list and I may revisit in the future.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 11th February 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By Slabber
Many thanks for the quick reply Adrian! The car...

Many thanks for the quick reply Adrian! The car is still with my garage so I don't know exactly the state of the battery but I'm pretty sure it will have been of the same spec and has definitely been...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 11th February 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By Slabber
Low battery warning not fixed with new battery

Hi All

Grateful for some urgent thoughts on this one. Came to start my car (4.2 TDI) and got a “Low battery, battery will charge while driving” message (or something similar), completely out of...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,889
Posted By Slabber
All 4 of my LEDs are out as well. Not sure if...

All 4 of my LEDs are out as well. Not sure if they are all dead or just wired in series :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th January 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,049
Posted By Slabber
Thanks for that! I'm glad to hear that checking...

Thanks for that! I'm glad to hear that checking for leaks is as easy as spraying on some soapy water :). The car will be going in to my Audi Indie soon for a few other jobs so this will be on the...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,049
Posted By Slabber
Rear of car very low after 4 days of non-use

Hi All

For the second time I've noticed that after being sat in the garage and not used for about 4 days the rear of my (new to me) car is very low on both sides. After the first time VCDS...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 6th January 2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,889
Posted By Slabber
Thanks for that! Dealers it is for these.

Thanks for that! Dealers it is for these.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 4th January 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,889
Posted By Slabber
Thanks Paul! Do you have a link to those LEDs on...

Thanks Paul! Do you have a link to those LEDs on AE by any chance? Ta!
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 3rd January 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,889
Posted By Slabber
Door Handle LEDs

Does anyone know the part number for the LEDs that fit in the door handles please? My keyless entry isn't working and neither are the downlighter LEDs. An investigation of the driver's handle showed...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd January 2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,207
Posted By Slabber
Pretty sure that 2014 firmware will work fine....

Pretty sure that 2014 firmware will work fine. How about grabbing a free Vodafone PAYG SIM from Tesco, sticking a fiver credit on and editing the APN?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd January 2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,207
Posted By Slabber
Or does your car have a built-in phone under the...

Or does your car have a built-in phone under the armrest as I think that will work as well?

I upgraded my firmware via Julian at https://www.vag-technik.co.uk/. I know you can download the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st December 2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,207
Posted By Slabber
Yes - so I saw from a previous thread. Do you get...

Yes - so I saw from a previous thread. Do you get any message when you insert a SIM? I started off with a Three SIM which as I now know won't work on early cars and got a message advising to check...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th December 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,207
Posted By Slabber
Info: Vodafone PAYG SIM APN Settings

Wanting to cheaply test out the SIM slot in my car I picked up a Vodafone PAYG pack at Tesco (no charge for this). I added a fiver's worth of credit, popped the SIM in the slot and...nothing. Kept...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th December 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,593
Posted By Slabber
Info: Hidden Green Menu on very early firmware

After using VCDS to activate the Hidden Green Menu as part of a firmware upgrade exercise (from P0065) I was surprised that MENU + CAR didn't show the HGM. After testing other options I finally found...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 24th December 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,070
Posted By Slabber
I thought somebody might ask that 😂. Yes pretty...

I thought somebody might ask that 😂. Yes pretty sure it's working okay. For once with this car I was hoping to get to 'no fault codes' bliss as there was only one other fault code which will...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 19th December 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,070
Posted By Slabber
Weird Auto HVAC (J255) fault code

Hi All

I've just swapped my D3 for a D4 and VCDS is showing a weird Auto HVAC (J255) fault code that won't clear:

0369 - Function Restricted due to Missing Message(s) U1111 00 [009] - -

I...
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 19th December 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,320
Posted By Slabber
Rear door electric shades / blinds not retracting properly

Hi All

Just swapped my D3 for a D4 which has electric shades / blinds on the rear window and rear doors.

The shades on the rear doors don't retract properly. They get about half way and then...
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