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Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th September 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,242
Posted By dangerdred
I'm lost, caliper carrier bolt and suspension...

I'm lost, caliper carrier bolt and suspension leg??
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th September 2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,039
Posted By dangerdred
I'm wondering do you mean 'creaking' although I'd...

I'm wondering do you mean 'creaking' although I'd describe mine more as moaning and groaning when turning the steering wheel. I had this before and topped up the fluid reservoir - and this was not...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 3rd September 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,430
Posted By dangerdred
which one deploys the missiles?:D

which one deploys the missiles?:D
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 3rd September 2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,430
Posted By dangerdred
Alternative Uses for Centre Console Ashtray Space

Has anyone heard of or seen any alternative uses that the centre ashtray space can be put to?
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 2nd September 2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,364
Posted By dangerdred
I got this done in the end, and when I looked at...

I got this done in the end, and when I looked at it again, it all seemed fairly obvious, so not sure what I was thinking how it fitted originally other than that I was putting too much thought into...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th August 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,994
Posted By dangerdred
Front Brake Pads Change

My front 1LG brakes need new pads. These (https://www.mister-auto.ie/brake-pads/ate/13-0460-7201-2) should be arriving one of these days now and as I haven't done this before, I'm just wondering if...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th August 2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,743
Posted By dangerdred
Compare part numbers for the mirror glass, the...

Compare part numbers for the mirror glass, the housing cover would be different as they fold differently.
Forum: D3 - Lights 15th August 2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,040
Posted By dangerdred
Thanks for that. I see I can get the brand new...

Thanks for that. I see I can get the brand new ULO or a secondhand original for the same money. I still haven't decided as I'm half leaning to the secondhand one so that it blends in with what's...
Forum: D3 - Lights 13th August 2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,040
Posted By dangerdred
I need to replace my nearside outer as it's after...

I need to replace my nearside outer as it's after getting cracked. Before I go straight to the Audi dealer, can anyone tell me what brand are used OEM or can recommend any one in particular? I see...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 23rd July 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,019
Posted By dangerdred
I ordered a direct replacement new VDO pump...

I ordered a direct replacement new VDO pump (https://www.mister-auto.ie/washer-pump/vdo/246-082-008-025z/), and what arrived was a 'Continental' brand pump which I then found out to be part of the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 23rd July 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,431
Posted By dangerdred
Ah yes OK, I had thought the dealer price was...

Ah yes OK, I had thought the dealer price was around the sixty mark. If only twenty something I'll give them a ring on Monday.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 20th July 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,431
Posted By dangerdred
Does anyone have a recommended source for a...

Does anyone have a recommended source for a replacement MMI volume control knob? The foil on my own one was slightly damaged and was catching my finger so I pulled it off completely with the...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 30th June 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,019
Posted By dangerdred
I found the source of my leak - water coming up...

I found the source of my leak - water coming up through my windscreen washer pump and leaking straight out of the body - failed shaft seal

https://i.imgur.com/kYdwGffl.jpg

I will go at taking...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 20th June 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,019
Posted By dangerdred
Ah yes, thanks. I've done a bit more reading and...

Ah yes, thanks. I've done a bit more reading and see the pumps themselves leak which I'm suspecting is my issue.
I've only just had it all back together after replacing the front upper suspension...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 20th June 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,364
Posted By dangerdred
Rear Armrest Stowage Compartment Lid Latch

Has anyone any tip for refitting the latch/catch that releases the cover on the rear centre armrest stowage box? I'm finding it impossible to get it reattached.

https://i.imgur.com/HNkNcC6l.jpg
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 20th June 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,019
Posted By dangerdred
I fitted the new section of corrugated piping for...

I fitted the new section of corrugated piping for the headlight washers but I still have the same leak. It's behind the OS front wheel, and in anything I've read I'm lead to believe that this can be...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,062
Posted By dangerdred
When you replaced the ARB you replaced the...

When you replaced the ARB you replaced the drop-links as well?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,705
Posted By dangerdred
Why not just buy the offending corner?

Why not just buy the offending corner?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th June 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
I don't know anything about Meyle, I bought TRW...

I don't know anything about Meyle, I bought TRW even though I'd usually buy Lemforder parts. I still have the TRW bushes I bought (JBU138) as I wasn't able to remove the arms without damaging the...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 16th June 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,019
Posted By dangerdred
and...even later to this...I had been noticing a...

and...even later to this...I had been noticing a wet patch behind the OS front wheel for a while now and the washer fluid level needing top-up not long after previous top-up. I pulled driver side...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th May 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
Yeh, I'm after buying some of the rivet clips. I...

Yeh, I'm after buying some of the rivet clips. I didn't get the tie-rod out in the end and I wasn't going to start cutting it like was suggested, so I got the arms out the conventional way by...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th May 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
Have managed to get the drivers side done - found...

Have managed to get the drivers side done - found it a right bitch of a job tbh.
Is there any knack in getting the arch liner back in - I see the procedure mentioned in the pdf but in Rep-66 which I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th May 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
Now ya tell me!!...lol Indeed, no swing could...

Now ya tell me!!...lol
Indeed, no swing could be had with a hammer with the bearing housing on the car so I decided to take your lead and remove the whole assembly until I ran into the same problem...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd May 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
Are you doing this on the bench or on the car?

Are you doing this on the bench or on the car?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
Famous last words!...What an absolute pig of a...

Famous last words!...What an absolute pig of a job this has turned out to be. The long pinch bolt was seized solid in the wheel bearing housing and after hammering it and heating it to no result, I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd April 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
Thanks for the above replies. Do I need to...

Thanks for the above replies. Do I need to disable Jacking Mode before lowering it onto axle stands, or/and will I need to calibrate the suspension afterwards?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
I still haven't tackled this. The bushes are...

I still haven't tackled this. The bushes are after arriving but I'm now after ordering the complete arms thinking I'll change the bushes on the arms I take out at my leisure (if it ever actually...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th April 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
I've found the Running Gear pdf - I must have...

I've found the Running Gear pdf - I must have skipped over it the first time I was downloading them. I've also ordered two bushings for either side rear arm - as they are a tenth of the price of a...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th April 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,867
Posted By dangerdred
Thanks for the suggestions, if I ever get what...

Thanks for the suggestions, if I ever get what you're describing I'll know what to check. +++
I'm not having condensation issues - more of a laziness issue!! :D
Moment has passed now with Spring...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd April 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,965
Posted By dangerdred
I'll go at replacing both side upper rear arms in...

I'll go at replacing both side upper rear arms in the next week or so. Is there a PDF for the service procedure on this? Also, will I have to do the tracking after replacing these?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 2nd April 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,867
Posted By dangerdred
Rear Window Demister Auto On

Hi all and a Happy Easter to everyone.
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to toggle a setting using VCDS (or not) so that the car activates the rear window demister every time it's started? I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th February 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,353
Posted By dangerdred
Ah nice, thanks for that. I've bought two new...

Ah nice, thanks for that. I've bought two new rears at this stage and have two spares that I'm hoping to eventually refurbish - up to now I was gonna reuse the old o-rings.



Is it a thing on...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st January 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,353
Posted By dangerdred
Apologies for the thread resurrection. Does...

Apologies for the thread resurrection.

Does anyone know if following the OP method above and manually winding the piston in as described, after reassembling, is the EPB module able to figure out...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 30th September 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,692
Posted By dangerdred
Just to close this... I could've got a...

Just to close this...

I could've got a straight (8K0253683J) off deutsche parts on special offer for £35 but they only had one. I'd prefer to replace with what was originally there anyway so I'm...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th September 2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,727
Posted By dangerdred
Strange sound from cluster

When driving the car in silence there's this ever so faint - not sure how to describe it but - sound that seems to be coming from my instrument cluster - it's like the ever so faint sound of someone...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 8th September 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,692
Posted By dangerdred
Ah OK...that explains what I'm looking at so. I'd...

Ah OK...that explains what I'm looking at so. I'd been thinking had I a replacement exhaust fitted or something. Thanks.
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th August 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,692
Posted By dangerdred
Yes, that's my problem - my exhaust is nothing...

Yes, that's my problem - my exhaust is nothing like what's shown on the parts diagram, it's all one piece with no clamps anywhere until you get halfway towards the front of the car. Are there any...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 23rd August 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,692
Posted By dangerdred
Ah yes, apologies - meant for D3 - MODS please...

Ah yes, apologies - meant for D3 - MODS please move.
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 23rd August 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,692
Posted By dangerdred
Replacement Exhaust Tip

I reversed the car into a very low wall that has damaged driver side exhaust tip. I put the suspension in Lift and took a look underneath and see that the tip is spot-welded to the silencer pipe....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th August 2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,225
Posted By dangerdred
FS D3 Pre FL OS/RHS Door Mirror

Bought this in error for my facelift.

https://i.imgur.com/tkMGDiLl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AxbXXA7l.jpg

£50

Suits 2003-2007
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th April 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,738
Posted By dangerdred
This job hasn't needed doing on mine yet but from...

This job hasn't needed doing on mine yet but from the video, is it possible that some gearwheel has been incorrectly installed causing it to continue on its travel even after it's open all the way?
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th April 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 39,032
Posted By dangerdred
Not meaning to send the thread OT but does anyone...

Not meaning to send the thread OT but does anyone know why the standard door speakers have two input connections and the sound is the same from each?
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th April 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,868
Posted By dangerdred
I went for the switched 12v in the end, off that...

I went for the switched 12v in the end, off that vacant 4 pin connector in your pic of the overhead light in one of the other threads. Installation really couldn't be much more minimal looking...
...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th April 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,412
Posted By dangerdred
Upside to all this staying home is that all the...

Upside to all this staying home is that all the jobs on the long finger are getting done.
I've finally got around to taking out the rear seats and seeing what's wrong with the centre head...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th January 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,868
Posted By dangerdred
Thanks, I hadn't seen that thread, although I'd...

Thanks, I hadn't seen that thread, although I'd already found that ign switched +ve but was looking for a permanent +ve up there, also curious as to what other options there might be or what others...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th January 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,868
Posted By dangerdred
Dash Cam Installation

I've the glovebox out now more than a month after fitting a bluetooth media module. I had been thinking of buying one of those upgraded video capable head units off €bay but then changed my mind, but...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th January 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,500
Posted By dangerdred
Yes, not sure how I missed it before now that it...

Yes, not sure how I missed it before now that it seems so obvious, but first two screens display Tripmeter 1 and 2.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th January 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,500
Posted By dangerdred
Thanks for that. I must have pressed this before...

Thanks for that. I must have pressed this before and when I saw it didn't seem to do anything I never went back to it - two presses brings up the digital speedo. Is there meant to be some function to...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 5th January 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,500
Posted By dangerdred
Sorry for the dated thread, but I ended up...

Sorry for the dated thread, but I ended up looking at this to try and find out how I get the digital speedo displayed between the clocks and after reading, I'm still at a loss as my car is 2008 FL...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd December 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 35,306
Posted By dangerdred
Can anyone tell me how I go about removing the...

Can anyone tell me how I go about removing the interior light?

https://i.imgur.com/ca3dL2ul.jpg





EDIT: Found it in the service manual, although now I have another question - are people...
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