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12-17-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By aTOMic

Online from ECS, the (tiny little) link is below...

Online from ECS, the (tiny little) link is below the photo above.
12-04-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,186
Posted By aTOMic

Did you search AW here? There are scads of...

Did you search AW here? There are scads of factors and it's really common. Battery and suspension compressor (or PUMP, cause I get tired of typing "Compr... ) -- But if I had to guess using just the...
12-04-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By aTOMic

Hi and welcome, Eric. The axle bolts are about...

Hi and welcome, Eric.
The axle bolts are about the only part I've had to buy from the local dealership, and I was surprised not only that they were in stock, but at how cheap (~$10 each) they were,...
12-04-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By aTOMic

As you know, the car learns the thickness of the...

As you know, the car learns the thickness of the rear brake pads and IIRC it does it during the once-every-X-number-of-drives automatic parking brake applications... If you're going to the trouble to...
12-03-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By aTOMic

Hey Gianni! Yup, that's what mine has done for...

Hey Gianni! Yup, that's what mine has done for years. Turn key to "Start" - nothing. No starter, no crank, just silence... Try a few more times and... normal cranking & start.

Buon Natale!
Tom
12-03-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By aTOMic

I've had many hard-to-diagnose EPC/ABS issues...

I've had many hard-to-diagnose EPC/ABS issues cured by replacing brake light switches, so if you want to eliminate one possible cause, I recommend you change it - especially because it's relatively...
12-02-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By aTOMic

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus work well...

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus work well for me... but not available in your exact size 275/35R20. Yes, they're designed for SUVs but have you looked at our cars on a lift? Beefier than most...
12-02-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By aTOMic

For future reference: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH!! ...

For future reference:
BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH!!

$20 part and is (most probably) the root of all evils associated with ABS / Traction control issues!
Simple and easy remedy and frequently doesn't show...
12-02-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By aTOMic

Hey 'Nut! Sounds like the pump itself needs...

Hey 'Nut! Sounds like the pump itself needs replacing/rebuilding if you can hear it from inside the car. At very least it is mounted incorrectly, with the vibration damping rubber bushings not...
12-02-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By aTOMic

Hi and welcome to AW. Search the D3 A8 forum...

Hi and welcome to AW. Search the D3 A8 forum (this forum), and also (I'll say it first) post a VCDS scan.... It'd be helpful if you'd fill out your profile so someone nearby could offer a VCDS scan....
11-03-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,550
Posted By aTOMic

Meguiar's Waterless car wash. Simply amazing. I...

Meguiar's Waterless car wash. Simply amazing. I would never have believed that there is a safe way to clean paintwork, but with a microfiber and that stuff, even black is safe from scratcing!
My...
10-29-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By aTOMic

I chuckled when I saw it took an hour of...

I chuckled when I saw it took an hour of cursing... I feels ya.
Pretty sure it'd be worth tracking down the source of the breeze before you get it all buttoned up! Maybe dangle a bright work light...
10-25-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,845
Posted By aTOMic

Yay! Great pictures, A_B!! I hope that solves at...

Yay! Great pictures, A_B!! I hope that solves at least part of the problem.
I saved my old switch, hoping to do a postmortem on it and document it for the forum (mainly to show the one-time-use...
10-23-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By aTOMic

Kufatec did a module IIRC... Expensive....

Kufatec did a module IIRC... Expensive. Chokboywonda or Lou Tooz will be along to correct me...
10-23-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By aTOMic

IIRC, the icons are molded into the switches...

IIRC, the icons are molded into the switches themselves. I might be mistaken, but I think they are all like that... but I KNOW some are.
10-23-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By aTOMic

You can probably find the info here on...

You can probably find the info here on A8PartsUK's site. (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=86888) If you get the trunk lid liner out I think you'll see the fasteners IIRC.

HTH,
Tom
10-23-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By aTOMic

A while back I, too searched for these. No luck....

A while back I, too searched for these. No luck. Someday perhaps.

Rubbing alcohol gets off the sticky rubberized stuff, and the switches are matte plastic of the same color, with the icons showing...
10-22-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By aTOMic

Hi, welcome! There's a great post here ...

Hi, welcome! There's a great post here (https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a8-s8-d3-platform-discussion-60/window-winder-dysfunction-window-stuck-half-down-2959764/#post25224106)for this. You should...
10-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,845
Posted By aTOMic

FWIW, the onboard battery percentage monitor has...

FWIW, the onboard battery percentage monitor has been (at best) slow to respond in my experience... I'd give it a few more start/stop cycles before resorting to any repairs. These cars have an...
10-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,345
Posted By aTOMic

There is also a different curvature which the...

There is also a different curvature which the aftermarket sometimes to "forget"; i.e., one side is more curved than the other. This is more a function of the assembly not the actual rubber blades - I...
10-22-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By aTOMic

Specifically, the pump should only come on at...

Specifically, the pump should only come on at speeds >~25 MPH, IIRC.
10-21-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By aTOMic

Last week I searched "New Threads" here at AW and...

Last week I searched "New Threads" here at AW and there were EIGHT rodent-related posts... on the FIRST PAGE!! The second page had seven IIRC! It's that time of year!!
I'd search here and see if...
10-21-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By aTOMic

Moto Guzzi, MGX-21 specifically...

MGX-21 (http://www.motoguzzi.com/en_EN/motorbikes/cruiser/MGX-21/MGX-21/)
...
10-18-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By aTOMic

2017 is a D4; you might search / post there and...

2017 is a D4; you might search / post there and get some more relevant feedback. But I concur with what what he^^ said; that is absolutely absurd! Either the $tealer is trying to meet a quota, you...
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