Hi all, just picked up my a3 a 2011 hatchback 2 litre diesel. I've noticed that on the drivers side around the same position as the exhaust there is a cut out that looks like it has the plastic cover missing. It looks like it has a pipe inside what would this be? And any ideas were I could get a replacement cover?
I don't think there is as all looks OK but I will bear that in mind when doing even more investigating. Thank you.
Thanks Gareth. I haven't checked the glovebox light yet but will do. The boot light is missing as my brother removed it in the past thinking it was that setting the alarm off, I have not seen it in the car so can rule that one out. No satnav in there either. all extra pointers appreciated as it is easy to miss things.
I'm clutching at straws here, but Gareth's comment about moisture ingress reminds me that another correspondent on the forum said that A3s have a reputation for poor seals on the fuse box lids, so possibly there is a short in there.
Um, aporox. 500mA. ( half an amp) draw then. That's equivalent to around 5 to 6 watts - not insignificant.
Daft-things first checks.
Remove glove box bulb incase micro switch is not switching off. Same with boot light, but I would remove one at a time and test, otherwise you won't know which is the culprit if the current draw falls.
Sat nav? Known these (boxes) to cause such issues if in the boot and moisture has got in and created 'white rust' deposits on the printed curcuit board. Unplug?
Just a couple of extra pointers. Useful though??
Just taken delivery of a new A8 and Q7. We wanted dash cams and decided to go with the Audi UTR - What a mistake!
The weather gets warm and they fall off the windscreen. You can't get spares or a new baseplate or pads so it's a whole new unit - lucky they are under warranty.
Now Audi, or whoever make these units, upgrade the app four days ago and it is impossible to connect so the units are now useless.
The dealer hasn't go a clue on troubleshooting this product and Audi UK refer me back to the dealer so I am going around in circles.
No bad for spending £140K with Audi this year alone.
Anybody thinking of dash cams needs to think very carefully before buying this product.