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Audi A3 8P (2003 to 2008) Audi Recommended Tires Size and Pressure

January 9, 2018 in Audi A3 by admin

The tires sizes and tire pressure recommended by Audi for the A3 8P (2003 to 2008) are:

Engine Tire designation
Tire pressure front Tire pressure rear
normal load condition (up to 3 occupants) full load condition normal load condition (up to 3 occupants) full load condition
PSI kPA PSI kPA PSI kPA
PSI
kPA
4-cylinder
225/45 R17 94H XL All Season 36 250 38 260 32 220 35 240
225/45 R17 94V XL High Performance 32 220 35 240 30 210 32 220
225/40 R18 92V XL 38 260 41 280 35 240 41 280
225/40 R18 92H XL 38 260 41 280 35 240 41 280
Compact spare wheel T125/70 R18 60 420 60 420 60 420 60 420
6-cylinder
225/45 R17 94H XL All Season 38 260 41 280 35 240 38 260
225/45 R17 94V XL High Performance 35 240 35 240 32 220 35 240
225/40 R18 92V XL 41 280 44 300 36 250 44 300
225/40 R18 92H XL 41 280 44 300 36 250 44 300
Compact spare wheel T125/70 R18 60 420 60 420 60 420 60 420
XL= reinforced or extra load tire. It may also appear as xi, EXTRA LOAD, or RF on the tire sidewall.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:
– Audi A3 8P 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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How to replace remote fob battery in Audi A3, A4, Q3, Q7, R8, TT

December 22, 2017 in Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi Q3, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi TT by admin

This tutorial explains how to replace the key fob battery in Audi A3 8P, 8V (2003 – 2018), Audi A4 B7 (2004 – 2009), Audi A6 C6 (2004 – 2011), Audi Q3 8U (2011 – 2018), Audi Q7 1st. Gen. 4L (2005 – 2015), Audi R8 I (2005 – 2015), Audi TT 8J (2006 – 2015) with key fob pictured below.

LED in the remote control key (arrow in image on right side)

– If you press a button quickly, the LED blinks once.
– If you press a button longer (convenience opening), the LED blinks several times.
– If the LED does not blink, the remote control key battery is dead. The message “Please change key battery” can also appear in the instrument cluster display. Replace the battery.


To replace remote fob battery you’ll need:

– new CR2032 3v battery (one battery)

 

In order to replace it, follow the steps:

Step 1: Press the release button (red arrow).

Step 2: Pry apart the base (A) and the cover (B) carefully with a coin. Remove the cover (arrow).

Step 3: Re-install battery. Slide the battery holder carefully into th e remote
control key. Insert the mechanical key.

Battery orientation is with the (+) side down in relation to the cover.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:
– Audi A3 8P, 8V 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
– Audi A4 B7 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Audi A6 C6 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Audi Q3 8U 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
– Audi Q7 1st. Gen. 4L 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
– Audi R8 I 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
– Audi TT 8J 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

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How to replace remote fob battery in Audi A3, A4, A5, A6, Q5, Q7

December 17, 2017 in Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi A6, Audi Q5, Audi Q7 by admin

This tutorial explains how to replace the key fob battery in Audi A3 (2003 – 2013), Audi A4 (2008 – 2016), Audi A5 (2007 – 2016), Audi A6 (2004 – 2011), Audi S3 (2006 – 2013), Audi S4 (2009 – 2015), Audi S5 (2007 – 2012), Audi S6 (2006 – 2011), Audi RS3 (2011-2012), Audi RS4 (2012-2015), Audi RS6 (2008-2010), Audi Q5 (2008 – 2017) and Audi Q7 (2005-2015) with key fob pictured below (smart key).


To replace remote fob battery you’ll need:

– new CR2032 3v battery (one battery)

 

In order to replace it, follow the steps:

Step 1: On the back of the key press the button (marked A) and at the same time pull the key blade out of the fob.

Step 2: On the front side of the key press the button (markerd arrow and B) and at the same time pull battery.

Step 3: You’ll now see the battery. Remove the old battery, making note of their orientation, and replace with new one.

Step 4
: Re-install battery, and after it the key blade.

Battery orientation is with the (+) side down.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

– Audi A3 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
– Audi A4 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
– Audi A5 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
– Audi A6 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Audi S3 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
– Audi S4 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
– Audi S5 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
– Audi S6 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Audi RS3 2011 and 2012
– Audi RS4 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
– Audi RS6 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Audi Q5 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
– Audi Q7 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

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Audi A3 8L (1996-2003) Interior Assembly Disassembly Workshop Repair Manual

August 26, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

Document Index

68 Interior Equipment
69 Passenger Protection
70 Trim / Insulation
72 Seat Frames
74 Seats – Upholstery, Covers

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

– 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Audi A3 8L

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Audi A3 8L (1996-2003) Maintenance Workshop Repair Manual

August 25, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

Document Index

1 Survey of engines
5 Diesel engines
7 Delivery Service
12 Audi A3 as of chassis number 8LYA 000 001
20 Oil Change Service
21 Inspection Service
26 Lights, electrical equipment, switches, displays and other driver-operated controls: Checking function
28 Windscreen wiper and washer system and headlight washer system: adjust washer jet settings and check function
28 Windscreen washer system: check washer jet settings and adjust if necessary
30 Headlight washer system: check washer jet settings
31 Wiper blades: check park position and check for damage
36 Electric window lifters: check positions
37 Air conditioner: check function, set temperature to 22 °C
37 Radio / Navigation System Plus (Chorus, Concert, Symphony): deactivate transport mode
43 Radio or Radio/Navigation System Plus: activate anti-theft coding by entering fixed code number
46 Self-diagnosis: Interrogate fault memory with V.A.G 1551 or VAS 5051
48 Dash panel insert: set language version
51 Service interval display: reset
58 Service display: resetting LongLife Service as of 2000 I (Y)
88 Service display: resetting Inspection Service (fixed interval) as of 2000 I (Y)
114 Door arresters and lock cylinders: lubricate
114 Bonnet release catch: lubricate
115 Sun roof: check function, clean guide rails and spray with lubricating spray
115 Telematics: renew the emergency backup battery
117 Battery: check electrolyte level and top up with distilled water if necessary
124 Battery: check no-load voltage before starting the engine for the first time (only applies to vehi-cles kept in stock for long periods)
125 Battery: Check security of battery cables.
127 Battery: Perform load test
131 Removing engine cover
134 Engine (from above and below) and engine compartment: visual check for leaks and damage
135 Windscreen / headlight washer system: top up fluid
136 Cooling system: check antifreeze and top up coolant if necessary
141 Air cleaner: clean housing and replace filter element
142 Noise insulation: remove
143 Spark plugs: replace
148 Hydraulic system: check for leaks, check fluid level and top up hydraulic fluid if necessary
150 Fuel filter: replace (TDI engines)
152 Dust and pollen filter: replace
153 Toothed belt for camshaft drive: Check for damage, measure width of toothed belt (TDI engines up to and including model year 1999 (X))
154 Toothed belt for camshaft drive: replace (TDI engines)
155 Ribbed belt: replace
155 Toothed belt: replace
155 Transport locks: remove locking elements for front suspension struts
157 Manual gearbox/final drive: check oil level and top up if necessary
159 Haldex clutch: change the oil
161 Haldex clutch: change oil filter
164 Final drive (automatic gearbox): check oil level and top up if necessary
166 Engine oil: drain or extract, change oil filter
169 Brake system: visual check for leaks and damage
171 Brake pads: check thickness
172 Undersea!: visual check for damage
172 Track rod ends: check play, attachment and protective boots
173 Tyres (incl. spare wheel): check condition and wear pattern
175 Tyres (incl. spare wheel): check and record tread depths
176 Tyres (incl. spare wheel): inflate to correct pressures
177 Factory-fitted winter tyres
178 Wheel bolts: tighten to specified torque

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Audi A3 8L (1996-2003) Electrical Workshop Repair Manual

August 25, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

Document Index

27 Starter, Current Supply
90 Gauges, Instruments
92 Windscreen Wipe and Wash System
94 Lights, Lamps, Switches – Exterior
96 Lights, Lamps, Switches – Interior
97 Wirings

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

– 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Audi A3 8L

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How to find Audi engine code

March 2, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003), Audi A4 B5 (1994 to 2001), Audi A4 B6 (2000 to 2006), Audi A6 C5 (1997 to 2005), Audi A6 C5 Allroad Quattro (1999 to 2005), Audi A8 D2 (1994 to 2002), Audi A8 D3 (2002 to 2010), Audi TT 8N (1998 to 2006), Generic How To's by admin

When you are searching for something to your cas, sometimes it’s usefull to know what is the code of the engine.

You have two options to easily retrieve the engine code of your car:

1. Look in your service book. On the first you’ll have a black and white sticker.
2. Look in your spare tyre well, and you’ll find the same black and white sticker.

how to find audi engine code

This sticker have severall information regarding your car (engine code, gearbox code,  paint code, trim code and all the option codes).

The engine code is the first information on the 4th line (highlighted in red in the image  on the left).

 

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2001, 2002, 2003 – Audi A3, A4, A6, A8, TT, Allroad – Petrol Engines – Scheduled Plan

February 17, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003), Audi A4 B6 (2000 to 2006), Audi A6 C5 (1997 to 2005), Audi A6 C5 Allroad Quattro (1999 to 2005), Audi A8 D2 (1994 to 2002), Audi A8 D3 (2002 to 2010), Audi TT 8N (1998 to 2006), Scheduled Service / Maintenance Plans by admin


All you need to know to service your 2001, 2002, 2003 Audi A3, A4, A4 Cabrio, A6, A8, TT, TT Cabrio S4, S6, S8, A6 AllRoad (including Avant body type and Quattro transmissions) with Petrol engines – 1.6, 1.8, 1.8T, 2.0, 2.4L V6, 2.7L V6, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6 and 4.2L V8 – according to the Official Audi Scheduled Service Plan / Servicing Plan / Maintenance Plan.

This guide is for Petrol engines ONLY produced in years 2001, 2002 and 2003. For other engines, models or years, click here.

All the information in this article is in accordance with the Servicing Schedule Plan specified by Audi. Nevertheless, you should allways confirm with your car owners manual before any servicing.

Every 15.000 kms / 10.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Change engine oil and oil filter
2. Cooling system – Check level and re-fill if necessary
3. Exhaust System – check for damage and leaks
4. Engine OBD – Check existing errors and act accordingly. Reset after checking.
5. Door Hinge Mechanisms – lubricate
6. Battery – check electrolyte and re-fill if necessary
7. Wiper/Washer – check fluid and re-fill if necessary
8. Automatic Shift Lock – check
9. Manual Transmission – check shift and interlock
10. Tires and Spare – check condition and pressure
11. Reset the Service Reminder Indicator
12. Check brake pads and brake discs wear
13. Drive Shaft Boots – check condition
14. Exterior lights: Check all lights and replace if needed.

Aditionally, every 30.000 kms / 20.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Engine – check for oil and coolant leaks
2. Front Axle – check dust seals, ball joints, tie-rod ends
3. Automatic Transmission – check for leaks
4. Automatic Transmission Final Drive – check for leaks
5. Manual Transmission – check for leaks
6. Manual Transmission Final Drive – check for leaks
7. Dust and Pollen Filter – replace
8. Headlights – inspect and adjust if necessary
9. Sliding Roof – clean and lubricate rails
10. If TT / A3 Quattro – Haldex Clutch, change oil and filter

Aditionally, every 60.000 kms / 40.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Multitronic™ Transmission – change ATF
2. Power Steering Fluid – check, add if necessary
3. Spark Plugs – replace
4. Air Cleaner – replace filter element, clean screen

Aditionally, every 120.000 kms / 80.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Auxiliary Belt – replace

Aditionally, every 150.000 kms / 100.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Timing Belt and Tensioner Roller – replace

Aditionally, every two years, regardless of mileage:
1. Brake Fluid
2. If Cabrio Cloth top – check rollover function


This maintenance plan is suitable for the following model years:

– Audi A3 (8L), A4 (B6) 1.6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A3 (8L), A4 (B6), A6 (C5) 1.8 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A3 (8L), A4 (B6), A6 (C5), TT (8N) 1.8T made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A4 (B6), A6 (C5) 2.0 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A4 (B6), A6 (C5) 2.4 V6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A6 (C5) 2.7T V6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A6 (C5) 2.8 V6 made / sold in 2001
– Audi A4 (B6), A6 (C5), A8 3.0 V6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A8 3.7 V8 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A4 (B6) S4, A6 (C5), S6 (C5), A8 4.2 V8 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003