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Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) – Fuse Box Location and Fuses List

April 21, 2018 in Audi A3, Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

The Audi A3 8L (1996 – 2003) have 2 fuse boxes locations. One on the fuse box is located in the dashboard driver’s side and another one in engine compartment – battery.

Fuse box location: Relay carrier (3-pin) / fuse carrier (1), Micro-central electrics and Relay carrier (13-pin) (2), Fuse holder (3) and Main fuse box / battery (4).

1- Fuse box in the dashboard driver’s side

To access the fuse box located on the left side, open storage compartment behind a cover near the steering column.

Audi A3 8V Fuse Box Diagram – dashboard driver’s side (3)

Description


A
Function/component
1 10 S1 – Fuse in relay plate fuse holder
Z20 – Left washer jet heater element 75x
Z21 – Right washer jet heater element
Z4 – Driver side heated exterior mirror
Z5 – Front passenger side heated exterior mirror
2 10 M5 – Front left turn signal
bulb
M7 – Front right turn signal bulb
M18 – Left side mounted turn signal
bulb
M19 – Right side repeater turn signal bulb
3 5 Illuminations:
W6 – Glove
compartment light
E87 – Operating and display unit for Climatronic air
conditioning system
4 5 X-number plate light
5 7.5 E87 – Operating and display unit for
Climatronic air conditioning system
E45 – Cruise control system switch
E94
– Heated driver seat regulator
E95 – Heated front passenger seat
regulator
E159 – Fresh air and air recirculation flap switch
E221 –
Operating unit in steering wheel1)
F269 – Temperature flap position
switch
G65 – High pressure sender
J293 – Radiator fan control unit
J401
– Navigation system with CD drive control unit
J402 – Navigation operating
electronics control unit
J446 – Parking aid control unit
J453 –
Multifunction steering wheel control unit
R – Radio
Y7 – Automatic
anti-dazzle interior mirror
6 5 E150 – Driver side interior locking
switch
V94 – Central locking motor with control unit for interior lights
switch-off delay and anti-theft alarm system
7 10 F189 – Tiptronic switch
G22 –
Speedometer sender
G266 – Oil level and oil temperature sender
J226 –
Starter inhibitor and reversing light relay
M16 – Left reversing light
bulb
M17 – Right reversing light bulb
8 5 J526 – Telephone and telematics
control unit
J412 – Mobile telephone operating electronics control
unit
R36 – Telephone transmitter and receiver unit
9 5 E132 – Traction control system
switch
G85 – Steering angle sender
J104 – ABS control unit
10 15 Engine management petrol engine:
J220 – Motronic control unit2)
J271 – Motronic current supply
relay2)
J363 – Current supply relay for Simos control unit2)
10 5 Engine management diesel engine:
J248 – Diesel direct injection system control unit2)
10 10 J285 – Control unit in dash panel
insert3)
J402 – Navigation operating electronics control unit3)
R –
Radio3)
V94 – Central locking motor with control unit for interior lights
switch-off delay and anti-theft alarm system3)
11 5 G266 – Oil level and oil temperature
sender
J17 – Fuel pump relay
J285 – Control unit in dash panel
insert
K2 – Alternator warning lamp
K14 – Handbrake warning lamp
K29 –
Glow period warning lamp
K132 – Electronic power control fault lamp
K149 –
Engine electronics warning lamp
N110 – Selector lever lock solenoid
V48 –
Left headlight range control motor
V49 – Right headlight range control
motor
12 7.5 J401 – Navigation system with CD
drive control unit
J412 – Mobile telephone operating electronics control
unit
J526 – Telephone and telematics control unit
R36 – Telephone
transmitter and receiver unit
R86 – Aerial amplifier for mobile
telephone
T16 – 16-pin connector, black, shelf centre console (diagnostic
connector)
13 10 M9 – Left brake light bulb
M10 – Right
brake light bulb
M25 – High-level brake light bulb
14 10 J452 – Door warning lamps control
unit
V94 – Central locking motor with control unit for interior lights
switch-off delay and anti-theft alarm system
W – Front interior light
W14
– Front passenger side illuminated vanity mirror
W20 – Driver side
illuminated vanity mirror
15 5 E87 – Operating and display unit for
Climatronic air conditioning system
G85 – Steering angle sender
J217 –
Automatic gearbox control unit
J285 – Control unit in dash panel insert
16 10 J293-Radiator fan control unit
17 7.5 Z22 – Left lock cylinder heater
element
Z23 – Right lock cylinder heater element
18 10 L2 – Right headlight twin filament
bulb (main beam)
K1 – Main beam warning lamp
19 10 L1 – Left headlight twin filament bulb
(main beam)
20 15 E102 – Headlight range control
regulator
J124 – Rear bulb monitoring device
J344 – Right gas discharge
light control unit
L2 – Right headlight twin filament bulb (dipped
beam)
V48 – Left headlight range control motor
V49 – Right headlight range
control motor
21 15 J124 – Rear bulb monitoring
device
J343 – Left gas discharge light control unit
L1 – Left headlight
twin filament bulb (dipped beam)
22 5 J285 – Control unit in dash panel
insert
M2 – Right tail light bulb
M3 – Right side light bulb
23 5 J285 – Control unit in dash panel
insert
M1 – Left side light bulb
M4 – Left tail light bulb
24 20 J31 – Automatic intermittent wash and wipe
relay
25 25 E87 – Operating and display unit for
air conditioning system/Climatronic
V2 – Fresh air blower
26 25 Z1 -Heated rear window
27 15 J30-Rear window wiper and washer
relay
V12 -Rear window wiper motor
28 15
204)
J17-Fuel pump relay
29 15 Engine management petrol engine:
J220 –
Motronic control unit
J271 – Motronic current supply relay
J361 – Simos
control unit
J363 – Current supply relay for Simos control unit
N122 –
Output stage
29 5 Engine management diesel engine:
J248 – Diesel direct injection system control unit 5)
29 10 Engine management diesel engine:
J248 – Diesel direct injection system control unit 6)
30 20 J245-Sliding sunroof adjustment
control unit
31 20 J217 – Automatic gearbox control
unit
J539 – Brake servo control unit
31 5 J492-Four-wheel drive control
unit
32 10 Engine management petrol engine:
N30-Injector, cylinder 1
N31-Injector, cylinder 2
N32-Injector,
cylinder 3
N33-Injector, cylinder 4
32 30 Engine management diesel engine:
J248-Diesel direct injection system control unit
33 20 J31 – Automatic intermittent wash and
wipe relay
34 10 Engine management petrol engine:
N75 – Charge pressure control solenoid valve
N79 – Heater element for
crankcase breather
N112 – Secondary air inlet valve
N156 – Variable intake
manifold change-over valve
N249 – Turbocharger air recirculation
valve
N205 – Inlet camshaft control valve 1
34 10 Engine management diesel engine:
G70 – Air mass meter
G80 – Needle lift sender
N18 – Exhaust gas
recirculation valve
N75 – Charge pressure control solenoid valve
N239 –
Variable intake manifold flap change-over valve
35 30 U10 -Trailer socket
36 15 L46 – Rear left fog light bulb
L22 –
Left fog light bulb
L23 – Right fog light bulb
37 10 J285 – Control unit in dash panel
insert2)
J402 – Navigation operating electronics control unit2)
R –
Radio2)
V94 – Central locking motor with control unit for interior lights
switch-off delay and anti-theft alarm system²)
37 20 Engine management petrol engine:
J220 – Motronic control unit3)
J271 – Motronic current supply
relay3)
J363 – Current supply relay for Simos control unit3)
37 5 Engine management diesel engine:
J248 – Diesel direct injection system control unit3)
38 10 E150 – Driver side interior locking
switch
F248 – Release button for rear lid lock cylinder
J347 – Ultrasonic
sensor control unit
V94 – Central locking motor with control unit for
interior lights switch-off delay and anti-theft alarm system
39 15 Hazard warning lights system :
M5
– Front left turn signal bulb
M7 – Front right turn signal bulb
M6 – Rear
left turn signal bulb
M8 – Rear right turn signal bulb
M18 – Left side
mounted turn signal bulb
M19 – Right side mounted turn signal bulb
K65 –
Left turn signal warning lamp
K94 – Right turn signal warning lamp
40 20 H2 -Treble tone horn
H7 -Bass tone
horn
41 15 U1-Cigarette lighter
42 15 J415 – Navigation system tuner for
TV
J515 – Aerial selection control unit
R – Radio
R12 –
Amplifier
R44 – Amplifier with bass loudspeaker, on left in luggage
compartment
R94 – Navigation system interface
43 10 Engine management petrol engine:
G70 – Air mass meter
N80 – Active charcoal filter system solenoid valve
1
Z19 – Lambda probe heater
Z29 – Lambda probe 1 heater after catalytic
converter
43 10 Engine management diesel engine:
F36 – Clutch pedal switch
F47 – Brake pedal switch
N79 – Heater
element for crankcase breather
J359 – Low heat output relay
J360 – High
heat output relay
44 15 Z6 – Heated cushion for driver seat
Z7 –
Heated backrest for driver seat

2- Fuse box in the engine compartment (4)

To access the fuse box located in the engine compartment, release the fuse cover near the battery.

Audi A3 8V Fuse Box Diagram – Engine Compartment

Description


A
Function/component
S131 50 Heater glow plugs (diesel engine)
S132 50 Engine management
S133 30 Radiator fan
S134 110 Interior
S138 150 Alternator
S162 30 Fuse 1 (30) in fuse holder on battery

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

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 – Audi A3 Petrol (1.6 and 1.8) and Diesel (1.9 TDI 90, 100, 110 and 130) Engines, S3.

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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