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How to replace remote fob battery in Audi A8 (D3)

December 22, 2017 in Audi A8 by admin

This tutorial explains how to replace the key fob battery in Audi A8 D3 (2003 – 2010), with key fob pictured below.

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

– Battery operation in the master key is monitored by a check light . The check light flashes when one of the buttons on the master key is pressed.
– If the check light does not flash, the battery is dead and has to be replaced .
– When the battery is dead the symbol appears in the instrument cluster display as well as the message: “Please change key 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 (green arrow) to open key.

Step 2: Pry the cover (red arrow) with your fingers, as shown in image (A).

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 up.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:
– Audi A8 D3 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

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Audi A8 D4 (2010 – 2017) Fuse Box Location and Fuses Amperage

April 16, 2017 in Audi A8, Audi A8 D4 (2010 to 2017) by admin

The Audi A8 D4 (2010 – 2017) have 3 fuse boxes locations. One on each side of the dashboard and a third on the luggage compartment.

1- Fuse box in the Dashboard driver’s side

To access the fuse box located on the driver’s side of the dashboard, you must have the driver door open and remove the side dash cover, pushing it:

Audi_A5_fuse_box_location_Driver_side

Once you open the cover, you’ll see 2 fuse carriers, one brown, on the left (marked B in the image below), and on black, on the right (marked C).


Brown carrier fuses list and amperage – Driver’s side – marked B

No Amp Equipment
1 5 Headlight control switch
2 5 Emergency start coil (key identification)
3 7.5 Rear door control module (driver’s side)
5 15 Horn
6 7.5 Interior lights (headliner)
8 10/5 Steering column lever, multifunction steering wheel controls, steering wheel heating
10 5 Power steering column adjustment
11 7.5 Driver door control module
12 10 Diagnostic connector, light/rain sensor
14 25 Power steering column adjustment
15 20 Power steering, AC compressor
16 15 Brake booster

Black carrier fuses list and amperage – Driver’s side – marked C

No Amp Equipment
1 30 Front seat heating
2 30 Windshield wiper
3 30 Front exterior lighting
4 20 Sun roof
5 30 Driver power window
6 15 Driver seat (pneumatic)
7 20 Panoramic sunroof
8 35 Dynamic steering
9 30 Front exterior lighting
10 35 Windshield/headlight washer system
11 30 Rear power window (driver’s side)
12 40 Panoramic sunroof

2- Fuse box in the dashboard passenger’s side

To access the fuse box located on the passenger’s side of the dashboard, you must have the passenger door open and remove the side dash cover, pushing it:

Audi_A4_B8_fuse_box_diagram_left_hand

Carrier fuses list and amperage – marked B (Passenger side)


A
Equipment
1 5 Anti-theft alarm system
2 15 Transmission control module
3 40 Front climate control fan
4 35 Engine supply
5
6 5 Engine control module
7 7.5 Front passenger door control module
8 30 Front passenger power window
9 10 ESC control module
10 25 ESC control module
11 30 Right rear power window
12 15 Front passenger seat (pneumatics)

3- Fuse box in the luggage compartment (trunk)

To access the fuse box located on the luggage compartment (trunk) you should remove the right side trunk trim and open the fuse cover:

You’ll see 6 fuse carriers, each of them marked in the image below with a letter:

Carrier A: Black carrier fuses list and amperage (luggage compartment)


Amp
Equipment
1 5 button, data logger, diagnostic connector, BCM-1, adaptive lighting system
2 5 Networking gateway
3 5 Adaptive air suspension
4 5 Parking system
5 5 Steering column lever
6 5 Suspension control system sensor
7 5 Belt tensioners, airbag control module
8 5 Heated washer fluid nozzles, HomeLink (garage door opener), night vision system control module, sport differential, ionizer
9 5 Electromechanical parking brake control module
10 5 Rear seat heating, cooler, interior rearview mirror
11 5 Dynamic steering
12 5 Selector lever, BCM-2
13 5 Audi side assist
14 5 Engine control module
15 40 Starter
16 10/5 Left headlight/Headlight range control system

Carrier B: Red carrier fuses list and amperage (luggage compartment)


Amp
Equipment
1 25 Left reversible belttensioner
2 25 Right reversible belt tensioner
3 5 Starter diagnosis
4 7.5 DC/DC converter
5 7.5 Adaptive cruise control
6 10 Right headlight (headlight with adaptive light)
7 5 ESC control module
8 5 Sound actuator, AEM control module
9 10 Adaptive cruise control
10 5 Transmission control module
11 5 Climate control system sensors

Carrier C: Brown carrier fuses list and amperage (luggage compartment)


Amp
Equipment
1 5 Electromechanical parking brake
2 5 Suspension control system sensor
3 7.5 Riqht rear door control module
4 5 Smart modul tank
5 15 Front climate control system controls
6 10 Rear climate control system controls
7 5 Networking gateway
8 15 Cooler
9 5 Interface for special functions
10 5 Cell phone adapter, Bluetooth handset
11 15 AEM control module
12 10 Selector lever
13 10 Ambient lighting
14 20 Rear exterior lighting
15 25 Fuel pump
16 30 Electromechanical parking brake

Carrier D: Black carrier fuses list and amperage (luggage compartment)


Amp
Equipment
3 20 Rear sockets
5 15 Adaptive air suspension
6 25 115-V socket
7 30 Electromechanical parking brake
8 25 Rear seat heating
9 20 Rear exterior lighting
10 20 Rear climate control system blower
11 20 Rear sun shade, closing aid, luggage compartment lock, keyless go/entry, fuel filler door
12 30 Luggage compartment lid control module

Carrier E: Red carrier fuses list and amperage (luggage compartment)


Amp
Equipment
1 5 Rear seat adjustment buttons
3 7.5 Left rear seat (pneumatics)
5 20 Trailer hitch control module
6 30 Left rear seat
7 30 Right rear seat
8 20 Trailer hitch control module
9 15 Trailer hitch control module
10 7.5 Right rear seat (pneumatics)

Carrier F: Brown carrier fuses list and amperage (luggage compartment)


Amp
Equipment
1 30 Radio receiver/sound amplifier
2 30 Sound amplifier
3 10 Rear Seat Entertainment, radio receiver/sound amplifier
5 5 Automatic dimming interior rearview mirror
6 5 DVD changer
7 5 TV tuner
8 7.5 MMI unit/drives
9 5 Instrument cluster, analog clock
10 5 MMI Display
11 7.5 Radio receiver
12 5 Rearview camera (parking aid), Top view

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

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – Audi A4 D4, A4L D4, Petrol (3.0 and 4.0 TFSI, 4.2 FSI) and Diesel (3.0 TDI, 3.0 TDI Quattro and 4.2 TDI Quattro) Engines, S8.

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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