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PhireSide

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Updae: Viewing it after 13h00 today, but will revisit it later this week with a car friend and code reader to check that all is good:)
 

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You are getting over eager, without a specialist looking over the vehicle you are playing Russian roulette.

If it doesn't min have a FSH then I wouldn't touch it.
 

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When I bought my audi I took it to an audi service centre for a full check before I bought it. They didn't even charge me for that.
 

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You are getting over eager, without a specialist looking over the vehicle you are playing Russian roulette.

If it doesn't min have a FSH then I wouldn't touch it.
Guy confirmed it has FSH, getting the VIN to check with Audi on that to confirm later today. I'll also use an OBDeleven on the test drive to ensure no faults pop up.
When I bought my audi I took it to an audi service centre for a full check before I bought it. They didn't even charge me for that.
That's pretty cool! I'll phone up our dealer and see if they will be keen to do the same this side.
Which one you gettimg bud was it B8 TDi you looking at?
B7 2.0 TDI, with a tape cassette deck for good measure:laugh:
 

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Guy confirmed it has FSH, getting the VIN to check with Audi on that to confirm later today. I'll also use an OBDeleven on the test drive to ensure no faults pop up.

That's pretty cool! I'll phone up our dealer and see if they will be keen to do the same this side.

B7 2.0 TDI, with a tape cassette deck for good measure:laugh:
Nice cassette player :p

Does it have 7 Speed multitronic or 6speed ZF? Probably not the ZF which was rare but the better of the 2.
 

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Nice cassette player :p

Does it have 7 Speed multitronic or 6speed ZF? Probably not the ZF which was rare but the better of the 2.
It's got the scooter gearbox in - CVT.

VIN number looks good, no accidents or any major drama, but there are some things on it that I am not 100% happy about. Told the guy I would give it a few days and get back to him and arrange for a test drive if I can reach a decision about it.
 

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It's got the scooter gearbox in - CVT.

VIN number looks good, no accidents or any major drama, but there are some things on it that I am not 100% happy about. Told the guy I would give it a few days and get back to him and arrange for a test drive if I can reach a decision about it.
Get proof of the gearbox oil changes, anything longer than every 50,000km or so and walk away. Failure to do oil changes is generally what destroys those earlier CVT's.
 

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Yeah if anything is sketchy I'm doing a 180 and looking elsewhere.

There's another one also nearby that I've contacted. One year older, with a sunroof but no xenons by the looks of things, not that either is pertinent to my decision - but this one is a smidge cheaper so I'll use that as leverage to negotiate down if need be.
 

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If you are interested in an audi specific... get the VIN no, drive to audi, ask for the history printout
 

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If you are interested in an audi specific... get the VIN no, drive to audi, ask for the history printout
I'll likely choose the Audi as it ticks the most boxes, in my case. But thanks for the tip!

Took the silver 2006 B7 for a test drive today, it pulls really well but there are some things that need fixing. I put in an offer, taking the repairs into consideration, but the seller declined.

On to the next one!
 

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I've got an Audi A4 B6 of which the battery went flat. We disconnected the battery and charged it. Afterwards after reconnecting, the lights stay on, even in the off position? Anybody have a clue what could cause this?
 

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I've got an Audi A4 B6 of which the battery went flat. We disconnected the battery and charged it. Afterwards after reconnecting, the lights stay on, even in the off position? Anybody have a clue what could cause this?

Batteries that die and electronics aint friends
 

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I've got an Audi A4 B6 of which the battery went flat. We disconnected the battery and charged it. Afterwards after reconnecting, the lights stay on, even in the off position? Anybody have a clue what could cause this?
You could probably disconnect and then reconnect the battery again, perhaps some circuit is confused
 

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I've got an Audi A4 B6 of which the battery went flat. We disconnected the battery and charged it. Afterwards after reconnecting, the lights stay on, even in the off position? Anybody have a clue what could cause this?
What lights?
 

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The headlights
Some light googling would indicate the issue might lie with the CECM, or Comfort Electronic Control Module.

Whether or not it might need replacement or just resetting I am not sure, but this is what I have found thus far.
 

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Audi A1 circa 2015 - Blower/Aircon Fan doesn't work on the '1' setting - everything higher works fine.

Any ideas on cost to fix/replace
 

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Audi A1 circa 2015 - Blower/Aircon Fan doesn't work on the '1' setting - everything higher works fine.

Any ideas on cost to fix/replace
Usually the resistor fails, as it's an A1 a Polo part should work - something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151343916483 (maybe x-ref part numbers to confirm)

As for replacing it, that could be tricky and it could mean a dash-out repair, or at least a glovebox-out repair, so maybe DIY repair is feasible:


 
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