So, I had both of the front air spring bags leaked and replaced at 119k and 131k miles. It cost me total of less than $400 for the 2 incidents. Since I’ve read and understood a little about the system that caused much pain and money for many people who have no ideas how the […]
, now @131k miles, the left side… I refused to use VCDS to see what’s wrong because it would list things that don’t break. – Since it has a slow leak over night, I raised the car to LIFT mode, the pump still worked and brought it to LIFT. – I put it in Jack Mode […]
So, finally I got the system to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto perfectly with . Thanks to , showed me how to do it with the that enable the touchscreen module. For people who don’t want to mess around with Android Coding, just download the and run it with the hid-multitouch.ko. Components I’ve […]
If you own a newer Audi (2004+), you may have option called MMI (Multi Media Interface) which control all your media player and display on your dash 7″ screen. Some are built-in the dash or flip up like the A8 D3. The MMI is actually a very simple system, but quite confusing for […]
For those who have older Audi with AMI (Audi Music Interface) unit installed, we tend to get stuck with a 30-pin iPod and iPhone original AMI cables. There are many part numbers for each type and year of the car, but by playing and modifying AMI cables, I found out that they’re basically the same, […]
. For those who has suspension failures – don’t panic – it’s not hard to identify the real problems and don’t expect the dealers or independent shops to find the problems for you. They will recommend to replace parts until it’s found on your expense. I summarize the trouble spots on low down suspension – […]
My 2006 Audi A8L turned 105k last week and gave it a Tune Up. The car has been running quite well, but the oil was replaced 16k miles and the spark plugs at 50k miles ago. I bought 8 NGK BKR6EIX Iridium spark plugs (this should last 60k miles), Mobil 1 0-40w (15k miles), Air […]
Make sure to check the car out completely before taking delivery. Try to get as many keys as possible The search was over March 23, 2013. I found an 06 A8L- 1 owner with 73k miles – Premium and Sport packages – Air cooled and massage options. I wished the car had ACC and rear […]
For an Audi Specific Problem – is a great place to find a solution, but you must know how to search for your problem. If you own 2008+ Audis, you can access in case of emergency if you don’t have one in the car, you need a VIN# to use. ***Never jump start on any […]
These days EV (Electric Vehicle) are being made by all companies to compete in the clean energy war. Many people need to drive long range and feel more comfortable having a hybrid (electric and gas motor) to be safe while traveling, I’ve looked at cars now called Plug-In Hybrid which have electric motor and gas […]
It’s Thanksgiving, we went to a family dinner and the lights on the dash weren’t on but the lights outside were. The message of automatic head lights and rain sensors malfunction was on. We had to turn on the manual lighting on the switch to drive home. In the morning, I removed the camera mount and cleaned […]
My friend bought a CarPlay/Android Auto unit from Carlink for his 2011 Q5 MMI 3G Plus. We installed it and it went quite well. It’s truly a plug and play unit. It does work with his new iPhone 11 Max. Although we didn’t test with an Android phone for Android Auto, but I’m sure it’s […]
A friend who has a 2011 Q5 with MMI 3G Plus didn’t even know he has a Hard drive called the Jukebox in his car for all these years. His Q5 has MMI reboot and blacked out randomly after the software update from the dealer. We think the Jukebox may be the culprit. The Jukebox […]
I really neglect checking power steering fluid for a long time, last week driving to LA, at park or low speed, the steering feels heavy and the noise started to sound really bad, I thought my steering rack is needed to be replaced. Came home, checked the oil reservoir, and sure enough, it’s on below the […]
I’ve created this blog to document what we (family) have encountered or used with all our cars although we like Audis but we also help our family to fix and maintain their other makes also. We have ads to help paying for the cost of web hosting and computers, it’s just me when I have time to do it. The ads seldom pay for all costs but I don’t like to ask for donation. “Likes” and “Shares” will be greatly appreciated.
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- idog said I really don’t understand how you hook up these de...
- Donghyun Shin said Hello. i did diy android all in one for my q5. an...
- idog said Which model, which year, MMI 2G or 3G? What’...
- Claude Martin said I have identical intermittent MMI problem –...
- idog said Yes, I believe i also had to rivet some parts