December 23, 2019 / 488 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

Left Air Suspension Failed At 131k Miles

, 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 […]

CarPlay on Audi MMI 2G
April 24, 2018 / 22,229 views / A8 D3 | MMI 2G | Q5 | Q7

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for Audi MMI 2G

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 […]

Audi MMI 2G Screen
September 5, 2017 / 21,066 views / AMI | MMI 2G

What You Must/Should Know About Audi MMI

   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 […]

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/ 13,515 views / AMI | MMI 2G

What You Should Know About AMI Cables

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, […]

A8L D3 Suspension Warning Lights
January 31, 2017 / 17,150 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

2006 A8L D3 Front Air Suspension Failed @ 119k Miles

. 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 – […]

2006 Audi A8L
March 23, 2013 / 10,571 views / A8 D3

Looking For The Best Used A8 D3

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 […]

Test Drive a5 Convertible
August 26, 2020 / 28 views / A5 Convertible

Looking For The Best Audi A5 Convertible

It’s been 7 years since we’d had our . Audie is growing up fast and she wants another so she can go to Prom with it although she’s only a junior now. I and my wife can use the car until then, because we do love Audi Convertible. The A4 was discontinued since 2008 and the […]

NextGen OBDEleven Pro
August 17, 2020 / 66 views / OBDII Scanner

NextGen OBDEleven Pro Supports both Android and iOS

To scan and clear codes for our Audi and VW cars, there are many OBDII devices out there for us to choose from. The most popular one is VCDS and now we have alternative OBDEleven and Carista, OBDEleven just came out with the NextGen Pro version dongle that supports both Android and iOS. I like […]

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April 12, 2020 / 1,321 views / MMI 2G

How To Restore Sounds From MMI 2G Component Protection (CP)

When we replaced a new MMI 2G Head Unit (4E0035729-A) from a donor car, chances are we will have component protection (CP) which prevents us to play radio or CD changer, the sounds will be muted (disabled) and we would see the speaker icon with a slash on it. There is one way to restore […]

Batter Percentage display done.
March 17, 2020 / 174 views / Electrical | Q7

How To Charge Battery On 2008 Q7 3.6L

It’s been cold and the Q7 hasn’t been driven for a while, the battery drops to 11.4V, I need to charge it. I’ve bought a really good charger from Schumacher SC1280 with 15A capacity. The Q7 battery is under the driver seat, therefore, there are two poles (terminals) marked red for positive and “-” on […]

Audi A8 D3 Wiper Service Position
March 14, 2020 / 247 views / A8 D3

Replace Windshield Wipers on A8 D3 2006

It’s going to rain the whole weekend, my original 2006 A8L wipers are deteriorated and don’t perform well any more. It’s time to replace them. Found with all different types of reviews, especially made for Mercedes, but on the fine print it does say for Audi A8 and S8 D3, the length is the same […]

CD Auxiliary Input
February 29, 2020 / 750 views / AMI | MMI 2G

CD Auxiliary Optical Box For MMI 2G

For Audi cars MMI 2G that don’t have AMI or TV tuner to have audio input, there’s inexpensive device CD Auxiliary optical box to add a CD auxiliary audio input which can be used to stream Bluetooth Audio with smart phones. Quite inexpensive and work perfectly plug and play. All we need is the Bluetooth […]