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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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