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 […]
Summer seems to come early this year, we’ve had some heat wave up to 97F in the last few days. My Audi AC system had been fixed four years ago and it’s still cold. It’s COVID19, not many places are open to service your car, it may be a blessing, get yourself an AC manifold, […]
Audi electrical system is very sophisticated especially with A8 D3. This is how I understand the system. The electrical system in general includes Alternator, Battery, Power Management System, ECM (Engine Control Module).
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 […]
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 […]