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Fan not working, thermostat not opening, dirty radiator inside or outside. Faulty sensor.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 03, 2011 | 225 views


2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 26, 2011 | 761 views

VG was the name of a company. VG-Styling...i don't think they are in business any more...

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Aug 07, 2011 | 130 views

I have the same problem few days ago, and still didn't find any solution. Can any one please help?????8

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jul 28, 2011 | 247 views

Try checking which area of the engine it comes from visually. There must be a gasket giving a leak. This gasket must be replaced.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jul 11, 2011 | 43 views

First of all you need to access the Engine Control Module (ECM) using suitable diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car, in order to pull out all DTC's memored. DTC = Diagnostic Trouble Code. Then you will bu full informed about the root cause of the problem, and you will be able to repair & replace bad pieces and reset the ECM. Then the EPC (Electronic Pedal Control) yellow light will turn OFF.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jul 11, 2011 | 309 views

hi,to open you can bend the door a bit on the top and someone else needs to take a wire and get the key or pull the door lever just dont bend the door to much.if this does not work a lock smith will come out and brake window so you can spare the money and do it your self there is no other way sorry.to come back to starter it can be a miss diagnoses and the problem can be your ignition switch.hope this helps.regards

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Aug 01, 2011 | 383 views

Just a simple hint. Just try reset ECU that will fix the problem if its a minor related to electronic.
Still wont start means you need to go to shop to get curbed .

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jun 27, 2011 | 640 views


2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jun 16, 2011 | 71 views

3 fuse boxes
Open drivers door,unclip panel end of dash diagram of fuses in box
The other two are under steering wheel,again unclip plastic panel

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on May 20, 2011 | 1,253 views

probably worn out upper/lower strut-spring Isolators/insulators

I'd just swap out the struts and replace the strut mounts and rubber pads
    Hope this helps, James Booth

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on May 18, 2011 | 222 views


The car may have a problem in the air mass sensor or else in the turbo. The best thing to do is, in first place, to connect a scan tool and check the memory for errors.

The airbag is a independent system. you should also connect a scan tool.

After that, maybe i can help you more.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on May 18, 2011 | 305 views

open drivers door and look on the side of the dash next to steering wheel

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on May 03, 2011 | 220 views


Obviously, the clutch cable has cut into two. The clutch cable needs to be replaced. Have the clutch cable replaced and everything is going to be alright.

Good luck.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Apr 19, 2011 | 333 views

Change your Engine Position Sensor, aka Cam position sensor.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Apr 12, 2011 | 272 views

Your A3 should sound a warning beep if you leave your lights on. For this to happen the light switch would be in the side, or dipped position, the key out of the ignition and the drivers door open. If it does not sound the car may not be getting either the door or key signal. To check the key out signal, key the ignition to the on position, turn on the radio (probably only work if a standard radio is still fitted) then key off and remove key, if the radio goes off, its a good sign thats ok. For the door signal make sure opening the drivers door brings on the interior light on, this shows it recognises when its open. Let me know if anymore advise is needed.
As for the mic wiring, as far as I'm aware there were no standard/optional phone kits for this age A3.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Mar 31, 2011 | 641 views


2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Feb 27, 2011 | 109 views

I would suggest that you scan the computer for fault codes. There are different sensors that control ignition and fuel and any one of these sensors can cause the car to stall and refuse to start. The crankshaft positioning sensor could be the cause if it has failed completely. The check engine light may be burned out , therefore no warning lights.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Feb 19, 2011 | 614 views

Check bearing and joint/knuckle on every wheel and even on the drive shafts, if there is lack/knocking, that could cause abs and esp light, because sensor doesnt give right information and ecu only records sensor fault but doesnt say why the infromation is wrong.
They changed the sensor but didnt solve the cause!!!

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Feb 17, 2011 | 1,191 views

if you want your engine to continue to work, follow the constructors instructions, they built and tested it to extend the life of your car

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jan 29, 2011 | 156 views

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