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If you can supply me with all the codes your vehicle is showing, I can assist you. As far as the P1111 DTC goes I have listed the info below with some possible solutions.

P1111- Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Valve Circuit Bank 1

Intake valve timing control solenoid valve is activated by ON/OFF pulse duty (ratio) signals from the ECM. The intake valve timing control solenoid valve changes the oil amount and direction of flow through intake valve timing control unit or stops oil flow. The longer pulse width advances valve angle. The shorter pulse width retards valve angle. When ON and OFF pulse widths become equal, the solenoid valve stops oil pressure flow to fix the intake valve angle at the control position. The code is triggered when an improper voltage is sent to the ECM through intake valve timing control solenoid valve. Since the Intake valve timing control solenoid valve uses oil flow to control timing, dirty oil can cause the valve to stuck open or close. Before replacing the valve, change engine oil and filter and reset engine code.

Possible Causes:
- Intake valve timing control solenoid valve bank 1 circuit is open or shorted.
- Intake valve timing control solenoid valve bank 1 circuit connectors
- Intake valve timing control solenoid valve bank 1
- Dirty Oil

Possible Solutions:
- Change Oil
- Replace Intake valve timing control solenoid valve

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

How to repair wipers mechanism & change a wiper motor on 2003 Audi A4

First time you must diagnose why windscreen wipers going slow and/or stopping.
In order to find out the cause of wipers stopping you can try follows:

1. Carefully extract the wiper arms from their axles (two pieces). In some cases you need to use an extracting tool. Heed of the windscreen !!!
2. Disassemble the plastic covers from the bottom of the windscreen.
3. With the bonnet up you can start the engine, (transmission in "N" or "P" position and parking brake on). Now you must switch on the control lever of the wipers, and go to the engine compartment. If the wiper motor runs let the wiper motor running for a few minutes and switch off. Go to the step 4. If the wiper motor do not runs you must check first the electrical feeding of the motor. It is necessary to unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and disconnect the electrical coupling (difficult assurance). If the electrical feeding is OK you must replace the motor - steps 5, 6, 7. If not you must check electrical connections, the control switch of wipers and electric cables.
4. Now you must check the two bearings of wiper mechanism with your hand. In the most cases the left bearing is out of order (is very hot). This is the most encounter fault of the wipers running at Audi.
5. For have enough space to manipulation the wiper motor together with their mechanism you must extract the plastic cover of the engine computer box, and extract also the box screws. Then you can move slowly the engine computer box, just for a few milimeters.
6. You must disconnect the electrical coupling of the motor (difficult assurance), unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and extract together with the motor. You must move them slowly between windscreen and engine computer box until the wiper motor go out together with the mechanism. This is the most difficult operation!
7. Now you can repair the bearings, replace entire wiper mechanism or replace the wiper motor. It is not very simply, but it works.
Heed of the windscreen !!!
Refit all in reverse order.

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2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

Probably has a spring that opens the door. My is the same but no spring I just have to push on the opposite side of the door and it opens. Doesn't affect the lock but I would try removing the spring that will stop it from opening. Hope this helps?

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011

need to have the clasp adjusted lower to grab the latch

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

First determine if the engine timing belt is still good.

Pop off the clips holding the black plastic cover over the timing belt...and pull away so you can see the belt.( The end away from the transmission.)

Have someone watch the belt as you crank the motor.

Belt should smoothly run while cranking.

If not....you have a broken set of teeth on the belt.

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

The cam followers are self adjusting,so an engine flushing agent and new oil (10/40 semi synthetic), should sort out the "tapping" noise,When the engine is hot run at 3500 revs for 30 secs to reset gaps

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011

you either take an meter to the wires to check for continuaty through the wires, [ VW has had corrosion issues with connectors, check those close.] and to ground. good luck.

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

is the window snow or ice covered? if so, you'll need to scrape the snow or ice off of it. the wiper blade may only have frozen to the glass. after windows clear,try picking up wiper away from the glass and then turn it on. use your rear defroster to keep this from ocurring again. if none of this works, check for blown fuse under the dash. if this works,please accept my soltion and thank you for choosing fixya.com

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

This is just to warn you that you have been driving for more than 2 hours and you might need a break. The solution is to press the right hand side (WIPER HANDLE) lower button and the flashing light will disengage. Good luck.

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

Audi had alot of issues with coils over the past 10 years. Especially with the 1.8t. If you have never had your coils updated I would look into that. Most cars that have original coils from factory need updated ones installed.

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010

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2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Well its just shows the level of staff employed by the AA ,anyway i have looked up resetting the immobilisor and this year onwards it says to reset immobilisor dealer diagnostic software only .So it looks like a breakdown wagon to teh dealer and sile when you get the bill.Make sure you give them all the keys for the car

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010

if this vehicle is a diesel then change the mass air flow meter ,common fault

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010

in the dip stick hole

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010

i think it died with brown out but i hope iam wrong as its a expensive job for the parts alone

2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010

replace belt,make sure you install correctly.


2003 Audi A4... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010

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