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The electronic throttle acuator is part of the throttle body. Just follow the air inlet tube from the air filter box to the throttle body where the throttle pedal cable attaches.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

its mean that your car reguler service is down

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Dec 28, 2010

It's most likely the turbocharger. We used to have an Audi with a turbo and it had a bit of a whine when accellerating. A slight siren type of noise is normal for it, but, if it's real loud then it should be checked.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

Lift your hood you should have 2 dipsticks under the hood. The closest one to your fire wall should be your transmission dipstick. The fluid should be red in color. You want to have the engine at operating temp and also running while you check it You will want to have your transmission in park or if a manual in neutral.Then when you pull the stick you will see writing on one or both sides of stick you will want to follow the instruction's that are on the stick for measurement.That way you are sure not to overfill it Overfilling may cause damage to your transmission. Always put on your emergency brake while checking your fluid.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

Most likely your brake light switch is stuck on you will probably need to get it replaced.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

dealer only encrypted software

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


- Door trim.
- Unclip decorative panel -2-.
- Remove decorative panel -2- toward front.
- Remove bolts -3- (3x) from door trim -1-.
For vehicles with electric window regulators
- Window regulator switch, removing and installing Page 70-25 .
For vehicles with manual window crank
- Manual window crank, removing and installing Page 70-26 .
For all vehicles
- Unclip door trim -1-. Replace damaged clips Fig. 3
- Raise door trim -1- upward approx. 20 cm. out from door shell.
- Disengage Bowden cable for interior door mechanism Fig. 1 .
- Disconnect electrical harness connectors Fig. 2

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

ITS GOT A CHAIN DRIVE......needs changing at 150k with tensioner.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

Hard to say what it is without a visual inspection. Take it to the nearest repair shop as soon as possible.
I don't think its a suspension issue cause especially in an A3 you would see it in the curb height and feel it in the ride.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Nov 03, 2010

dealer only and expect a bill of anything up to 2500 euros ,dealer only encrypted software job sorry to have to be the one to inform you ,alternative is to connect a heater glow plug relay connected to the light so it goes out for the annual inspection

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Nov 01, 2010

ask with audi company

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

well i had thesame problem with my 1995 m A6. its the potentionmeter switch which sits on top of the engine and connects to the throttle assembly. if its not working then the gearbox wont change gears until very very late, easy to come off ..only 2 screws.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 28, 2010

if a europeon build vehicle then its dealer only as europeon vehicles use encrypted software from this year onwards

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 17, 2010

The flasher is located on the dash above the radio, it is te same unit as the hazard switch.
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2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 16, 2010

The most likely problem you have is a partially stuck open cooling system thermostat. The coolant is constantly flowing through the radiator, so its not warming up as required. This in turn will increase your fuel consumption considerably. The alternator needs to be removed to gain access to the front of the engine block where the thermostat is located. Its a fiddly job, but straight forward for a competent mechanic. Another common fault also related with the cooling system is a faulty coolant temperature sender. Again a straight forward part to replace if needed.
Hope this helps you.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

coolant temp sensor or airline.

I had the same problem, replaced the coolant temp sensor for £15 and reset the warning light. 2004 1.6 SE. I'll never go back to Audi for a service. They might as well wear balaclavas.

I still have some problems with the idling but I can live with it (or until I know the real reason) - After £100 diagnostic and me suggesting to them what it might be they said they could do nothing. Surely by the number of comments about the same problem it must be a known fault!

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

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