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2004 audi a4 cabrio radio problem

hi the radio in my a4 simply stopped working the cd plays fine but i dont get any signal from radio stations i also dont know where the ariel is mounted i would be greatful for any help

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The aerial is in the boot lid. A wire runs down through a thick corrugated tube. Many bends over time fatigue and break the wire. I simply found the break and repaired the wire , coax wire, repositioned the wire fine! Audi do a replacement around £100 that goes all th way to the radio!

NB handle in boot lining has a hidden screw that must be removed to pop off lining.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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My 2004 Audi A4 radio antenna is damaged or

My 2004 Audi A4 Convertible's radio antenna is damaged or broken. How can I access the antenna to repair it? Is there a schematic published or available anywhere online that would show how the audio wiring is run throughout the vehicle?

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You can fix it yourself. The stealership wants 1500 for diagnostics and replacement. The harness is about $200 at VW. The cabs have a design defect that Audi will not acknowledge nor repair. Here is how you fix it yourself. You need to open the trunk and look at the rubber wire protector on the left side between the trunk and the lid. See picture posted. You don't have to remove any liners. Pull the rubber out of the top and very gently pull it down as far as you can exposing the antenna wires. Remove the black soft wrap

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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convertible top will not close /open

audi a4- on parked but the car is still on while i was closing the top i turned the car off and the top just stopped and now it doesn't close. basically i manually opened the convertible because it was easier than close it. so now i have the convertible open but does not close completely. does not open or close.

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I have had this problem with my 2005 S4 Cab - sometimes the top will not latch. I have found that this was because the fabric near the rear passenger window was not folding into place over the steel structure. I just back up the top and made sure the fabric unfolded and all was well.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT SHOWN UP ON AUDI A4 1.8 T SPORT

OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT SHOWN UP AFTER ABOUT 5 MILE

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Is a pressure converting element on the block. Can be leak or shot. Or wire harnes problem worst case. If leak you see dripping oil mostly. Had that 2 times on a car.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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03 A4 1.8T DTC P1297

I have a P1297 (17705) code that I can't get figured out. It went to the dealer and $150 later they say it needs a MAF. I put the MAF on, new fuel pump, plugs, coilpacks, dipstick and tube, fixed all vacuum leaks i found. Still has a P1297! Also I get all the misfire codes after the P1297 pops up. It runs like **** at idle, but seems fine driving it.

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this is a faulty crankcase vent code. need to replace the crankcase ventilation valve...... darn stealerships lol they probably didnt want to give you the corect info so you woulndt fix it.... good luck............ justuscc

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Audi A4 need to replace rear brake light on audi a4

need to replace rear brake light on 2003 audi a4

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Inside the boot is a plastic cap embeded in the boot liner. Remove the cap to reveal a screw. Undo the screw and the whole rear light cluster will come away in a sideways and not rearward direction to reveal all of the bulbs. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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Rear window glass has loosened from the roof

The glass which is the rear window on my 2003 audi a4 convertible has loosened from the cloth roof in the lower right and left corners. It has been glued a couple of times, but every time it loosenes again quickly. Water seeps in when it is raining. I have even been in touch with 3M to see if they have a glue strong enough to stand the strain from the roof going up and down. Tried one of their glues without luck. It only lasted a few days. Audi claims that a replacement roof will run me 5,000 USD... How can I fix this?

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well I went to Lowes and shopped for a construction adhesive. I picked PL brand Polyurethane Premium Construction Adhesive because it is (so they say) 3 times stronger than ordinary adhesives.
It is also water and weather proof
Bonds to wood, metal, stone, concrete, masonry, bricks, vinyl, plastics
It came in a tube (you know.. chaulking gun style)

How could it NOT hold glass to fabric??? Thats what I said to myself.. well when we have nothing to lose, we'll try anything.

I put a good bead about 3/8 of an inch in between the glass and fabric, waited 7 days and then razored the excess off the glass. Applied black permanent marker and I'm done. So, it's been about 2 weeks and it's holding well so far.
I'm a betting man, but I won't bet this is going to hold... would you?

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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Code P0300, P0301, P0302, P0302, P0304 and P0171

I have the same problem. Run diganoist at Autozone and got these codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0302, P0304 and P0171. Any suggestions as what to do next?

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P0171 Fuel Trim - System Lean (Bank 1) B ... 16684 P0300 Random Misfire Detected - Any Cylinder B 16685 P0301 ... 16686 P0302 Cylinder #2 - Misfire Detected A or B 16555 P0302 Random Misfire Detected - Any Cylinder B 16685 P0304 Cylinder #4 - Misfire Detected A or B

Your in the area now of quailified repair center. It may be injectors, CPU, condenser, spark plugs. I would say, fix it then get rid of it. this will not be a cheap repair. Sorry. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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A4 Sputtering/skipping when accelerating from stop

My 2004 A4 1.8 turbo (95k miles) just started sputtering/skipping during low acceleration. If i mash the accelerator it doesn't happen, nor do i have any issues at other speeds. Ideas?

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sounds like a spark plug or wherte the plug goes into

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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Audi A4 Cabriolet roof stopping half way open

Sorry to have to say that my roof problems started April 2008, and it has been back to the Audi dealer 6 times last year, once in March 2009 and have just come back from taking the car back AGAIN today for the same fault.

Numerous things have been previously listed as done, including "loose linkages" which were 'locktighted' and the switch in the cockpit has been replaced but 2 new boot switches haven't been mentioned yet - perhaps that will be todays' answer!

I've been told that there is nothing wrong with the roof and that mine is the only car known to them to have this problem, the implication has been that I do not know how to operate a switch. The roof had worked superbly for the previous 2 years, then this started.

Having a car with a repeatedly unreliable roof system is not what I expected when I bought an otherwise excellent car and is of no use to me. How can I sell it when the first thing any potential dealer/buyer will want to see is the roof working?

Does anyone know why this problem keeps happening and just how can I fix it once and for all?


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refer to the owners manual, for instructions to put down roof by hand, they are not easy to follow, however, the manual key they refer to is in the fuse panel, the 1st lock to undo is in the middle section of the back seat, next the lock for the front section push down roof and lock in place. the warning light at this point will still be flashing, and the display saying roof unsecure. the bit everyone seems to forget is to go back to the middle back seat lock and relock, once that is done, display clears, and both roof and boot should work. i have no idea why this fault occured just hoping its doesn't too often. suggest also you always have engine on when operating roof. hope you find this usefull.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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