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Why is the Audi A3 cluster flashing when cold?

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Cluster could be bad the pixels or the solder you can replace it if its that bad.

Posted on Jul 29, 2014

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SOURCE: starts when cold but doesnt start when hot

put in a new cool start sensor

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: audi A3 showing yellow indicator lamps

Take it to auto zone and have the code's reader hooked up on it and that can tell you the problem

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: how to adust audi a3 door, it has dropped about

if hinges are in good order, then ,with the door ajar "adjust" by grabbing hold of the bottom of the door edge and lifting upwards a little at a time to get correct fit,a common problem with heavy doors nowadays....

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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Does it keep running till the batt is flat? It could be the aircon condenser fan running - on the left as you stand in front of the car. This is a common prob with A3s of this age.
I have a '05 3.2L Quattro V6 and suffered the same prob. The batt is in the boot of the V6 and is sealed like Fort Knox so impossible to disconnect. After about 3 days with this the fan running constantly and having to put a charger on it every night I let the batt run completely flat to try and reset the complete system - no DIS lights - no starter motor clicks - DEAD. Then I jump started it and the prob disappeared completely. Everything is working perfectly ncluding the aircon. That was 4 days ago and 'touch wood' I've had no probs since. I know this won't work for everyone but it's worth a try before forking out £300+ for a new condenser fan unit. Good luck!

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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SOURCE: audi a3 tdi 2000 having issues starting when cold.

Check up each glow plug and replace if necessary. I recommend you to change all glow plugs of the engine.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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