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#954 of 2367 Self-Leveling Xenon Controller (?)
Sep 30, 2005 (11:44 am)
Does anyone know what the actual "official" name for the thing that controls the self-leveling xenon headlights? It is a "box" that's about 4"-5" cubed that's right behind the headlights under the hood.... There is a group of wires terminated with a clip that goes to it. Anyone know what this thing is called? I'm looking for a replacement, but I don't know the name of the thing to search for..... Thanks!
(2002.5 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro)
#955 of 2367 Re: Self-Leveling Xenon Controller (?) [bdr127]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:25 pm)
I should clarify that to say "under the hood, behind the headlight assembly" (not just the actual bulb itself).... Thanks in advance!
#956 of 2367 Strange Experience in the Audi A4
Oct 02, 2005 (8:19 am)
I just spent over $4,000 to keep my 1999 1.8 Turbo on the road (with only 63,000 miles, mind you). Last night I started the car, pulled out of a parking lot and felt the entire car start to shake. My husband was driving and said he felt like it wouldn't shift into higher gear. Then the engine light came on. We stopped the car and restarted it, and it seems to be running fine but the engine light is still on. We drove it back home (about 75 miles) and it made it, but I'm afraid to get in that thing again. I literally picked it up from the service dealer one week ago (only $550 bucks that time). Does anyone know if that kind of shaking is a transmission problem or, even worse, the dreaded timing belt? They just checked the timing belt and said it was fine, but I don't think those Audi service people have a clue what they're doing. And I'm SICK OF SPENDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EVERY MONTH!!! After plowing that much money into it, I was hoping to hold on to it another year but that's looking highly unlikely...
#957 of 2367 Re: Noise from driver's side Rear of 2001 A4 2.8Q [jknutson]
Oct 04, 2005 (9:48 am)
i dont know if u have replaced the wheel bearing yet, but you might want to check your brake dust cover before you go dumping a 300 dollar wheel bearing into it, just a suggestion
#958 of 2367 Re: Strange Experience in the Audi A4 [mjs2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 04, 2005 (9:52 am)
Nope, not the timing belt but maybe a failing ignition coil pack? Something's up and if you had any ignition work done, the dealer may owe you.
#959 of 2367 Considering CPO '02 A4 3.0 Quattro...please advise
Oct 04, 2005 (1:36 pm)
I'm new to this forum so I'll need your help....I've noticed from these posts that a lot of the problems/issues are with the 2002 - newer A4 1.8T or the 2001 and older 2.8 Quattros. Am I safer purchasing a 3.0 Quattro? Were there coil issues with the 3.0? What are other things I need to be aware (outside of the timing belt)?
Thanks in advance.
#960 of 2367 Re: Considering CPO '02 A4 3.0 Quattro...please advise [shaymasdaddy]
Oct 05, 2005 (10:48 am)
I had a 2003 3.0 CVT and they did have the coil recalled on them. Mine was replaced during regular maintenance. I had some minor stuff happend to it, but nothing major. The reason I say that I HAD is because I traded it in for the 2005.5 3.2 Quattro and I'm very happy with it so far.
#961 of 2367 A4 Fueling problems
Oct 05, 2005 (5:31 pm)
I have a 2003 A4 1.8T. Since new I have not been able to refuel the car with the OPW model 12VW nozzle. No matter how slow I try to fill the car or what angle I hold the nozzle it just shuts off and fuel spills out.
Most new stations in my area use this nozzle and as older stations replace nozzles they install the OPW 12VW. The places I can get gas are slowly disappearing. I know some other A4's have had this problem. Anyone know of a fix? My dealer is unable and unwilling to help.
#963 of 2367 Re: AUDI A4 2006 PROBLEMS
Oct 11, 2005 (2:27 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Audi A4 2.0 T and I have noticed that the ride has caused me to experience neck pain and stiffness. I think it is the turbo effect.
Please respond if you have experienced the same problem and what I can do about it. Or what you think my problem is.