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You are in the Audi A6
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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#1251 of 1407 Re: Update on non-blinking turn signal [jkaudia6] by allmet33 Mar
Mar 23, 2010 (5:56 am)
Thanks for the tip on Akebono pads, I'll check them out.
I'm driving a July 2004/05 model A6 quattro 3.2 L.V6 with tiptronic.
1st. Have you listened to those CD's, that now don't play, before??
If they previously worked then read on.
As for CD/Radio, I don't remember which year or model your Audi is but IF<IF<IF it's an A6 June/2004 or newer then that problem is most likely your MultiMediaInterface (MMI) Unit which controls Radio, Tel.CD Navi (everything) for the interior. If you have had or changed your interior/cabin Air filters on a A6 they are located behind the Glove box under the dash. The CD player in particular, transfers data Via Optical Cable. You would have to remove the CD player from the Glove box check that connection along with the Power Cable also on the back. If you have middle consoled control knobs around your gear shift stick then that would another place to look. But as I've mentioned before, electrical/audio problems are a different animal. In the interest of saving time & Money, personnel my first choice would be Erwin.com Audi USA, Flat rate service on the internet.Pay the hourly fee search out the documents for your model and try to fix it yourself. If that's not your thing, self-repair, then the dealer. But pick one that's not a smog blower, if you know what I mean. Just as a general tip: If your a do-it your self kind of guy, which it sound as tho U Are, then you may want to consider a Diagnostic scanner for your model car. This particular model does not allow changing parameters but reads all error codes and keeps the dealer honest because you do your own read out before going there. The Web address is: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Autel-Maxscan-GS500-OBD2-CAN-BUS-Scanner-Code-Reader_W0QQi- temZ110397781796QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment?hash=item19b438- 7724
This one is located in England but they are also available in the U.S.
I'm not affiliated with them in anyway. Just info I'm passing along.
Your other option would be Edmund's.com (See Tips & Service) in the menu bar of this page.
Hope this helps.
#1252 of 1407 Re: Update on non-blinking turn signal [jkaudia6] by allmet33 Mar [jkaudia6]
Mar 23, 2010 (8:45 am)
No problem & good luck. I think you're A6 is slightly newer than mine as I have the A6 Quattro 3.0L V-6 w/ Tiptronic.
As far as the CD's go...I'm not totally worried about it. The radio works and currently I have a wireless FM modulator hooked up so I can play my MP3 player. It would probably end up costing more to fix the OEM radio than it would to replace it with a good aftermarket unit anyways. I have one that I was planning on putting in there to begin with, now it just seems I'll be doing it earlier than anticiapted. In terms of losing the CD's...they were all burned CD's anyway...so no originals are lost.
Not sure what info you have, but the CD player is not located in the glove box. The unit I have has the 6-disc in-dash changer. It's funny because all this time it worked fine. However, the day after my wife hit the pothole...now it won't. The changer is full (6 discs), but when you press the CD button, after a few seconds...the screen says "No CD". If you press the load button, it says slots are full, but if you try to eject...nothing happens. Like I said before, it's not a big loss...I just get to get in there and upgrade the sound system like I had planned to begin with.
Thanks for the info though...you are certainly a cornicopia of information my friend!!!
#1253 of 1407 Update on non-blinking turn signal [jkaudia6] by allmet33 Mar [jkaudia6]
Mar 26, 2010 (5:29 am)
Well, thanks for the compliment, a pleasant surprise & enjoy conversing with you as well.
Your certainly on the wright track with MP3 interface, larger capacity, same audio quality and much easier to expand the MP3 Library interfacing with a PC/Mac.
Just one last point and I think this issue is covered. As an after thought; If all the lights are working on that CD changer in the Dash, power is there, the problem, as your most recent note explains, sounds like a mis-aligned laser, caused by the pot hole. For future references, I had this problem on a home Stereo unit from that Japanese, Company, (AHHHHH, Walkman). The CD player had power but could not orientate across the CD when "INDEXING" the individual tracks.
I would be surprised if Audi did not have and exchange program, I know BMW has one. Your old unit plus a fee arrangement, (Rebuilt). Last but not least, there should be a release mechanism on that CD Changer similar to CD's in a PC. A small hole where you can, Gently push a paper clip in to, the CD drawer will then pop out, allowing you to pull it the remain distance to remove one or more CD's.
Either the dealer or you can do this when the unit is removed. That is, the hole may or may not be visible from the passenger perspective. I could be on the back or bottom panel of the CD housing.
Thanks again for the "PAD" info. I'll be getting to that shortly.
Have a good one.
#1254 of 1407 Re: Update on non-blinking turn signal [jkaudia6] by allmet33 Mar [jkaudia6] [jkaudia6]
Mar 26, 2010 (6:31 am)
I'm pretty sure that the hard jolt from the pot hole was probably enough to cause the CD laser to mis-align and not function properly. As stated before...all the other functions on the unit work properly. As far as retreiving the CD's from the unit, I'll probably have to disassemble it a good bit to get them. The unit doesn't have a CD drawer that comes out, it's a slot load unit unfortunately.
It's really not a big deal because the whole plan was to replace the unit with an aftermarket unit anyway so I can upgrade the entire sound system to what I want and have the sonic control of the music I desire and currently lack with the OEM unit.
No problem on the pads either, I also found out that Akebono pads are sold through The Tire Rack
Mar 29, 2010 (5:49 pm)
we have an audi a6 2008 awd, fully loaded... our check engine light has come on 3 times and we only have 7500 miles on the car... interesting it seems to come on when its due for scheduled maintenance... but our local dealership never can tell us why the light was on.... it's becoming very annoying.. anyone else with this issue?
#1256 of 1407 check engine light by chicagotiger
Mar 30, 2010 (4:12 am)
Your not fare from my home town of Milwaukee, WI.
OK, I'm going to keep this short as I usually get long winded.
There are over 500 pages of Fault codes for Audi and it's being updated continually.
If you have a Service ticket from you dealer, find the "Fault Codes" on the service ticket. Then go to this web page ( http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Fault_Codes) and find the fault code, click on it and see what it says. If you don't have a service ticket for this particular problem or a fault code, Ask yourself why not..
An Audi with just 7500 miles has not even reached the first service interval.
This of course depends on which service interval program you've purchased.
See your Service Booklet for the different service & mileage intervals.
If your getting service notifications from the on-board MMI unit in the dash have the dealer reset the ECU/Service interval notification to reflect the proper service interval based on your current mileage. Check the service booklet that should be with your car, to see when the last prior service was completed by an Audi Dealership, not an independent, as they may have not of had the correct Diagnostic unit to reset the ECU/Service interval correctly, if at all.
As for the "Check Engine light" find that Fault CODE.
I'm sorry, but with 500 pages of fault codes, even and educated guess would most likely be wrong.
Now, if you like knowing what's up with your Vehicle, then get a "code Scanner" for your particular Vehicle. Here is one web address:
http://www.auteltech.com/ The other being the one I gave you up top.
These toys are to keep you informed and the dealers honest.
#1257 of 1407 2006 A6 Transmission
Mar 31, 2010 (4:38 pm)
I have a 2006 A6 and my transmission is beginning to slip. I inquired with a service tech about transmissions and she said they run fairly consistently around 80k miles. Has anyone had issues with their transmission? Wondering if it's time to trade-in and buy a new car. Thanks!
#1258 of 1407 Re: 2006 A6 Transmission [jwrednw]
Apr 01, 2010 (8:47 am)
What transmission did you say you had, I missed that part?????
#1259 of 1407 Re: 2006 A6 Transmission [jkaudia6]
Apr 01, 2010 (11:00 am)
Have a 3.2 quattro tiptronic.
#1260 of 1407 Re: 2006 A6 Transmission [jwrednw]
Apr 02, 2010 (11:44 am)
Wait a minute...the service tech told you the transmission is fairly consistent for a mere 80k miles??? I would be appalled to hear that personally. I've had a Hyundai Sonata I put 105k miles on with no tranny problems and a current Azera with just over 81k miles...again, no tranny issues. For Audi to be to technologically superior to a company like Hyundai...I would be scared to hear "fairly consistent for 80k miles" from an Audi service Tech.
On the flip side, I've also got an '04 Audi A6 Quattro (with tiptronic) and it's just now reaching the 80k mile mark. So far, no issues with it either. I am leery of the fact that everyone Audi is saying you don't service the tiptronic transmissions. So of course there's a bit of apprehension.
How many miles do you currently have on your '06?