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Audi A3 8V Dashboard Light Symbols

Dashboard warnings on your Audi A3 8V depend on the Audi Problem. It could be an indicator light for ABS, airbag, engine light or something else. There are many reasons why the dashboard shows warning lights and below is a list of the lights on the dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show Audi trouble codes & reset the warning light for good! This information can also be found in the Audi A3 8V owners PDF manual.
If you need to reset a dashboard light or diagnose a fault on your Audi A3 8V we would advise you to go for the iCarsoft i908 Multi System Scanner. It is extremely popular choice amongst Audi owners worldwide because it covers such a wide range of modules within the vehicle and has received excellent feedback from buyers.

If you need a new sensors to fix your Audi A3 8V such as ABS sensor, MAF, camshaft & crankshaft, visit www.bavariandominator.co.uk.

Audi A3 8V engine warning light - the engine symbol lamp on your Audi A3 8V will look like this, and will illuminate if there is a fault or problem within this module. Generally the fault will be cause by a faulty MAF, injector coil, camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor, but the only way to be sure is to diagnose the Audi A3 engine module and we recommend using a tool such as the iCarsoft i908 for this job. It will diagnose & erase any trouble codes in the engine module which will allow the warning dash light to be removed, providing the fault or sensor has been fixed/replaced. If you are a UK driver and you present your Audi A3 8V for an MOT with the engine light on, it will fail - so you should try to turn it off before the MOT.

Audi A3 8V EPC warning light - if the EPC symbol lamp illuminates on your Audi A3 you you should follow the steps as shown above in the engine warning light section of this page. You can diagnose this warning light with the iCarsoft i908 Multi System Scanner

Audi A3 8Vairbag srs warning light - this is the airbag symbol lamp on the Audi A3 8V which will illuminate if there is a fault within this system. You can diagnose the airbag fault codes & problem with the iCarsoft i908 kit which will allow you to read/diagnose the fault, and once the fault is fixed you can remove the warning light from the dashboard. If your in the UK and you present your Audi A3 for an MOT with an airbag light on, it will fail so you need to fix the fault before you do the MOT.

Audi A3 8V ABS warning light - this ABS symbol lamp will illuminate on your Audi A3 8V if there is a problem within this module. The chances are you will need to replace an ABS sensor which is quite an easy DIY job, however it is not always the case and could be something more serious within the module. To diagnose the ABS system you will need to use the iCarsoft i908 kit which will read & erase the ABS fault codes, and then allow you to remove the ABS dashboard warning lamp.

Audi A3 8V traction warning light - the traction symbol lamp will illuminate on your A3 8V if there is a fault within this system and will generally illuminate with the triangle & exclamation warning symbol aswell. If the vehicle is driving over surfaces such as ice or snow it is common for this symbol to flash, which basically means that the system is working correctly to ensure best traction on the road is available. You can diagnose this fault yourself by using the iCarsoft i908 kit.

Audi A3 8V windscreen wash warning light - this windscreen wash symbol lamp illuminated on your A3 8V dashboard simply indicates that you need to top up your washer fluid with water & screenwash.

Audi A3 8V power steering warning light - the power steering symbol lamp will illuminate on your Audi A3 8V if there is a problem within this system. You can check your power steering fluid and top up levels should you need to. If your fluid levels are fine then the problem may be a little more serious and you should take the vehicle to the Audi workshop to be repaired. You can diagnose this fault yourself by using the iCarsoft i908 kit.

Audi A3 8V oil SENSOR warning light - when the oil SENSOR symbol lamp illuminates on your Audi A3 8V it means that the sensor is not giving a correct reading to the ECU and needs to be replaced. It is important that this sensor is working correctly, otherwise your engine will damage if you are unaware that there is insufficient oil within the system. You can get replacement oil level sensors from www.bavariandominator.co.uk

Audi A3 8V oil MIN warning light - the oil MIN symbol lamp on your Audi A3 8V indicates that the oil level within your engine needs to be be topped up or replaced. Checking your oil level in the Audi A3 is easy by using the dipstick. To make sure you are using the correct oil type take a look at our guide for the correct Audi A3 8V oil type.

Audi A3 8V 'P' parking warning light - the 'P' symbol lamp will illuminate when the handbrake in the vehicle is in the on position and will turn off when the handbrake is in the off position.

Audi A3 8V glow plugs pre heating warning light - the glow plug pre heating symbol lamp will initially light up when you turn on the ignition in your A3 8V, it will stay illuminated when other lights have gone out for a period of time. Only when this lamp turns off is it safe to start your engine. The warning symbol illuminated means that the engine is pre heating so that the engine is not started cold which can potentially cause damage to your engine. This warning symbol will only illuminate on diesel engines. You can diagnose this fault yourself by using the iCarsoft i908 kit.

Audi A3 8V immobiliser warning light - this symbol lamp if illuminated indicates a fault within the immobiliser system and you will need to take it to the Audi workshop to be repaired.

Audi A3 8V brakepad warning light - if this symbol lamp illuminates on your A3 8V it simply indicates that the brakepads have worn out and need to be changed, you should get them changed as soon as possible.

Audi A3 8V battery warning light - when the battery warning light is illuminated in red it indicates that there is a fault with the alternator and it should be replaced. If the warning light is not red then it means there is a problem with your battery. You can test your battery by using a multimeter and testing for a minimum reading of 12.6v.
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This is the Audi A3 8V dashboard where the warning lamps & symbols will appear. The information on the warning lights can be found in the owners manual PDF if you are able to find it. But the information is also supplied within this page.

If you need to find or clear a trouble code or dashboard warning light you will need to plug a diagnostic tool into the vehicle diagnostic port. Our partner store UK Pro diagnostics have produced guides for every diagnostic port so you should find the Audi diagnostic port location with ease.
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