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    Angry Urgent!!APR Tuned Stage II Audi S8 gone mad!! Christmas Tree on dash!! My conundrum

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    Hey Audi S8 and Tune gurus!
    I need your help so desperately!

    I have a tuned APR Stage II with high flow cats and also has CETE suspension module to those who know it and has been working fine for last 6 months,
    And last week out of the blue, it literally has gone mad!
    First Suspension light went off and asked me to drive below 35mph and also No cruise control and No Audi Pretectove Braking and car was harsh to drive like crazy and sagging a little in the back!!

    Took it back to GMP locally my Tuner who did their best, to no avail!
    They first disconnected the module and then hooked it back up and worked fine for 1 night then back again, and took it back to them and kept it 3 days and in vain ever time they clear all the faulty codes, then wind up coming back with vengeance and now adding Steering light and a few other lights!! And car wonít even RECOGNIZE its 2 keyfobs anymore and we have changed the batteries twice to no avail!!!

    PLEASE HELP?!

    Car is 6 months out of warranty anyway so itís not APR thatís voiding it!
    Also, I just dropped it off today at Audi dealership and keeping my fingers crossed and donít know what to expect :(

    I am so freaking nervous,
    Never had such issues in my whole life!
    And having no warranty and not knowing what to expect from beat case scabario to worst case scanerio is wearing me out?!

    Is it because of APR Stage II?! Will they need to reinstall Audi original software and how if car is Stage II will that work and then car wonít be drivable?! High flow cats?! Itís not even allowed in NC!! Will they force me to put original exhaust back?!
    CETE module?! Related ?!
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    My experience once itís been tuned Audi wonít help and the liability is 100% on the owner. I had cats that went bad on an S5 and were in the federal emissions window and because a tune was on record (wasnít tuned when I had it) and Audi wouldnít warranty it because of the record of a tune was in the computer memory.....


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    So even if they know how to fix they wonít?!
    It seems to be software issue!
    Will APR help?!
    Local Tuner didnít know how to help!!

    Recommendations?!
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    They would fix it, but you will have to pay for it.


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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Hopefully aPR would take care of it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmithdmi View Post
    They would fix it, but you will have to pay for it.


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    Which is a big sigh of relief for me! Thanks
    But what will they do when they have Hardware thatís not compatible with their Orginal software?!
    Car has APR Stage II which means high flow cats and I also deleted resonators!!

    Bummed :(
    I always heard Ďme saying
    ďIn order to play you have to payĒ
    But when the time came I am freaking out and feel bummed
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    I will let everyone here know if they step up their game,
    I will get in touch with APR in the morning and will let you know guys!
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    Senior Member Four Rings ntsantos's Avatar
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    Did you try switching to the "stock" file to see if that helped?

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    Iím assuming thatís what Audi dealership will do, my issue is after that I will have to reflash it again into APR which seems to be the problem ?!!!
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    Senior Member Four Rings ntsantos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by soooma View Post
    Iím assuming thatís what Audi dealership will do, my issue is after that I will have to reflash it again into APR which seems to be the problem ?!!!
    Your APR tune should have 4 files loaded: stock, 91, 93 and 100oct, all switchable via the cruise stalk. I would have tried switching to the stock file to see if that helped.

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    I never asked GMP
    But I have no doubt they tried all these because they had it for 3 days and charged me 240$ just diagnostics!!
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    Veteran Member Four Rings q5 dave's Avatar
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    Bummer. Is there another indy shop you can try? Search the regional/local threads if unsure. If you bring it to a dealer, I'd bet they'd ask you to return it to stock first thing.
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    To my total surprise Audi just called me and said it might be some part called Comfort Cable and it needs to be replaced and I'm keeping my fingers crossed because it's only 280$ total!! Vs all other possibilities!!

    Will keep you posted guys

    Tha KS
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    Senior Member Four Rings ntsantos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by soooma View Post
    To my total surprise Audi just called me and said it might be some part called Comfort Cable and it needs to be replaced and I'm keeping my fingers crossed because it's only 280$ total!! Vs all other possibilities!!

    Will keep you posted guys

    Tha KS
    That's a new one, but it really could be that simple. Best of luck to ya.



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