00003 - Control Module: Defective

Possible Causes

  • Control module faulty

  • Control module software issue


Possible Solutions

  • Check control module

  • Check for control module software update

  • Replace control module


Special Notes

  • When found in radio or radio navigation system, check Measuring Value Block (MVB) 025.1 for Details.

  • The Measuring Value Block 025.1 (MVB) may not be supported by all radios or radio navigation systems.

  • When found in Audi A8/S8 (4E): Audi A8 (4E) Brake electronics, this fault Code may have been stored after performing an output test in the brake electronics control module without following the proper Instructions. To clear this fault code, please perform/repeat the following steps three times:

  • Switch the ignition off for five seconds, then switch it on again. Clear fault codes in brake electronics control module, then exit out of the control module.

00003 - Control Module: No or Incorrect Basic Setting / Adaptation

Possible Causes

  • Basic setting(s) not performed

Possible Solutions

  • Perform basic setting(s)

Special Notes

  • When found in control head / Multi Media Interface (MMI), check adaptation channel 012

  • When found in brake electronics (MK60EC1): Replacing the brake electronics control module (J104) but keeping the (old) hydraulics unit will result in the intake and disconnecting valves not being synchronized. A basic setting for the intake / disconnecting valves will resolve the problem.

  • When found in the Audi A4 (8H) Automatic roof perform the adaptation, refer to the special notes.

  • When found in Audi A3/S3 (8P): Instrument cluster: Check/perform instrument cluster service interval settings (adaptation channels 42, 43, 44, 45 and 49)

  • When found in any other Audi instrument cluster run and save an adaptation function control module map. Following this, try resetting all applicable service resets using the [SRI Reset] function. If the issue is not resolved run/save another adaptation function control module map so the stored values can be compared.

  • Many Rest of World market Audi models support 3 total service related reset procedures; a basic oil change, time based and distance based service. A service reset may require to be completed before 00003 - Control Module: No or incorrect basic setting / adaptation will clear.

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