Audi A6 maintenance
Had this 2005 Audi A6 come in the other day for some quick maintenance. Had a CEL on the dash as well as the 85k mile maintenance reminder due.
The CEL suggested a dirty throttle body which is pretty common in these audi and vw’s. I removed it and got all the old oil and carbon cleaned up.
Then it was on to replacing the rear brake pads. Since the car uses an electronic rear handbrake, you can’t just replace the pads, but rather need VAGCOM to release the rear brake so you can retract the caliper piston.
Releasing the rear calipers
Here you can see the electronic solenoid attached to the rear brake caliper.
Once the EHB is released, then you can compress the piston back into the caliper so the new pads will fit.