Disable washer fluid light on an Audi B8

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I have a B8 Allroad with a washer fluid warning light on. The sensor is good and I replaced it with no result, I jumped the wires in the connector with no result, in case the connector was faulty I cut the wires and tied them together with no result. It’s driving me mad and I’m not taking my dash apart to start digging into the control module for this stupid thing. Is there a vag com option to just disable this thing?
 
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Would be helpful if you posted a full and unedited autoscan of the car...
 
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OP your request is not acceptable nor a qualified repair!
It would not because did you know OP's request is illegal in CFR USC 49?
 
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You could test wiring or overlay harness plus qualify the function with a decade box.
Delete of a safety device is not usually permissible in cluster or bcm either for a US region.
 
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OP your request is not acceptable nor a qualified repair!
It would not because did you know OP's request is illegal in CFR USC 49?
None of this is applicable to the OP's specific request.

First, he is an individual, not a manufacturer, distributor, dealer, or motor vehicle repair business, and:
the "make inoperative" provision does not prohibit consumers from modifying their own vehicles, even if such modifications adversely affect the compliance of the vehicle with the FMVSS.
Second, he is not considering making his wipers or washers inoperative, just the washer fluid level warning, which does not appear to be a requirement of
49 CFR § 571.104 - Standard No. 104.

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Indeed but you skipped past this though, huh?
49 CFR § 571.101 - Standard No. 101; Controls and displays.
The OP request is to modify a safety device, we are not permitted to engage or aid in conspiring to do this are we?
Your link brings up an essentially empty page. If you're going to claim it's illegal, please provide a working link and quote the exact portion that you think is relevant.

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Your link brings up an essentially empty page. If you're going to claim it's illegal, please provide a working link and quote the exact portion that you think is relevant.

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It was working last night huh, but no problem?

Sorry about text size..... :(

Did you search the aforementioned CFR control device and telltale, this one again below?

49 CFR § 571.101 - Standard No. 101; Controls and displays.

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See the gifs at bottom of page to correlate.

Is not a wiper washer considered a "control" and communication "telltale" based on regulation/chart or am I mistaken?

Relevant>>>

 
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Is not a wiper washer considered a "control" and communication "telltale" based on regulation/chart or am I mistaken?
I see nothing in there that indicates a washer fluid level indicator is required.

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The only thing that refers to the washers there is a CONTROL, not a tell-tale for the washer fluid level.

Again, the OP is not asking to make his washers non-functional.

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The only thing that refers to the washers there is a CONTROL, not a tell-tale for the washer fluid level.

Again, the OP is not asking to make his washers non-functional.

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Is not a "control device" with a "combination use" of telltale, not permitted to be disabled and tampering with illumination considered a violation of the regulation & why an MIL "control or telltale" device in combination are required to function as originally certified?

My point is, if the functions of such an MIL are considered linked in "combination" would not the OP's request be illegal and open the forum or anyone advising to aid and abet by conspiring a possible civil maybe criminal liability?
 
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:rolleyes:

Stop grasping at straws. It's not a MIL. It's a low washer fluid warning. Washers are required. Low washer fluid indicators are not. You're done in this thread.

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@4lane,

Based on the scan here you have a coding bit in address 17-Instrumets that includes Washer Fluid Warning active in our Long Coding Helper. I'd try turning that off to see if it helps.
 
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