Audi Read & Clear Fault Codes

Audi Read & Clear Fault Codes

Have troubles with the Check Engine Light on your Audi dashboard? Learn how to read and clear faulty codes by using an OBD-II scanner.

A good Audi All System Scanner will diagnose systems such as Engine, ABS, Airbag, TPMS  Transmission, Traction Control, or any other module. A generic OBD-II scanner can only read codes from the engine control module. On the other hand, a Professional Diagnostic Scanner can read all systems, clear codes, test sensors, and even perform adaptations.

Best Audi Scanner

This guide will examine how you can read and remove Audi fault codes using various OBD-II scanners.

What you will need


The YOUCANIC Full System Scanner can read and clear fault codes through every vehicle’s control module.

How to Read Audi fault codes

  1. Park your Audi on a level surface and set the parking brakes.park
  2. Open the driver’s door and locate the diagnostic port under the dashboard.
  3. Plug your scanner into the OBD2 port Plug scanner into Audi port for diy troubleshooting
  4. Turn on the ignition by turning the key to position II. If your Audi has START/STOP feature, press the button without pressing the brake pedal. turn on
  5. Allow your scanner to turn on. Follow the promptings on your scanner to read fault codes.
  6. Read the check engine light from the ECU by going to the OBD-II menu, then Read Codes. Watch this video to learn how to use an OBD 2 scanner to read and clear Audi Check Engine Light codes.

Diagnose Audi Anti-lock Brake System

Watch this video to learn how to use ABS OBD-II Scanner to retrieve Audi Anti-lock Brake System codes.

  1. Plug scanner into OBD-II port.
  2. Turn on the ignition.
  3. Turn on the scanner.
  4. Select the Audi model.
  5. Select-control unit ABS.
  6. Select Read Codes

Diagnose Audi Airbag Warning Light

Watch this video to learn how to use an Audi Airbag Scanner to troubleshoot your Audi airbag light.

  1. Plug in scanner into the OBD-II port.
  2. Turn on the ignition.
  3. Turn on the scanner.
  4. Select your Audi model from the menu.
  5. Select SRS/Airbag control unit.
  6. Select Read Fault Codes from the menu.

Knowing which scanner to read Audi fault codes may be difficult. Level 1 OBD2 scanners can only retrieve fault codes from your Audi Engine Control Unit (ECU). Those are faults that trigger the Check Engine warning light on the dashboard.

To diagnose ABS and Airbag/SRS warning lights, you will need an OBD-II scanner to read the Audi manufacturer’s fault codes. The procedure for reading Audi fault codes is similar, regardless of which scanner you use.

We hope you find this guide, “Read & Clear Audi Faulty Codes,” helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Audi vehicle.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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