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  • Great platform to go to when jobs need doing! Keep up the good work
  • very helpfull tutorial's ... job was much easier thank you guys
    Piotrek sierrafreak
  • How to Change Rear Brake Discs and Pads with Electronic Parking Brake: excellent video ,I have this job tomorrow ... thanks for the clear instructions.
    Mr M Wouldn't you like to know
  • Thanks for the video!! You saved my day!
  • Thanks very much for this video. I spent ages looking for this dam sensor in my '03 vw Passat. Even vw didn't even know where it was..... Once I saw this video I found the sensor and unplugged/replugged it and boom, ESP light went out. Problem solved.....
    Chris Nichols
  • Just changed the rear pads on my 2011 Passat following the steps in this video. I've never changed pads before on any car, but this video made it so easy. It also saved me a heap because I got the exact same Eicher pads as in the video for $14 on sale.Thanks Total Technik
    Steven Brogan
  • Truly Professional Brilliant Excellent video 10 out of 10
    Andrew Amess
  • Wow!! Thank you so much for these videos!! Keep posting these videos you've easily earned yourself a subscriber!!
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  • just the exact person you need for explaining some tricky things....very well explain ....
    oj popovici - How to Remove Door Card Panel
  • Great info and good clear videos and explanations - thanks guys! I have an A6 C5 and although I have a great specialist tech to work on the car, it's so hard to get any decent help for DIY stuff, so your efforts are greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work!!
    Adam Buttery
  • Used you for the first time today to find out how to remove the rear seats from my A4 Cabriolet. Fantastic just about covers it, I would have wasted hours and probably done some damage if it were not for your video. Thank you very much!!!
    Andy Lyndon
  • Saved a few quid by replacing door loom wiring myself after watching vid on here
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  • Loved the videos and followed them to change out my daughter's turn signal stalk on her 2007 A4 Cabriolet, so now her brights work. Thank you very much for posting them, super well done and very informative.
  • Your videos are the sort that make it immediately clear I am watching a professional, but more importantly, a pro with that rare gift of being able to "see with beginner's eyes." In other words, having the ability to communicate everything clearly to someone who may not have ever seen any of the parts before, and to anticipate and explain those things that might throw off a less experienced person. Thank you!
    JD David
  • Love the vids you guys have done. Bought a V8 allroad and your videos have helped me not break anything!
    D&J Automotive
  • Thank you for this detailed video. You're just the sort of person people want working on their pride and joy - rather than someone who rips things off without care and expertise!
    Itchy Scratch
  • Awesome video! clear simple and fast
  • Love these videos. I have seat exeo but its pretty similar to audi, these videos helped me fixing my wheel arch, installing dashcam with parking cable, installing air-conditioned glove box, car radio, replacing gear stick knob and bunch more. Thanks !
    mg gt
  • As all other customer says, slow, easy n clear understandings.. And a another very good things in the videos is that u guys take the time to show the back side of the parts for more understandings Best from Sweden..
    Christer Jonsson
  • I purchased your - remove the headliner from a Audi A4 avant, wouldn't have been able to have done it without it, great stuff
  • Hello thank you so much for these videos. Was wondering if your going to do a video on 2008 q7 subframe bushing issues. Can't find one anywhere. Would be soooooo helpful. Thanks again for all your q7 videos. More more more
  • So glad you made this site. Certainly makes working on my A4 B7 Cabriolet a whole lot easier. Thank you
  • Perfectly explained and totally correct in all detail. Take your time and don't use brute force. Full job completed without incident. Thanks
    john sissons
  • Just watched 'How to Change Timing Belt Cambelt & Water Pump - 2.0 TDI' Fantastic video - thank you!
    Mark Ablett
  • Nice helpful video, thanks :-)
  • Thanks so much. I changed out one in about 60 seconds due to your tutorial.
    Losee Rich
  • Awesome videos mate. So clear smooth and informative. Necessary to maintain these ageing but awesome cars.
  • Beautiful video, no distracting background music, just straightforward information. Thank you.
    Jim Ragland
  • Just wanted to say massive thanks for the headlining removal video. I wasn't quite sure if I really wanted to spend nearly a tener on a video. It didn't seem like it was worth it. I thought to myself now how hard could it be?! However I couldn't have been more wrong. Your video was absolutely outstanding. The detail in it the speed of the filming, everything about it made the whole process so much easier. There's absolutely no way I could have removed all of my headlining and all the pillars without your amazing video. It took the best part of the day to take out because I did it slowly. But it got it out and I took it to the retrimmers and now I have brand new SuperDuper headlining and pillars! Thanks again for your great work. Please use this as a testimonial. Best regards Andy
    Andy Emblin
  • Thank you for the video,excellent and very professional
    Keang family
  • This is probably the best DIY-video I've ever seen.
    Tord Andreassen
  • Hi, I used the remove you headlining video as mine had gone beyond repair, worth every penny (£8.84).
    Gavin Robinson
  • Great video, thank you so much for your BRILLIANT method of explanation ? I learnt so much, just purchased an Audi Q3. Thanks again.???? How to Change Rear Brake Discs and Pads with Electronic Parking Brake
    Leonard Wheeler
  • this was an absolutely great explanation. So good, that I almost cannot believe, I got that for free. Thank you so much. So saved me about 150$
  • This is such a great channel. It's like walking into a goldmine of knowledge the B7!
    Robert Oakley
  • THE BEST video ever for timing belt on VW!! This is so cool to have the real good information, not just "feeling mechanic" which we can see most of time. This is so clear, absolutly perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this knowledge.
    FX W
  • Thanks! This worked perfectly.
    A. W. Thompson
  • Excellent thanks very much you've covered everything totally appreciated keep up the good work thank you
    Byron Buckett
  • You're a life saver, im from Australia and audi wanted to charge me 3 hours to change at 700 dollars!!! You're a legend
    Tomble Weed
  • Great site with loads of fantastic easy to follow videos. I've managed to do loads of little jobs on my RS4 that has saved me a fortune over dealer or garage prices. Keep up the good work
    Chris Dunham
  • Best instructional videos on YouTube! Clear, concise & calm delivery. Brilliant!!!
    Ian Wood
  • Learnt 10 times more than 10 other videos i saw about this.. thanks mate
    Jatin Shetty
  • Love the content and clear explanations.
    Damon Pap
  • Your videos help people like me a lot avoiding the worst mistakes that can happen when working on my car and save huge money paying to workshops on minor jobs
    riaz shamsudeen
  • Finally, someone that knows the importance of showing the actual screws being used... kudos for that!
    Peace Dog
  • Thanks for the video to remove headliner from the A4 Avant. Money well spend. And thanks for returning my double purchase. I think I will spend it on the video to remove the center consult
    Martin Laursen
  • Thank you!!! worked perfectly thanks to your instructions
  • Fantastic and thorough explanation.
    Alex Becker
  • I appreciate the attention to detail, to include proper removal of the connectors. Very easy to follow. Thanks much.
    matthew miller
  • Absolutely the most insightful review ever
    Millwood Drivers_network
  • So pleased to have found your site! Have fixed a couple of small niggles, wobbly centre console and loose tailgate interior (yes, the light had been put in wrong way round by previous owner) now looking at more major jobs like the headlining. Many thanks for your clear and concise videos.
    Alan Webb
  • Recently bought the S4 B6 2003 , your channel has been so helpful with understanding this beast ! Thankyou so much.
    Nitro 182
  • Excellent video! Very well explained and edited so you don't have to sit through needless information like wheel removal, etc.
  • Your channel is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to disassembling and fixing improving my A4. Thank you.
  • Recently acquired 2005 A4 B6 cabriolet, stored for 7 years, low mileage, mint condition. This has been my go to channel.
  • Great series, very clear and easily followed - thanks so much!
    Tessa Broom
  • Excellent thanks very much you've covered everything totally appreciated keep up the good work thank you
    Byron Buckett
  • Great site! Saved me a lot of hassle removing my roof liner from my C5 RS6. Do you have a video on how to remove front and rear coilovers on a C5 RS6?
    Chris Anderson
  • My C5 RS6 was at the Audi independent for months to have an engine and transmission out going through; rebuild turbos, upgrade gearbox, hoses, seals, etc…only to get it back and a month later develop a nasty exhaust manifold gasket leak which will require an engine out job again for a $40 gasket. So, I’ve purchased the video and needless to say that you’re my hero for making this, as I will tackle the job on my off days at home. Brilliant and good on you!
    Nader Afshari DDS
  • Wow!! Thank you so much for these videos!! Keep posting these videos you've easily earned yourself a subscriber!!
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  • Really love you guys!!.. Help me a lot with my S4 b6
  • Great video that's easier than i thought it would be
    paul wheeler
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  • Great detailed videos
  • Another top quality, thoroughly detailed How To. Thank you VERY much Total Technik - by far one of my all time favorites for years now and always my first source to consult! Genuine passion and respect to the proper tools and the usage of them, techniques, attitude, and safety for the tech, as well as for the vehicle. Can't say good enough about you guys. Many shared vids and recommendations for your channel I have given over the years and will continue to support however I can. Truly a blessing for the passionate enthusiast!
  • The Attenborough of Audi
    Ross Janoch
  • These videos has truly taught me so much.
  • Thanks a lot love your videos.
    Mirnes Kovacevic - How to Remove Climate Control
  • Absolutely sh*t hot this channel, videos are first class and easy to follow. Clear concise instruction, no ambiguity .i've Been subbed for a while now, always first port of call for any work I do myself.
  • Your videos and information are so quality; I really appreciate that! Keep up the good work
    Nathaniel Kren
  • Dude your videos are pure gold for Audi A4 owners
  • Excellent non-bulls**t video covering all important items by someone who actually knows what he's talking about. A rare find on YT nowadays... Thanks!
  • Thank you! You helped saving life of a kitty which happend to travel behind the grill for over 100 miles before we discovered it was there -)). Also we avoided using hammer to break the grill, so thanks a lot bro!))
    Roman Stativka
  • Great video and very informative nice to see that you had a problem with the securing pin and how you overcome it you could have edited out but fair play you left it in
    william walker
  • All your videos are excellent! Perfect view framing with clear, concise instruction and all the necessary cautions. Great job!
    Frank Horvath

Welcome to Total Technik!

The offspring of Audi enthusiasts, Total Technik was launched in 2016 as a YouTube channel specialising in DIY instructional video's for Audi owners.

Since its launch Total Technik has provided literally hundreds of quality video’s for Audi owners - the vast majority of which are provided completely free of charge - which are viewed by fellow Audi enthusiasts and people who need to undertake a repair on their car themselves and require a little help along the way.

We looked at various ways in which to present our content, and had been impressed with YouTube channels who conduct the repair work on their cars in an almost studio-like environment. We did initially run some tests setting up one of our bays as a studio area, but felt it was a little too clinical and just didn’t have the right feel and didn’t suit our content style or narration. So in the end we decided to run ‘guerrilla style’, what you see is what you get, after all - that’s how most people at home will actually be doing this work themselves - in their own garage, not a studio!

Total Technik rapidly rose to become one of the premier providers of DIY Audi instructional content on YouTube and our content is viewed all over the world.

One of the key goals of Total Technik is to save it’s viewers money, by sharing with them the knowledge and tricks and tips amassed through literally thousands of hours of working on and in cars.

With a little bit of common sense, and with someone giving you the confidence to undertake work yourself that you would otherwise pay $50+ per hour to have undertaken for you, our viewers can save themselves some serious money!

It is our hope that by saving people money and providing them with content that they enjoy that they would be willing to pay a little back by supporting us in return...

That may be a naive outlook in a world where people seemingly don’t like to pay for things and expect everything for free. A world in which movie and TV piracy are rife, and people appear unwiling to put their hands in their pockets for things that provide them with countless hours of entertainment. But there simply must still be good people out there!

Despite quickly rising to be amongst the key DIY Audi video producers on YouTube, it quickly became clear that Total Technik could not survive just on YouTube advertsing revenue alone. Our video content is very specialist in nature, and so the views per video are generally quite low, and certainly far from ‘viral’.

We wanted to bring our viewers more in-depth content for the bigger and more complex DIY jobs, but that was simply impossible on YouTube advertising revenue alone due to the sheer amount of time it would take to film, edit, upload and process the video’s. So in 2017 we launched the first ‘Project Video’ for Audi A4/S4/RS4 Avant Headlining Removal - which ran over an hour long!

The first Project video was fairly successful, so two more were produced, before YouTube deciding to end all paid content on YouTube in February 2018...

This pushed us to toward providing the website you are now viewing, which has been a part of the bigger plan since day 1, but budget has never alowed its creation.

So we launched TotalTechnik.com in 2018 as a user-friendly website that can be used as a kind of online workshop manual, where we could properly categorise the video’s to make them easier for our viewers to find and use (difficult on YouTube due to their limited category tools). Additionally, it provides a platform from which we can continue to provide our more specialist and in-depth Project Video content.

At the time of writing, we are still continuing to find our feet and deciding on the best ways to continue to move forward. It’s an exciting project, and an exciting time!

We genuinely hope that you will join us, support us, and become a part of what we are!

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