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Re: More newbie questions regarding my new 200T <VBG>

> 1. I've got a high pitched squeaking sound coming from the front of the engine. 
> Sounds like nobody oiled the squirrel cage. Any thoughts on what this might be?
Yes. Buy a box of Planters assorted nuts, grate them and feed the squirrels;
tends to keep them quiet for a while :-)
On the other hand, if what you are hearing is a continuous high-pitched
squealing noise that varies with the RPM (almost like a whistle), it could
be the alternator bearings singing. Several people on this list have
reported this. Check if there is play in the alternator pulley. The fix
that I'd recommend is a Bosch rebuilt alternator.

> 5. What's the hot ticket for hiding a small radar detector (original passport)? 
> I'd tuck it up in front of the s/r motor, but the visor has a little nub that 
> would bump it. I'm thinking of cutting off this nub and reupholstering the visor
> or sealing the end and putting the passport on the headliner as noted...any 
> other thoughts? Good place to find a spare visor to practice on?

I don't know if we are talking about the same thing here (the nub that you
refer to above) but on my car there is a little bracket the visor snaps
into. This contains the electrical contacts for the lighted vanity mirror;
so if you are thinking of breaking this off, reconsider it.

> 6. Silly heated seat switch has lost a bulb. Am I better off getting a used one 
> from the boneyard or trying to R&R the bulb in the one I've got?

There have been several posts here about the R&R procedures for these
bulbs, some as recently as 6 to 8 weeks. Check the archives.

Congratulations on your Audi purchase, and welcome to the family!

Zafer Mehmood				   AT&T Bell Laboratories
zm@mhcnet.att.com			   Murray Hill, NJ