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Bad radio reception & some other questions
The OEM radio in my '90 Coupe Quattro has a very bad FM reception and a
non-existent AM reception. Do you guys know where the antenna amplifer
is in this car? What else should I check (besides the antenna and the
Also I have two questions I would like to ask:
1. When I start the car, all the warning lights between the speedo and the
tach (alternator, seatbelt, brakes, parking brake, etc.) light up for a
second and then they all go off. But my brake light ((!)) doesn't not
go off right away. It stays on for about 15 seconds.
Is this normal? Is this delay caused by the time it takes to build up
pressure in the pressure accumulator or something? BTW, the brake light
never comes on when I'm driving. Also, both brake fluid and hydraulic
fuild levels are o.k.
2. The brakes squeal like hell for the first couple of times I use them
right after I start driving. The squealing sound goes away once the
brakes are warmed up. Is this normal? My previous car never did this.
1990 Coupe Quattro 20v
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