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I have greatly enjoyed some of the technical help on the list. I've had
my '94 S4 for just over a year. Wow, I'll never buy anything but Audi.
Next week she's going in for tweeking. Air filter, Bilstein/Eibach,
calipers, chips, and possibly new wheels. I can hardly wait!
I was looking for some help with several interesting problems.
First, it's strange enough that unlike most cars I've owned (read rice
burners), the audio system stays powered without even a key in the
ignition. Not really the problem however. Does anyone know why the
antenna stays up while playing CD's and tapes?
I know this may be trivial but I've seen more banal stuff on the list.
I love to (read need to) wash my baby frequently. The black finish
really shows the dirt and plently of bugs lately. On the rare instance
when I take the car to the automatic car wash(G*D forbid), I can't
listen to anything while I'm riding through.
Now I'm pretty handy with the soldering tools(one year of college
engineering not completely wasteed). Anyone have suggestions for
installing a relay or a simple cut off switch to lower the antenna. If
you have a Bently with any more details than Mitchell's wiring diagram,
I might be able to figure it out. Likewise with issue number 2.
Someone wrote recently they would like to retrofit their car with the
"parking mirror" feature. I just love that. I understand that the '95
S6 and maybe newer cars than mine have "auto-down" windows all around.
Only my drivers window will do that. I think they also have "auto-up"
as well. Is there a way to convert my windows over, at least from the
drivers controls? Again maybe more detailed wiring diagrams may be
helpful. This leads to the next point.
Couldn't I have one switch, like many convertibles do, to open all the
windows in one touch of the button? And likewise couldn't the remote be
wired into the "auto-up" feature? Any help would be greatly
Lastly, my ac compressor makes a rattling noise. One dealer I spoke to
said he thought the unit was going bad and it should be replaced. Well
$1200 was a little more than I was ready to fork over for something he
thought might be going bad. Another mechanic I spoke to told me that
the belt was the problem. He actually took care of libricating it while
he did my state emissions/inspection. That lasted only a short time.
Now the noise is back. It seems most noticible when the compressor
first comes on. Anyone experience similar problems?