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vents(?) on back shelf of 5000's (plus Coupe observations)

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 00:20:00 =0500
From: Brett Dikeman <brett@arthur.malebolge.com>>

At 11:54 PM =0500 on 1/25/98, Ti Kan wrote:
>> Audi designed the climate control system to be flow=through, such that
>> the air that is pressurized into the passenger cabin (via the blower fan)
>> goes through into the trunk via the above=mentioned vents, and then
>> exits through another vent in the left rear (concealed by the bumper
>> cover).

And then...
At 12:01 AM =0500 on 1/26/98, frankbauer@thevine.net wrote:
>> i found this when trying to locate an annoying rattle i heard when
>> closing the door.  turns out it was the flap coming back to rest.
>> must move a fair amount of air...
>> frank

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998 at 00:20:00 Brett Dikeman added:
>Aha!  When one of my windows got stuck down, I discovered that the cabin is
>pressurized...while trying to tape some saran=wrap to the opening.  Damn
>that was annoying.  Air was gushing out so hard I couldn't get saran to
>So, I guess that means my little flappy=thing isn't working.  Could also
>explain why the car keeps fogging up...if that flappy=thing is stuck...no
>airflow, and the rear windows fog up.
>Aha!  I know that noise too.  I always wondered why, when you closed the
>door, there was a:
><whump>>(From door)
<whump>>(From ????)
>now I know. Learn something every day, eh?

Well, the last few days I've been noticing a "tap tap  --- tap" noise
from somewhere within the Coupe.  I know the rear louvers are functional
(in the same way as described above for the 5k), but never connected
that with my recent noise.  I'd open the window to try to hear it.  It
actually sounds like outside trim wind-slapping against the body.  With
the window open, it won't happen.

Betcha' when I check, it's the flaps in the rear louvers.  Wonder what's
changed recently, 'cause it didn't happen before last week