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RE: disabling an ur-quattro

I think you hit the nail on the head Dave ... repeated removal and
insertion cycles were not anticipated in the design of the connectors.
It is a tough problem to solve ... perhaps some sort of switch that is
controlled via a remote RF or IR signal to enable/disable the
ignition/fuel system.  Some cars in the US had an IR remote entry system
... perhaps you can marshall it to the task.  

Hey, if you want to remove something to disable the car, try the ECU ...
or perhaps you can find a critical sensor or ground connection that
would render the car immobile ... not even Audi trained service techs
can fix them! ... :)

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)
> ----------
> From: 	David Eaton[SMTP:david.eaton@computerland.co.nz]
> Sent: 	Sunday, February 08, 1998 1:52 PM
> To: 	'quattro@coimbra.ans.net'
> Subject: 	disabling an ur-quattro
> apart from the usual paraphenilia with alarms and immobilisers, what
> do
> you ur-q owners thinks about pulling the fuel pump relay (#10) as a
> way
> of immobilising the vehicle?  it would be hard to detect, failsafe in
> stopping the vehicle from moving (apart from flatbedding it away), and
> reasonably reliable...
> only problem that occurs to me is whether the fuse box base board can
> take the punishment.
> any thoughts?
> dave
> '95 rs2
> '90 ur-q