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Re: warning lights

Hi Stephane;

    It sounds like the light may be warning you of low hydraulic pressure.
The usual cause is a bad bomb (brake hydraulic pressure accumulator), but
the fact that your light only goes out at high revs may point to a weak
hydraulic pump.

    Driving the car with a bad bomb or with low hydraulic pressure is
dangerous. You will rapidly run out of brake assist in a panic stop,
significantly increasing your braking distance (and resistance!). Unless you
have the legs of a power lifter, it is a very good idea to keep the brake
assist system in good working order.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  281k km

----- Original Message -----
From: Livolsi, Stephane <livols1@investorsgroup.com>
To: 'Bernard Littau' <bernardl@acumenassociates.com>
Cc: 'Audi Quattro List' <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 9:17 PM
Subject: RE: warning lights

> The warning I am getting is the RED triangle with the exclamation mark
> in the middle.  It is almost always on.  It seems the only time it comes
> off is after driving several (20-30 miles) at highway speed without
> slowing down OR when I am having a bit of fun and really get the revs
> up, over and over and over, such as when playing on a windy road.  Any
> more ideas.....?
> Stephane Livolsi
> 180 Yorston St
> Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
> ph 250-392-2637
> fax 250-392-2693
> '86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
> >----------
> >From: Bernard Littau[SMTP:bernardl@acumenassociates.com]
> >Sent: September 27, 1999 5:50 PM
> >To: Livolsi, Stephane; 'Audi Quattro List'
> >Subject: Re: warning lights
> >
> >There are two brake warning lights that can come up in the panel.  One is
> >for pads, the other for low fluid level or low pressure.
> >
> >If you hold the "check" button and turn on the ignition, the panel will
> >scroll through all of the warning icons.
> >
> >The pads warning, if I remember correctly, has no red, but shows the
> >icon.  The fluid and pressure warning has a red triangle and brake icon.
> >
> >Which warning it it you are getting?
> >
> >Best,
> >
> >Bernard Littau
> >Woodinville, WA
> >'88 5kcstq
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Livolsi, Stephane <livols1@investorsgroup.com>
> >To: 'Audi Quattro List' <quattro@audifans.com>
> >Date: Monday, September 27, 1999 12:12 PM
> >Subject: RE: warning lights
> >
> >
> >>I am very interested in replies to this as I also have the same thing
> >>happening.  I physically verified the correct and safe operation of the
> >>entire brake and hydraulic system so I just live with the light flashing
> >>on the dash.  It doesn't seem to interfere with any other warnings (low
> >>fuel, light out, etc.) so it doesn't bother me that much but I would
> >>sure like to fix it if anyone knows how...
> >>Stephane Livolsi
> >>180 Yorston St
> >>Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
> >>ph 250-392-2637
> >>fax 250-392-2693
> >>
> >>'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
> >>
> >>>----------
> >>>From: jamies@rkmi.com[SMTP:jamies@rkmi.com]
> >>>Sent: September 27, 1999 10:50 AM
> >>>To: quattro@audifans.com
> >>>Subject: warning lights
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Folks,
> >>>Thanks again to all that helped with my distributor problem, turns out
> >>>problem was a loose connection to the reference sender.
> >>>No sooner was this problem corrected, a new one popped up.  The brake
> >warning
> >>>light now constantly flashes.  The fluid is new and at the correct
> >and
> >>>the brakes are performing very well.  Which other inputs does the
> >>>light
> >>>have?
> >>>The brakes feel great, but I guess it could be pads.  Does the light
> >an
> >>>input from the pads?
> >>>Thanks,
> >>>Jamie
> >>>5KTQW
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >