climate control lights wierdness
pcschulz at comcast.net
Mon Oct 24 17:21:19 EDT 2005
At 04:51 PM 10/24/2005, andy wrote:
>I just had a shop replace the ignition switch and the starter when I
>pulled a bonehead move and fried the starter due to the return spring
>mechanism failing on the ignition switch. I can't believe I didn't notice
>or hear it. The tell-tale sign of this is the climate control not working.
>Everything works great but now, after starting the car 3-4 times since the
>return from the shop, the climate control lights don't come on when I
>start the car or thereafter. I thought the whole system was dead but I can
>hear the fan, can adjust fan speed and utilize the climate control system.
>Just no lights, temp readout or anything. It looks dead but it isn't. The
>starter isn't whirring away so I feel better about that. Now the wierd
>thing is that if I shut off the car and turn the ignition to the point
>right before starting the car, the lights for the climate control work
>fine. If I jiggle the key a little I will get fading/brightening of the
>lights for the climate control. I assume it has something to do w/ the
>ignition switch being replaced but the shop had no idea what it could be
>when talking over the phone. I thought maybe someone on the list could
>shed some light, so to speak, on the subject.
>Thanx in advance,
>200q20v mailing list http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/200q20v
Did they use the correct replacement switch?
Is the lock cylinder potentially damaged? - there's a " finger" in the back
of the cylinder which inserts into the actual electrical switch.
When you put a car in the start position, all the accessories are
temporarily turned off- most of the battery power goes to the starter.
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red
1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
1990 CQ red ( to part or not)
Chelmsford Ma, USA
More information about the 200q20v