speaking of intermittent problems...
gschesel at comcast.net
Wed Jul 26 14:44:48 EDT 2006
I have had this problem recently also. Started with a burned out
brake lamp. Replaced lamp with a spare I had on hand, whoever
the alarm and auto check indicator, a bulb with an 'X' through it
continued on an intermittent basis. I then purchased a matched
set from Audi parts, still no improvement. The alarm sounding is
annoying and there does not seem to be a pattern except I find it
most often after driving a few minutes, then the alarm stops
sounding on long drives of 20 miles or more, but the auto check
indicator stays lit.
I have checked the Bentley for a fuse to silence the alarm, there
isn't one for the auto check. I believe there is a real lamp
control unit in the trunk; is it possible that that component is
Is there an auto check control unit under the hood?
Coincidently, along with a burned out brake lamp, this problem
started when I washed down my engine compartment in the driveway
with the garden hose. Did I short something out? The problem is
with my 100 quattro.
Gordy in St Paul
'91 100 quattro
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Brett
> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:58 PM
> To: Phil Rose
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list
> Subject: Re: speaking of intermittent problems...
> On Jul 25, 2006, at 4:58 PM, Phil Rose wrote:
> > ...the red car frequently will sound the alert to warn us of
> > light" failure. However we've never been able to find any
> > problem with brake lights. Can this alert be caused by a
> corroded lamp
> > contact, even though the lamps will light up?
> Did you check the third brake light bulbs? There are 3 or 4
> in the unit.
> Beyond that- clean contacts with deoxit and hope for the best?
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