[A4] Gas gauge failing and shorting battery

Nicholas Stock nickstock at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 12:51:54 PDT 2008

Art, it's not uncommon for the fuel sending unit to fail...happened on my
2000 A4. Does sound like you have an intermittent short somewhere
though...perhaps the fuel sending unit is shorting to ground somewhere?


On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Arthur Marks <aamarks at cox.net> wrote:

> I  have a 2003 A4 that needed a jump start and then I noticed fuel level
> read zero both on the gauge and the miles to empty computation. Then a few
> days later it was working and next time I tried to start it the battery was
> dead again...
> First can I pull a fuse or something to disable the fuel gauge circuit so
> that I don't have to worry about a dead battery before I can fix it?
> And then is this a known problem? Seems very early for a fuel level sensor
> to fail. Is it easy to access for repair?
> Thanks for any advice.
> --Art
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