Voltage Warning Light

Robert Bauer rbauer at mediaone.net
Tue Jan 2 08:53:14 EST 2001

My guess is that your alt. is gone or at least your voltage regulator.  You
were running on battery and the extra draw of the lights killed it.

Robert Bauer
93 90q

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com]On
Behalf Of B070410 at aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 1:16 AM
To: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Voltage Warning Light

Well, I guesse I'm overdue, it's been 4 months since I've had any problems
with my Audi.  Need some direction here.  Never had my voltage warning light
come on before, the car starts, but the soon as i turn on my headlights the
car either shuts off immediately  or  it slowly dies.  The interior lights
glow dimly when running the engine, but I never got to drive the car, of
course this happened this evening when dark.  When I tried to restart the
it would maybe do some quick clicking or no sound at all.  If I waited a few
minutes it would start up slowly, though I was still stuck if I turned on
headlights. While checking under the hood we touched one of the distributer
wires and got zapped, could this be causing a short or have something to do
with my problem or am I looking at a starter/low charging battery problem.
I've read throught the Bentley, but can't seem to get to far working in the
dark with a flashlight, maybe during the daylight, things will work out.
Appreciate all input!


1986 5kcst 181k

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