friend's electrical problem solved

Livolsi, Stephane Stephane.Livolsi@investorsgroup.com
Tue, 27 May 2003 15:58:55 -0500


systematic diagnosis paid off.

Thanks to input from listers (you know who you are) we found the problem...

and it was.....

HE BOUGHT A PLYMOUTH! HAHAHAH

Seriously though, he took the battery in to get tested and sure enough it
had a dead cell.  3 week old Motomaster Eliminator battery.  I have the same
thing in my car and has been working well for about a year now.  These have
a 3 year non-pro-rated replacement warranty, followed by another 5 years or
so of pro-rated warranty.  Not bad for $100.  That warranty was a big factor
in my decision to get it. I already am on a free warranty replacement
battery.  One caveat though, is that if you go 2 years into your original
purchase, then get a warranty replacement, they only give you the remaining
1 year free replacement.  You don't get another 3 years.

I still think the current draw of .14 amps is high, and I told him so.

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> From: 	QUATTRO1869@aol.com[SMTP:QUATTRO1869@aol.com]
> Sent: 	May 27, 2003 12:50 PM
> To: 	quattro@audifans.com
> Subject: 	re: seeking list knowledge - auto electrical
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> Sounds like he has a large current draw.  Disconnect a battery cable and
> put
> a test light between it and the stud on the battery.  With 14 amps it
> should
> light up nicely.  Then, try disconnecting the suspect systems fuses, one
> by
> one, until you isolate the system.  This can be tricky, because sometimes
> there
> are a few.  You should be able to find the problem.  At rest, there
> shouldn't
> be much drawing from that battery, only memory circuits and clocks.
> Hope this helps!
>
> Craig
> 98 A4 Biturbo Quattro
>