Voltage drop reading on guage '83 Coupe

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Fri Feb 6 14:49:03 EST 2004

> You say it is normal only on cars with under dash fuse box, but my
> car (87.5 CGT) behaves in in similar manner.

No, I said my comment only *applied* to them.  It's probably true of 
most of the pre-88 cars.  But the harnesses (and connectors), overall, 
get progressively better over the 81-87 time period, so I didn't want to 

> Accessorires cause it to
> show lower voltage (although seldom below 12V, unless I have
> headlights, stereo system, wipers and cigarette lighter all at once).
> And the cigarette lighter causes the oil temp gauge to jump up about
> 28*C, also the fan on high cause the oil temp to jump about 15*C.
> Screwey Audi wiring...

Huw Powell



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