Voltage drop reading on guage '83 Coupe

Ben Swann benswann at comcast.net
Fri Feb 6 15:24:50 EST 2004

As it turns out and I realized while working on this car, which is an '83 GT
Coupe, it has the overhead fusebox that the '84 and later have, with all the
earlier wiring I have on my '83 Ur Quattro.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Huw Powell" <audi at humanspeakers.com>
To: "David" <duandcc_forums at cox.net>
Cc: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>; <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Voltage drop reading on guage '83 Coupe

> > 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
> over-generalize.
> > 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
> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
> http://www.humanthoughts.org/

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