Intermittent Battery Drain -- 88 5KQ

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Wed Jul 16 17:22:37 PDT 2008

Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Put a volt meter between the battery and its cable.  Pull a fuse and see if the drain declines.  
> If not, reinsert the fuse and pull the next one and so on until you find which circuit is making 
> the major drain.  

What he said.

You may find more than one thing draining the battery. Also, it may be something
as simple as not turning the radio all the way off. (Older Audis keep the radio
on with the key off; my A4 turns the radio off with the key.)

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
'91 200 TQA #1, backup car
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with a new owner
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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