20v So who's seen this before?

whitehill rhayllar at bigpond.net.au
Wed Sep 3 19:46:02 PDT 2008

Thanks Mark
I am aware of that problem
But remember the car just stopped while I was driving along. The ignition
switch seems to be OK all the windows etc operate in the run position and
the battery connections are Ok and the battery is healthily charged.
Also I am not getting power to the starter.
Is there any circitry in between the starter position contacts on the
ignition switch and the starter motor that also would cause the engine to
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark J. Besso" <mbspeed at maxboostracing.com>
To: "Robert Myers" <bob at chips-ur-s.com>; "Whitehill" 
<rhayllar at bigpond.net.au>
Cc: "Audifans" <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: 20v So who's seen this before?

>A clue that the key isn't returning fully is the readout for the climate 
>control. (in cars so equipped)
> I have to manually return my key to the run position so it's something I'm 
> used to.
> ~Mark
> On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 11:01:32 -0400
>  Robert Myers <bob at chips-ur-s.com> wrote:
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>  Rick,
>  Try your ignition switch.  Turn the key to the start position and
>  release it.  Now check to see if it fully returns to the run
>  position.  Also see if the windows and radio work at this time.
>  A frequent fault is a broken switch which does not return to the run
>  position.  This leaves the starter activated and if you run the car
>  any distance with the starter engaged it is new starter time.  Also,
>  when this happens the load reduction relay "reduces the load" by
>  turning off power to the windows and some other accessories.
>  If this is your problem replace the electrical portion of the
>  ignition switch.  This is not a major job.  Having done it a few
>  times I could probably make the change in perhaps 20 minutes.  It
>  will likely take longer the first time.  If you need a little
>  hand-holding just ask.
>  Bob
>  At 05:39 AM 9/3/2008, Whitehill wrote:
>>When I started the car the starter motor was a bit hesitant on first 
>>then acted normally and all was well.  I mention this because of what
>>happened next. I visited a client and spent a few hours with her. After 
>>visit it restarted without incident and I began to drive home. .Within a
>>couple of kilometres from home the engine died and when I attempted 
>>there the started wouldn't engage even though the ignition switch seems to
>>be functioning. The battery seems fine but anyway I walked home and got my
>>wife to drive me back to the car. I attempted to jump start anyway but no
>>response so we towed it home. What would stop the starter turning over and
>>is it related to the flameout?
>>Hopefully someone has BTDT.  As a relatively new comer to the wonders? of
>>20V I look forward to some constructive suggestions as to where to start
>>Confident of some worthwhile guidance
>>Rick Hayllar
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