Type 44 trivia contest

Walter Moore moorewr at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 16:25:30 PDT 2014

Googling the part number got me matches - vacuum reservoir, which I guess
matches what you see, except yours isn't Kermit green.


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM, DeWitt Harrison <dewitt635 at gmail.com> wrote:

> While poking around the trunk of my '88 5KCS, in pursuit of space for rear
> speaker enclosures, I came across a part I could not identify per function
> or even system. It is of interest not only for the sake of pure science but
> because I may want to move it and would like to know why it is located
> where it is.
> It's a soup can size, hollow black plastic cylinder with one end dome
> shaped and the other flat with a black rubber vacuum line connected to a
> nipple. It is mounted to the rear seat bulkhead, by a metal bracket, near
> the left-rear seat belt reel. The black hose runs forward from there and
> soon after it is forward of the bulkhead, it transitions to a small
> diameter (3mm?), rigid, white plastic tube similar to the tubing used in
> the vacuum controls for the a/c vents, etc.. This tube then runs under the
> rear seat, toward the car center, to the transmission tunnel at which point
> it bends frontward again, and runs toward the front of the car, under the
> carpet along the tunnel. It seems this soup can component could have easily
> been located under the left passenger seat area.
> So far, I have not gone to a lot of effort to find out where it goes once
> it reaches the general vicinity of the center stack of the dashboard. Can't
> find it in ETKA so far (no part number search in there I'm aware of) in
> relation to either the central locking system or A/C control. The Audi p/n
> on the part itself is 049-129-808-A.
> Major guru points to the person who can identify its function and the
> rationale for its trunk location!
> Best,
> DeWitt
> _______________________________________________
> quattro mailing list
> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/quattro
> http://www.audifans.com/kb/List_information

Walter R. Moore --  moorewr at gmail.com

"We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.”
             W.H. Auden

More information about the quattro mailing list