[s-cars] weird electrical behavior

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 08:50:09 PDT 2007

Sounds like you should look at the ignition switch- prone to failure and
causes these sorts of symptoms.


On 10/8/07, Lee Levitt <lee at wheelman.com> wrote:
> My son's '97 A6 is showing some weird electrical behavior.
> Intermittent failure of tach, directionals and HVAC. Flashers
> work, other electrical items work.
> Now here's the really weird thing. My wife is away for the weekend
> and calls to report that the wipers and HVAC on her '96 A6 are not
> working.
> 14YO daughter does the laying on of hands and now the wife's car
> is working again.
> The two cars park near one another, but not close enough to pass
> viruses directly. One's inside, the other's outside.
> So, here's my question. Are there any known points of failures
> that take out multiple electrical items on the C4 cars? Fuses and
> relays are not common to the failed items.
> Thanks!
> Lee
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