[V8] Pulled codes, no joy

Mike Arman armanmik at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 25 14:39:24 EDT 2004

>: Ryandfreise at aol.com
>Subject: Re: [V8] Pulled codes, no joy
>To: tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
>Cc: v8 at audifans.com
> >I put the fuse in my buddies V8 FP relay, and his trans went into limp 
> mode?
> >Don't have any clue how they are related, but that's what it did.

>The V8 fuel pump relay is not supposed to have a space for the fuse. When I
>got my car it had this style relay and it caused all kinds of havoc. Your 
>bet is to get the correct relay in there. Also you may notice if you try and
>drive that car around that it will shift through the gears with it showing 
>mode on the cluster.

My V8 has the fuse space in the top of the fuel pump relay, and when I put 
in a fuse, the codes blinked out perfectly. Transmission didn't go into 
limp mode or anything.

This may be a running change - FP fuse relay on early models, none on later 
models, if you have the FP fuse relay on later models and try it, 
everything goes blooie?

As a datapoint, my car was built 6/89, is sn 1538, and the fuse-in-relay 
setup triggers the code blinks nice as you could please, with  no ill effects.

(Audi V8 . . . it isn't just a car, it's an ADVENTURE!)

Best Regards,

Mike Arman 

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