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Re: dead Audi (again) :-(

I suppose I'm opening myself to comic comments and I certainly don't mean 
to take a shot at Bob's helpful posting, but, he says not having actually 
checked where the switch is on his own car, couldn't one simply depress 
the switch on the trunk without having to shut it to see if the light goes 

On Sat, 15 Apr 1995, Bob D'Amato wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Apr 1995 llevitt@idcresearch.com wrote:
> > 
> >           SFD! My wife's 200 is Dead Again. Battery low. You might
> >           remember that this happened over the weekend and my mechanic
> >           gave the car a clean bill of health - charging system
> >           charging, no weird loads when the car is off, etc.
> > 
> I know that story! When I just got my 90 20V, the battery would be DEAD 
> within 48 hours.  Here's what I did...
> Get a Fluke DMM with DC clamp-on, put it around the positive lead of the 
> battery. Shouldnt be more that .5A with everything off and doors closed 
> etc.  (.5A MAX!!)   I got about 3A!  Now go to the fuse box and pull one 
> fuse at time untill you get to the one that has the greatest draw. Check 
> what systems are on that fuse, and verify they are off and in proper 
> working condition.
> On mine, it wound up being my trunk lite was always on. The switch was 
> bad. Tough to find with the trunk closed! I opened the trunk, unhooked 
> the bulb and all went well. I replaced the switch and has been fine 
> since.  Just a process of elimination.
> Bob
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