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86 5000s Electrical Problem...Solved
To refresh your memory, this is in reference to the problem I had with
the brake lights and the auto shift mechanism in my fiances 86 5ks.
Several people sugested that I examine the wires leading to the tail
lights. I checked the wires, switches, relays, etc. I must have spent
8-10 hours trying to find the problem. I finally gave in and took it
to the guy who tunes my OOOOWWW-D race car. After 6 hours he found the
problem. It had the wrong bulb in the left rear tail assembly! I
can't beleive it!
Apparantly the previous owner had put in a single element bulb instead
of a dual element. My shop said this caused the brake and lighting
system to short with one another. Anyway, the problem is solved. If
any of you have a similar problem with an Audi you recently bought, I
hope you remember this so you won't have to go through all the
aggrevation that I went through.