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Short circuit

In message <970706013621_783289898@emout12.mail.aol.com> STEADIRIC@aol.com writes:

> >Can anyone offer suggestions on how to proceed in finding elect. short in
> >main fuse #12-  1987 5000csq  Five seconds after start-up fuse blows.  Any
> >help appreciated.
> Check the backup light wiring harness where it goes over the tranny to 
> the backup light switch....  I'd bet that where the short is.  BTDT.

I had that problem.  I was reminded of Isaac Asimov's "The Endocrinic 
Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline" - in my case the fuses would blow 
almost _before_ I put them in.  5 seconds is a long time for #12 to survive 
wuth a dead short.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club