2006 Audi A6 won't start

Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Thu Feb 12 14:23:50 PST 2015

Check for a corroded connection at the battery. It may get be able to pass enough current to do accessories but not the big things. Try turning on the high beam headlights and see if they are nice and bright.

The immobilizer on that car will allow it to crank, but not start so it's unlikely to be that. Could be a classic Audi ignition switch failure.

There is definitely a button, though I can't recall if it's under the shifter gate or the ashtray. That said I find it very odd it won't even operate that since that's on one of the secondary circuits in the ignition switch. Try pulling it out of park with a charger or jumper cables on just for good measure.

-Cody Forbes (mobile)

> On Feb 12, 2015, at 5:00 PM, Vic <victor.norman at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> My wife's 2006 A6 decided not to start today. Turning the ignition key to start has absolutely no effect - no ignition lights showing, nothing. Pretty much what you would see if  you tried to start the car while it was in gear.
> I'm quite sure that it's not a dead battery. The battery is only a year old and I can lock and unlock the car, operate the emergency flashers etc. Attempting to jump-start the car has absolutely no effect. 
> Called a tow company to tow the car to my local Audi indie but they could not get the car out of park. These guys weren't dummies - they'd towed a million cars so they knew what they were doing but still no luck.
> Anyone have any thoughts on how to get the car to start or how to get it out of park? I read somewhere that there is a button under the ashtray that can be pressed to get out of park but removing the ashtray is not a simple matter.
> Thanks.
> Vic Norman
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