Chris NottAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    30

    A3 3.2 Jump Start Help!

    Well the missus' Clio refuses to start after not being used for a number of weeks because of poor weather It was literally buried in snow till the thaw.

    Went to give it a jump and found the battery on my car is in the boot, under the spare and a riveted down panel! Are there any posts under the bonnet to connect the leads to to save unscrewing all the stuff underneath? I couldn't see any for the life of me...

    Thanks for any help for an Audi Newbie
    Last edited by youstolemyname; 30th December 2010 at 11:14.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Its at the back on the right hand side under a cap as you stand in front of the bonnet. about the highest point.
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    30
    Found it, thanks. Page 346 of the manual for anyone else who ever might need it. There is a nut and a prong (Which should be covered but in my case was not) as Paddy said in the top right of the engine bay.

  5. #4
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    bmw's have the same thing battery in the boot and a positive terminal under the bonnet with a + sign on it
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  6. #5
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Strongly recommend you get a cover as soon as poss mate. when the bonnet is shut that live terminal is very close to the bonnet and a Small front end knock could bow the bonnet down and you will have a short and fire !!
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    30
    Eek- Where can I get the cover from? Anyone know the part code?

  8. #7
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    your best bet would be audi mate shouldnt be that expensive i wouldnt have thought cant help on the part no soz
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  9. #8
    JonRola's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Belfast
    Posts
    48
    My pos cover broke very easily when opening it - cheap non heat-resistant plastic?
    There is no neg (ground/earth) provided and finding a good neg contact wasn't easy. I found an earth strap down the right side (from the front) of the rads but it's awkward to get at. Any other earth was to resistive to crank the 3.2L engine. I actually had to use tractor jump leads to get my car started. A good neg terminal like the pos terminal would be very handy.

  10. #9
    3.2 Ju's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,196
    Thought there was an exposed earth point on the inner wing near the positive one, looks like a bolt stuck up. Are you saying that you can't get a good contact from this?
    S3 Sportback S-Tronic

    Previous
    2010 R36 Saloon in Biscay Blue
    2008 Red S3
    2005 A3 3.2 quattro S-line Sportback dsg Avus silver
    2005 A3 3.2 quattro Sport Sportback dsg Black


  11. #10
    Fossie

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Rhubarb Triangle
    Posts
    3,969
    Quote Originally Posted by youstolemyname View Post
    Eek- Where can I get the cover from? Anyone know the part code?
    Looks like you can't just buy the cover !

    The whole unit is called 'Potential Distributor' part no. 1K0 937 517 and is about 35 !

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO