As some of you may remember I sold my '04 2.0TDI A3 and got myself a new 2.0T TT. Have it about 6 weeks at this stage. I actually sold the A3 to my brother and two things have happened recently that have me a little concerned about the A3.
First thing was when switching on a desk lamp with a slightly dodgy switch the other day...(stay with me here ) , the bulb flickered and the switch/bulb made a crackling kind of noise.
Second thing that happened was I was moving the brothers car (My old A3) and just like it has done since the day I got it, as soon as I started her up I could hear a crackling noise coming from the centre of the dash area. This usually lasts about 30 seconds or so and then it stops.
Now this was something I noticed from day one of owning the car and at the beginning I was reticent to have it investigated until I might hear some confirmed info about the noise on here or in an Audi recall or service bulletin. Reason being, I didn't want the interior pulled apart on 'My New Car' by the muppets at MSL Pottery Road here in Dublin. Much safer to go into those eejits armed with the appropriate info rather than have them pull the car apart to diagnose it themselves.
Well the weeks turned to months and the months turned to years and I never did anything about this noise. Kinda forgot about it especially seeing as the radio would invariably come on when I started the car and would mask the noise.
Now that I realise that the noise could be the electrics (going on the desk lamp noise) and that its one thing to be lackadaisical about my own safety but I would never forgive myself if my old A3 burst into flames with my brother in it (Worst Case Scenario I know!)
So.......Anyone else know what this noise is. Any info, service bulletins, Recalls for this?
Thanks in advance lads.