New to this and desperate for help.
It’s a long story so I try to keep it short S4 cab in perfect condition on 2007 plate gets broken in to in January. Cockpit vandalized, main upper dash, all buttons, cd auto changer, vents, screens, radio, seats, stalks, rear mirror. Finiished off with plant pot from neighbours drive onto gear selector.
Damage to mine was £8K, 2 x neighbours £4K
Insurance Co.nominated repairers arrive to collect car, cant move gear selector, further dismantle in attempt to get to solenoid(?) to free gear selector, they tell me they have done this but tell me there is a second one underneath that they cannot get to. I leave them on drive struggling. I return home in evening to see car still on drive, all brake lights blazing with no key in ignition. Garage returns following day and skates car onto wagon.
Early March collect vehicle at 5.30pm, when pulling off notice ABS and ESP warning lights on, reverse, speak to engineer who advise that battery might be a bit flat and that warning lights should go off a few miles and ‘to bring car back if doesn’t’
These lights only come as gear is being selected not while driving. To get rid of them, take key out, put key back in re-start on majority of occasions they clear. These lights come on about one in four turns on average although have a gone nearly a week without lighting and then……
This has gone on for two and half months
Had the car serviced at local VAG specialist two weeks after collecting, had a new battery, generic diagnostics logged faulty brake switch, had it replaced, lights came back on following day.
Have also had CD change itself, faulty rear Brake warning light come on maybe 10 occasions, now have tyre pressure light on.
Insurance company refusing to pay for any more work as believe faults are mechanical, normal wear and tear, already present prior to vandalism.
Insist I take to Audi franchise for diagnostics report to show faults and discuss findings.Had to turn car over 4 times to get ABS and ESP show, diagnostics done while warning lights show.
Result was ABS module OK, faulty brake switch, I advised technician replaced a few weeks ago with no improvement but go ahead with replacement on understanding that garage will refund charges if does not solve problem.
Following day lights come back on…
Possibly unrelated but have park sensors malfunction.
So, many lights flashing at me, not a lot of technical knowledge, very little assistance from insurance company or Audi dealer and an MOT looming on the horizon.
I think the nominated repairers have wired something up wrong but would appreciate your thoughts.