A3 1.8T won't start in the mornings - Please Help!
Knew about this problem since the first day I bought it but figured it was the battery since it had been parked for over a week in the sub-zero temperatures around here. Problem is, in the mornings, it literally doesn't even tick over. I put the key in, all the lights come on, radio, fans etc and when I turn the key, nothing happens. The lights don't dim, the engine doesn't even try to turn over, there's no relay sounds or straining starter motor.
However, later in the day, I'll try it again and it'll start first flick with absolutely no problems for the rest of the day. So I ran a diagnostic last night and it threw up a Low Battery Voltage code but after we cleared it, it was showing about 12.5V (after a 5 minute drive). Anyway, this morning again it doesn't start, so I try jumping it from my Mrs' Pug 306 1.9TDi with some puny cables and it didn't make any difference at all, still not even attempting to turn over.
Could this be due to the ****ty Pug and ****tier cables or has anyone else got any suggestions? I want to take it in for a full service tomorrow (cos the dash says it needs one) but I can't guarentee it's even going to start tomorrow to get it there.
Would massively appreciate any input on this at all because I'm all out of ideas and don't want this problem to taint my otherwise awesome new car :'(