Audi A3 Totally Dead...Not Battery...Please Help!
I have a 2002 Audi A3 Turbo sport which I've had from 10 months old and is low mileage.
Approximately 4 years ago I had a problem when the car wouldn't start and thought it was the battery so had this replaced. However, problem persisted and I found out by accident that if I disconnected and reconnected the power (just positive terminal on battery) the car seemed to reset itself and everything was ok. So, for the past few years I have been doing this on a regular basis and, whilst inconvenient, it has got me through.
This morning, however, the car is totally dead with no power whatsover to anything. Had to open manually with the key. Tried the battery trick which, as I expected, didn't work. The battery is sparking and I really don't believe it is drained.
Am sure this is an electrical rather than mechanical fault which means that my local garage probably won't touch it. I read something about relays and fuses but am not sure what I should be checking. I know where the fuses are but wouldn't have thought that one on it's own should throw out the entire car.
Does anyone have any advice or has anyone experienced this before?
As I lost my job a year ago I really can't afford to get this to a garage at the moment.
Many thanks for any input :bye: