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3 Beeps, but.....

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Sulli79, Jan 6, 2014.

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    After an extended period off the road, my TQS went for an mot today.
    after jumpstarting i got 3 beeps for abs, but wasn't worried about that as it cleared almost immediately.

    but on the journey to the test centre 3 beeps for oil, look at the dials and the revs are stumbling down and go to zero. so coast to the curb immediately and turn keys off, only then do i realise the engine was still running.

    only 100 yards from the test centre so i figure what the hell and start up, drive in a low gear to get revs over 2500k, no beeps, pull into garage and the rev counter dies and i get 3 beeps,

    has anyone had this before?

    is my pump knackered and the rev counter just a coincidence?

    or if the rev counter fail will the oil pressure alarm go off?

    Cheers
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    sounds more like some sort of wiring issue or fault in the cluster?

    maybe check for corrosion or dampness in the wiring connectors etc?
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    Iv had the oil light trigger on my 1.8t (The big red "STOP YOUR CAR" one!!) and my revs didnt drop. As above, sounds more like a funny cluster issue than anything else. Have you checked your oil level?! Mine was pretty low hen mine triggers and I put the light down to lack of oil in the sump. A quick top up from the emergency oil bottle in the boot sorted me out.

    Jack
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    if the battery has gone flat and be sat for a while you may have to drive the car for a few miles (if poss ) with out stopping so the car will learn the basic settings which may have been lost due to flat battery
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    Yeah it's been stood a while, bit damp in the boot, so hopefully it will sort itself with regular use!
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