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Car won't start - HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Donny_DJ, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Donny_DJ
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    Scenario:

    1. Bought car
    2. A few days later it won't start (clicking noise from engine when turning the key?). No lights/bulbs left on.
    3. Got it jump started but still doesn't start alone
    4. New Bosch battery fitted - seems ok now
    5. A week later battery is dead so doesn't start?!!
    Anyone tell me what's going on please? Meanwhile I'll be having words with the dealer I bought it from :mad:

    Thanks!
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  2. SWILKO
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    I would suggest the alternator is not charging the battery...

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  3. bluequattro
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    as swilko has suggested m8, or something else draining the battery, glovebox light staying on etc, do a search on this m8
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  4. shady-ninja
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    its either the althernator or somthing intrevanously draining or discharging the battery especialy when the engine is off.
    does the car have an aftermarket stereo, parrot kit, neon wash wiper lights, E.T.C.
    GET THE CAR OVER TO AN EXPERIENCED AUTO ELECTRICIAN to get it plugged and tested.
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    Do you have Bluetooth ? I'm sure I've read on here somewhere that certain Bluetooth units can cause serious battery drain !
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  6. colicabcadam
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    yea sounds like a dead autonator or somehting is sucking juice from it

    o you have a volt meter? what's the voltage of the battery whilst the car is running?
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  7. Donny_DJ
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    Thanks v much to all who replied - much appreciated. It's getting looked in to an Audi specialist to sort!
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  8. yuan2211
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    donny dj sounds like i have the same issue do let us know how you get on
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