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Hot Start problem with brake light flashing.

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by delc83, Feb 4, 2012.

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    [Feb 4, 2012]
    Hi

    I have a 55 plate A4, 140bhp, BLB - (ouch, had the balance shaft changed to gear mechanism!)

    It starts fine from cold, however if I've been driving it for a while then turn the engine off, and then start it up again it starts but takes a bit larger than normal and then the brake light flashes 3 times. I've changed all 4 brake disc's/pads, brake fluid level is fine. Can anyone help or is this another common fault??


    Thanks in advance
    Del
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    [Feb 4, 2012]
    mine does the same, never noticed that it takes longer to start up but just flashed up, i just ignore it and carry on like nothing has happened lol, but will keep my eye on this thread for the answer
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    This also happens to me and i just live with it. If anyone has a cheap fix i'm all ears.
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    I have moved the wire that connects to the battery near the brake fluid reservoir on top of the reservoir, and the brake light flashing has stopped, but still taking longer to fire up.
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    [Apr 13, 2012]
    Could just be the old starter heat soak issue.
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