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Time keeps resetting on A3 clocks...???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by xs2man, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. xs2man

    xs2man Member

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    Hi guys,

    Having a small problem with my A3. The time on the clocks sometimes goes dodgy. Not all the time, but at least 3 times now I have had to reset the time. Any ideas what could cause this?
     
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  3. PH1L

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    have you checked for discharge on your battery i may be misinterpreting your post though, what about a vag come check?
     
  4. Gee.

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    Same happens to mine. Sometimes the clock digits go all random, but when it does actually show properly; I set the right time, and then it resets again when I start the car up.
     
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    Weak battery?
     
  6. Mick a3

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    Most likely to be the battery, Happened with mine and eventually it got to the point the alarm kept going off. Stuck a new battery in it an had no problems since.

    My battery was almost 7 years old.
     
  7. sulaiman

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    do you have an after market hid kit fitted? if so move the ballast away from the battery and that will solve the resetting clocks problem.
     
  8. xs2man

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    No after-market HID's so that's okay. She has been struggling a little to start recently, and the glow-plugs were changed last year, so shouldn't be that, so I did suspect the battery. Shame, don't really want to shell out on a new one. Just put on a heap of tax, bought new tyres and discs/pads, and I'm wanting to sell the darned thing...
     
  9. NHN

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    Get the better Varta Ultra Dynamic version from Audi mate, much better than the Varta Blue version that they fit & it only cost me £70 last year where as others were quoting £130.
     

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