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Why does my car sometimes beep at me when I turn the ignition on?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3Kent, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    Yeah possibly an ice warning
     
  2. Neale_hardie

    Neale_hardie New Member

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    Took my battery out and charged it and got it tested after a good 8hrs charge and the test came back saying battery was no good so replaced the battery and have had no "beep" and "ESP system failure"
     
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    Mine did it this morning. 7 degrees and this time I caught the message and it flashed up esp fault :/ But there is nothing wrong with my car.
     
  4. NHN

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    I would check abs connections on each corner, clean up, maybe some electrical cleaner/spray, see if helps with initial conductivity as that's what it is, slow response to an electrical connection, probably due to the cold.
     
  5. Phil-1

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    Been out today and cleaned all the ABS contacts with "contact cleaner"
    Thanks Phil
     
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    No bleep so far, so it's looking like NHN was right 👍
     
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    Lets hope its that easy fix tbh fella, I'll be happy for you if it is.
     
  8. Phil-1

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    It's still looking good. Went out over the weekend and it's seams to be fine. Fingers crossed 👍
     
  9. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    My cars been stood since 22nd December (that's another story) it's been started a few times but now it's very flat and getting a different warning on the dash, each time we try to start it after being on jump leads for a while, think friends car hasn't got enough amps tbh)
     
  10. Djwoody

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    I think I've sussed the problem on my car -
    It only seems to happen when I'm a bit eager and turn the ignition on too quick. (i.e. not waiting for all lights, glow plugs etc to go out).
    If I turn the ignition to the first position, put my seat belt on, then start the car, there is never a beep.

    Like someone mentioned before, if you are too eager then the car hasn't completed all the sensor checks and throws up an error.
    Just wait another 2 seconds and take your time. lol. :)
     
  11. Bedders

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    Yep another one that can attest to the single beep ESP warning as a shot battery. I got mine from here & cannot recommend them enough & the price is very competitive!

    E44 Varta Silver Car Battery 77Ah (577400078) - Car Batteries - Varta Car Batteries

    That's for mine which is a 2.0tdi bmn 170 bhp. Can tell the difference in starting as its well up on cold cranking amps over the original.....not sure if its 560 or 600 on standard & 780 on the Varta.
     
  12. Djwoody

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    That's a great price!
     
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    See how it goes but I think it'll still beep sometimes!

    Mine did this morning (battery 6months old). I think I agree it is not letting all the systems do a check before starting the car, definitely a bug somewhere with the ESP.
     
  14. Phil-1

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    I have found why mine only does it when the wife is driving

    last night we wend out, I had already had a drink so she jumped in the cat when it was cold and started it without waiting for the glow plugs to go out, when I told her that as its a diesel you have to wait she did say that some times it takes a bit to get it started.:banghead::banghead:
     

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