A quick question, so hopefully a quick answer!
I've just had what appears to be the standard relay failure, ie: indicators flash once at the most, and hazards have same symptoms.
Question is, where is the relay - behind hazard switch or in the relay box below steering wheel.
Thanks for the replies - looks like a unanimous YES.
HTC - I was wondering same thing - if it was replaced with a metal one, does that mean I can leave it until the next belt change at 200,000!
It's coming up to cambelt change time - again, up to 152,000 miles now.
The question is - should I get the water pump changed again, it was replaced with the last belt change, at about 80,000.
Car is 1.8T.
Thanks in advance.
Couple of days late - but thought I'd chip in:
My '98 1.8T has 128K and apart from the damn rattly seat, is going strong. Just changed the battery for 1st time, and other than a fuel relay letting me down - no major probs, that's the kiss of death...
The copper grease needs to go on the pins and/or the rear of the pads. Not on the mating surfaces - obviously.
I've got the opposite radio problem, FM excellent, MW/LW awful. Also worse when it's cold - choke interference or something similar maybe?
Thanks madvw, but battery was strong - was more like a fuel relay as engine turned over but no spark - possibly. But then engine compartment stunk of fuel, so wasn't that. Car did get very damp overnight, but no different from any other night really.
Anyway, starts now, so until next time....
My '98 1.8T wouldn't start this morning - althought that isn't the funny bit - that was a pain in the A. However it's now going but the trip meter and computer have zeroed themselves. Apart from swearing a lot and trying the ignition repeatedly over a few hours - I did nothing else. Any thoughts...
Had to use dealer as I'm 500 miles from home at the moment - but they got the part overnight - which was good, but £22 for a relay - which was bad!
Still, up and running now, so can enjoy the empty roads of North Scotland.
My relay has given up - do I need to go to a dealer for a new one, or will "John Smith Motors" be able to help me out at a fraction of the cost?
I have the offending article in my sweaty palm so can take it with me.
Thanks in advance.
Can the perspex cover over the chassis number on the bulkhead be replaced. Mine has completely disintegrated and at a cursory first look it seems to be attached fairly well (what's left of it) to the surround.
Not a very excitng question, but any help appreciated.
Sorry it's taken so long to respond to the replies to my original question - have been busy cutting up, sorry "making a creative and finely judged use of the road".
The point Mr Teatray is, that it WAS an A3, and surely we'd like to think that A3 drivers are slighty above that sort of thing...