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#2228 of 2367 1997 Audi A4 turn signals/hazards do not work
Aug 08, 2010 (2:38 pm)
Hi All: I have checked forum posts for problem shown above. My understanding is that the hazard flasher is integrated within the hazard switch itself. My problem is rather strange...the hazard flashers AND the turn signals quit working simultaneously. Also, not only is there no flashing, the lamps do not even light up when the turn signals or hazard lamps are activated. Can I assume that unless the hazard flasher controls BOTH hazard light and turn signal functions, the problem is being caused by something else? I have pulled and checked EVERY fuse in the fuse panel under the left side fuse panel cover. Is there another fuse panel that I am not aware of? Also, if there is a separate flasher for the turn signals, can anyone advise of the location and/or part number of the flasher? Mystified... audiphile3/vwdawg
#2229 of 2367 New Used 2000 Quattro Owner
Aug 16, 2010 (8:58 pm)
I bought a 2000 A4 Quattro last week and today I had the oil changed for the 1st time. They put 5 quarts of synthetic oil in it. This afternoon the check engine light came on and when I had it checked, the message related to the catalytic converter warm up below thresh hold. The car has a slight leak over one of the fuel injector s which I have scheduled to be fixed and to have the injector looked at for damage. Could these be related issues? The car didn't have an owners manual so I'm looking for one. I am new to auto mechanics but would like to understand what is happening with my car. Thanks for any words of wisdom!
#2230 of 2367 Re: New Used 2000 Quattro Owner [mrsjjjones]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:11 am)
Get that injector leak fixed and then clear that code and see if it comes back. Converters are very sensitive to air/fuel ratios and if your leak is causing it to run lean it could be throwing that code. Also, did they use the full 5 quarts of oil? If they did that's an over-fill for the 2.0 engine (assuming that's what you have and not the V6). I would check the oil level as well and be sure it's not over the maximum fill line. If you have too much oil in the engine it can foam up as the crankshaft whips it up and that cause issues.
#2231 of 2367 Re: New Used 2000 Quattro Owner [rowlandj]
Aug 17, 2010 (6:17 am)
I have the V6 engine in my Audi.
#2232 of 2367 Re: New Used 2000 Quattro Owner [rowlandj]
Aug 17, 2010 (8:05 am)
I double checked with the mechanic who changed the oil and he said he called in to check and they actually put 6 quarts of oil into the engine. Is that correct on the V6?
We will fix the leak and check over the injector and go from there on the other error. Thanks.
#2233 of 2367 Re: New Used 2000 Quattro Owner [mrsjjjones]
Aug 19, 2010 (7:50 am)
I cannot be sure if that's correct for the V6, but 6 quarts 'could' be correct.
#2234 of 2367 Re: New Used 2000 Quattro Owner [mrsjjjones]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 19, 2010 (8:26 am)
6 quarts with the oil filter is correct.
#2236 of 2367 Re: 1997 Audi A4 turn signals/hazards do not work [audiphile3]
Aug 23, 2010 (8:07 am)
Hello all: Just replying to follow my original post (#2228) from 8/810. I did discover that BOTH the hazard and turn signal flashers are integrated into the hazard warning SWITCH located in the center of the dash. This was after I had pulled out the lower dash cover underneath the steering wheel, found SEVERAL devices that looked like they might have been flasher units, and bought a new one that didn't solve the problem (couldn't return it, of course). Anyway, the plastic trim around the radio must be popped out, which accesses two 10MM bolt heads, remove the bolts, pull out the metal frame, then just pull the old flasher switch straight out. I found a flasher at a salvage yard for $5, but they can be found new on line for around $60. Good luck...audiphile1/vwdawg
#2237 of 2367 Hard steering on '97 A4
Aug 24, 2010 (11:55 am)
Hello, all: '97 A4 2.8Q w/ 80k miles. Steering rack was leaking PS fluid through seals. Replaced both high and low pressure hoses (got them custom made at a hydraulics supplier using old fittings, for a lot less than buying new ones), and also put in a used rack. This solved the leakage, but now the steering is rather hard. Could this be due to air in the system, and should the system be bled? Any other possible causes here? Feedback much appreciated. Thanks! vwdawg/audiphile1