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#2236 of 2367 Re: 1997 Audi A4 turn signals/hazards do not work [audiphile3]
Aug 23, 2010 (9:07 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 (12:55 pm)
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
#2239 of 2367 fuel rail pressure
Aug 29, 2010 (7:36 am)
I have a 2007 A4 and I am getting a code for fuel rail pressure too low. The fuel pump and pressure regulator has been changed but still getting code. When trying to accelerate car loses power and bogs down. Any suggestions?
#2240 of 2367 Re: fuel rail pressure [wwlane]
Aug 31, 2010 (12:29 pm)
Is the car OK at idle? If so you may have a blocked fuel filter.
#2241 of 2367 2011 A4 - Steering wheel
Aug 31, 2010 (6:12 pm)
I just purchased a 2011 A4 - awesome car. Although, as soon as I left the dealer I noticed that the steering wheel is off-set a little to the left (sometimes almost an inch). The car does maintain straight on the road, and the alignment and drive of the car is 100%. This is not due to the crest in the road - the wheel is still cocked on a perfectly level, straight paved road. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this problem with their Audi and what to do. I don't want to (or have the dealer) mess with the alignment if not neccessary.
#2242 of 2367 Re: 2011 A4 - Steering wheel [stickball13]
Sep 01, 2010 (8:28 am)
If it is just a poorly installed steering wheel they should be able to remove it and shift it a a few 'splines' to line it up properly.
#2243 of 2367 Brake / Tail Bulbs
Sep 06, 2010 (3:28 pm)
So I opted to swap out my own rear bulbs. Removing the assembly was easy enough, but finding the right bulbs killed me. Converting GE bulb numbers to Sylvania numbers; matching prongs and Volts and Watts. Ugh. Anyone else had this issue?
#2244 of 2367 Re: Brake / Tail Bulbs [embeeduece]
Sep 09, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Replacing rear light bulbs is a challenge. I had taken my car to a local Goodyear dealer that I trusted and they got it wrong. I drove off after the repair and then after a while the light was out again. In addition to the problem of figuring out the right bulb, they broke a piece of the bracket holding in the light fixture so that now it doesn't quite fit in tighly like it should. I ended up taking it back to the dealer for them to install it (free) and a few trips to Pep Boys to get the right bulb.
I found this experience to be a perfect example of how it can be frustrating to own a luxury car instead of a Honda Accord as I had before.
#2245 of 2367 2010 a4 reliability issues
Sep 14, 2010 (4:13 pm)
So I'm in the process of choosing a new car and I have narrowed it down to three wagons. The A4 Avant, the BMW 3 series wagon, and the Cadillac CTS wagon. I'm having a very hard time deciding. I was totally set on the A4 but a neighbor warned me to stay absolutely away due to the ongoing issues of his. Everything from the ipod connectivity to the engine sucking a quart of oil every 2k miles kept his 09 A4 in the shop more than on the road. So I thought to ask everyone here in this forum if they know of any below average reliability or maintenance issues with the newer A4's... Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated!