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#12 of 70 Re: Lightly driven 2000 audi tt with electrical drain [ttchuck]
Mar 20, 2006 (6:03 pm)
I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM ... or at least it sounds like it. I recently moved to DC so no longer need to drive every day..every time I leave my car over 24 hours (even if it is a nice warm garage) it will not start...i dont even hear the engine grinding just click click click when i try and turn it.
The instrument panel all reverts back to July 1st 1998. The horn when i lock it stops beeping. And no go on the starting of the car
So...I have been to the dealer twice thusfar and no such luck on it being fixed (and right now it is sitting in my garage with a sad look on its face b/c i need to take it in again). The dealer has no idea what is going on by the way.
1st time i took it to dealer I had them check all the electrical draws and then replace the battery.
2nd time it happened I told them that they needed to check all the electrical draws again and this time they found an error in the central control module (the big brain for the TT) this was not good and cost me over a grande to fix.
I'll let you know what they "figure out" this time but I am not hopefull - I would reall appreciate anything you find on the subject as well!
#13 of 70 Re: Lightly driven 2000 audi tt with electrical drain [easall]
May 16, 2006 (8:58 pm)
Did you ever find the solution to this problem. I go on business trips of about a week every few months and each time I come back the car is completely dead. I've taken it in three times and each time they say there is no problem with the battery.
#14 of 70 Re: Lightly driven 2000 audi tt with electrical drain [ttchuck]
May 26, 2006 (12:18 pm)
I own a 2001 TT and have had the same problem that you've encountered.
Since my car was under warranty I took it back a week ago and the diagnosis from the Audi Dealer was a power drain due to the instrument cluster and a faulty dimmer switch which flickered and buzzed when I used it.
Solution was to replace the whole instrument cluster (electrical), a new dimmer switch and now the car seems to run fine.....I will keep in touch though just in case the problem happens again.
Hope this helps you.
May 30, 2006 (10:56 am)
I'm purchasing a 2001 TT 225HP Roadster with 38K miles...For $60/month more (over 72 months) the dealer is offering me a CNA warranty allowing me to take the car to any Audi dealer for 4 years or 48,000 miles...Should I get it? Doesn't cover normal wear and tear, and since this is the "problems" forum, I'm wondering what you all think? At this point, the car has been inspected and is free of any probs... I drive maybe 10-15 miles a day max. Thanks for your advice!
#16 of 70 Re: PLEASE ADVISE! [ginameyerr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 31, 2006 (8:04 am)
Well let's see...given the miles you drive a year (roughly 5,400) at the end of FOUR years...the end of your warranty...you would have spent $2,880 to protect the car for an additional 21,840 miles, or a total mileage on the car of about 59,000.
Doesn't seem like a good bet for you given the number of miles you drive and the cumulative miles on the car.
I'm not clear about this $60/month additional over 72 months, since your warranty will run out in 48 months.
#17 of 70 Re: PLEASE ADVISE! [ginameyerr]
Jun 02, 2006 (6:31 am)
My advice is don't bother with the Audi warrantee. Audi does not like to pay for extended warrantee broken parts. It much like fighting with an insurance company! They may pay, but only after you fight with them and beat them down. Like any used car, you will have some problems, hopefully not too costly.
#18 of 70 Re: Lightly driven 2000 audi tt with electrical drain [cogster]
Nov 06, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I've recently started to have a similar electrical drain on my 2000 tt. Since September, if the car sits for more than a day, it won't start... of course I changed the battery, which was original, then moved from NJ to DC.
The problem came back right away, especially since I now take public transportation to work more often than not, and so the care is driven less.
Suffice to say, it has been at the dealer as I don't know any Audi specialists is the area. Over two weeks this past month of diagnostics, a system code reset, then eventually a new instrument cluster, at 2200 dollars later, the problem still occurs.
Every time the car fails, it's been sitting for a few days, and when I open the drivers side door, there is a clicking in it... can't tell exactly where, but I have always stuck to the belief that the problem is in some accessory motor/sensor/switch which thinks the car is on or the door is open when it's not. Audi did a "thorough" check and did not find a problem there ir in any of the wiring...
Has anyone had any resolution to this problem? Any suggestions for a good auto electrics shop in the DC area? I can't take this anymore! If I want the car to start in the morning, I have to disconnect the battery,,, and that won't be a good idea for very long.
Oct 14, 2007 (6:43 pm)
my car is audi tt 2001 225hp was sit for 1 week no driveing and now my battery die i put a new one still the same my gague die all the ligth go on and my new battery is dead too this is my firt time happen to me so if any one know what is the problen and where a can fix please let me knoe thanks
#21 of 70 Re: audi tt 2001 [joice2800]
Dec 17, 2007 (2:32 pm)
I have simiar issue with 05 plate TT, still has less than 6Kmiles. When left for 2 weeks without being run, it suffers complete battery drain. I have had the engine ECU replaced (under warranty) but the Fault has just reappeared!
My exprience tells me that this is an itermittant software issue, depending on the status of the interrupt flags at engine shutdown a sneak earth leakage path is set up thus allowing the battery to drain at different rates. Starting the engine resets the Flag system and temporarily clears the fault.