Detail: Sometimes when jumping in my 1997 Audi A4 the car has no power (no interior/ dash lights / and nothing happens when I turn the Key). If I wait a minute the cars power (interior lights come on) and I able to start the car. What can be the issue? I have recently installed a new battery.
Solution: Hi Check your battery terminals and make sure there not loose it sounds like a bad earth to me Hope this helps Nick , Hi, a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck! , Did you get the solution to this, I have the same problem , what makes you think its the fuel pump.......explain your problems (codes if you have any)and i might be able to help you......please give a good description of your fault please , If it is the display for the gears flashing, this indicates a fault with the gearbox system, this is more common on multitronic gearbox's , Folks, Just found my problem ...... There's a flexible conduit (corrugated rubber sleeve) between the driver's door and the door arch which contains the wiring loom for the drivers door central locking/door speaker/electric windows/mirrors etc....discovered when I slipped off the sleeve that 4 cables in the wiring loom had broken due to repeated flexing when drivers door was opened/closed over the years (2001 Audi A4). Resoldered broken wires and insulated same....now working better than ever again ...ie dashboard back lighting seems brighter than it had been for some time? Also drivers door loudspeaker is back in action again (hadn't noticed that it had gone). It's kinda difficult to reseat the rubber sleeving correctly after the repair job...will probably use some silicone sealant on the sleeve to ensure that there is no water ingress to wiring loom afterwards. I'm not too impressed with Audi design people after that, should have used cable that has a better flexibility rating (esp on drivers door!). Paul. , If it's an analog clock, pull out on the stalk closest to it (the small one protruding from the cluster), and then turn it to the right - that will advance the clock.