Hello all, can you help !!!
I have a 1998 A4 1.8 Turbo Sport with an ignition fault. I have had it
at the local dealer on the VAGCOM and it came up with 'WEAK SIGNAL'. I
have done many hours of research on the net about this and theories
vary a great deal.
1) Is this a known fault ? if so what is the problem
2) Before I go spending £100's on things that might not fix it, here
is what I have been told it could be.....
· New Key required
· New Barrell required
· New Signal unit required
· Problems with the coils
· Apparently there is a wire that is on the steering column that
connects the reader coil and this was designed too short and as such
with movement to the steering column can cause this to faulter and come
What the problem basically is - When you start the car, it runs for
approx 2-3 seconds then cuts out, sometimes it will start on the second
go but sometimes 3-5 attempts is required. I cant think that it is the
key as I have 3 and they all do the same......
Please see if you can give me a definitive fix as everyone seems to
have different ideas about what the problem is / what is failing......
Many thanks in advance