I have an '03 A4Q 3.0 Sport, 6spd. Is it OK to have the ignition on
without the engine running? I think I can hear the fuel pump running
in this position. If this will eventually damage something like the
coils, how can I listen to the radio with the engine off without an
Normally -using the original wiring- the radio works without the ignition
With ignition on you hera the fuel pump but only for a second or so, just to
build up pressure.
Nothing happens to the electrical circuit.
Just be careful
Just be careful. I played my radio with the ignition on, but fell asleep, and
four hours later, woke up to a dead
battery <G>, but I am sure it can be used for a little less than that without
On 30 Jul 2004 10:55:13 -0700, email@example.com (howitzer) wrote:
RTFM. On my A3 the radio can be used without the ignition switched on,
and it turns itself off automatically after 1 hour (no flat battery).
Just turn the radio on after removing the key from the ignition.
Isn't it a standard facility throughout the Audi range? Presumably,
however, that doesn't happen with non-Audi replacement radios.
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All new A4s (I have an '03 3.0 CVT) don't require the key in the ignition at
all to listen to the radio. Just push the power (volume) button... the
radio can be used for exactly one hour before the car automatically shuts it
off-- just as it does with the map lights if you accidently turn those on...
you CANNOT run down the battery in the car! I do the one hour radio trick
whenever I wash my car; it always goes off like clockwork in one hour.
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