Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
Hopefully you can provide the answer I've been looking for.
I'm sure I can....reading through now
I have an appt with my Audi dealer next week and I am totally freaked and worried that this is going to cost weigh too much to diagnose and repair
Ok, couple of possibilities here
the easy one would be a faulty rear door latch. They're about $170 and take 2 hours to replace...
but with the fact that moving around while driving affects it, I'm thinking this is deeper than that
and the driver's seat is going ot have to be removed to check for chafed wiring between the seat area and the lower part of the pillar between the front and rear doors
that sounds more likely
removing and reinstalling the seat is pretty easy. Maybe a 30 minute job. Then wire tracing and repairing, another 2-3 hours of shop time, at the most
was wondering if the lights coming on during a hard right turn would indicate an issue with the fuel float sensor or sending unit
nope, definitely not that
it is all connected to the computer - right?
well, to a point, sure, but this isn't a computer problem, I'm certain
So you think this is a wire issue under the driver seat? likely expensive to repair????
not terribly, I wouldn't think. Figire no more than 3 hours, multiplied by their shop rate. Or if it's a door latch, about $450 parts and labor
one other issue I've noticed is that the audio from the car radio develops a scratchy sound after it has been on for awhile. I don't think my speakers are bad because the radio usually sounds fine when I first turn it on. The scratchy sound develops after awhile. Is that a case of a loss wire somewhere???
or could this all be connected the problem with the wire under the driver seat???
if it's from the left rear, yes, possibly. Although these speakers do tend to fail after 10 years or so
So how do I get a copy of these discussion to share with the repair shop....so they don't spend more time than they need to trying to diagnose the problem
you will have the option to print it out after rating. You should receive a link to the session in your email that you used to sign up for the site
OK. how do I let you know if you're analysis was correct?
you will also be able to respond to it afterwards, but it will be in email format rather than chat
thank you very much. I hope you're right with the diagnosis.
I'm very confident it's one of the two
I work on quite a few of these
so you've encountered this problem previously??? with A6sss?
and have done both repairs
about 10x as many door latches as wiring repairs, for what it's worth
Is this a repair that only an Audi dealer can or should do? or can it be handled by my regular mechanic who services my car now?
if your regular mechanic is very familiar with Audi, sure. Otherwise I recommend an Audi/Euro specialist or dealer
I'm curious tho...if it is the door latch in the rear...why does the problem only occur when my husband is driving? It doesn't happen when I;m behind the wheel.
impossible for me to know for sure, which is why I suggested wiring as a possible solution, rather than just the door latch
OK. At least I have a few leads I can suggest they check out when I drop it off. thank you and I will let you know if you were right.
Dropped my car off this morning with Audi dealer. Brought along your comments about the potential problem. Let's see how long it takes them to confirm the problem. I'll keep you posted ....I am worried about the cost for this repair given that Audi tends to charge a lot more for labor
Hi-- just to close loop on this problem. It was a wire in the driver's seat. it was apparently cracked I think and rubbing against the seat frame..grounding through the seat (whatever that means)
the seat had to be disassembled where the tech found the damaged section of the wire which he replaced. Took several hours and ended up costing about $460. They only charged me for some of the labor hours.
Not happy but the expense but not much I could do about that. Thanks for your quick response. Hope my case helps others who experience a similar problem.