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Old 1st November 2017, 08:10 AM
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Hi I have a 1997 4.2 Quattro sport I've had the car 15 years last week the the battery ran flat I charged the battery but when I got back into the car it had no roof interior lights and the sunroof doesn't work the lights in the doors and footwell still work I've checked the fuses any ideas I'm pulling my hair out (ps I don't have a lot left) thanks peter
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Old 1st November 2017, 09:49 AM
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Try disconnecting the battery briefly.

I've had similar weirdness happen after a flat battery. The voltage dip (or 'brownout') can leave some ECUs in a confused state.
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Old 1st November 2017, 10:15 AM
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Or pull the relevant fuses briefly? Might be worth trying that first.
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Old 1st November 2017, 05:35 PM
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Do the windscreen wipers work? I used to get similar it turned out to be the ignition barrel / connection fixed by just turning the key back very slightly after starting
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Old 1st November 2017, 09:18 PM
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It still does that too ^ Confused the hell out of the MoT guy on Monday until I told him what to do!
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Old 2nd November 2017, 05:51 PM
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It still does that too ^ Confused the hell out of the MoT guy on Monday until I told him what to do!
Ha ha did he not know that, pfff.

I like to stay with my cars for MOT's for those sort of reasons. I once had a 40 year old Land Rover fail on "Passenger door not opening" when I got there I put the key in the door lock unlocked it and opened the door. He just looked at me and said "the drivers door was already open and i tried it from the inside"
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Old 3rd November 2017, 04:28 PM
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Mmm normally I do stay with them, but I couldn't this time as it was a 'squeeze it in when there's time' job since, despite asking a week in advance, they forgot to book me a slot
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Old 4th November 2017, 12:57 PM
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Talk about ironic. Last week 30 miles into my 400 mile round trip I had brake issues, not a very good pedal, bit soft. All I could do was top up the fluid that was a bit low but half way between min and max. Dint make much difference. Now end of Sept I had a few bits done on the van and on the bill was, visual brake check and 1.5 hours. I obviously queried that when I settled up by saying what were they looking at for an hour and a half, or words to that affect. Anyway I paid the bill in full and said to my self I'd not go back.
80 miles in and I have grinding from the front. I've been nursing it the whole journey home trying not to use the foot brakes as much as possible.
I done the brakes myself today and this is what I pulled out

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Old 5th November 2017, 09:00 PM
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I think you need to learn how to post a photo Dezzy!
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