I own an 2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8t, and it turns on, and then turns off?

Asked by Dec 11, 2014 at 01:05 PM about the 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently after a carwash is when this first started happening, but then again I am able to
drive after a while, but then it goes back to the on and off thing, and I can't even move it. I
replaced the batter with a new one. I also notice that when I turn the key just for the
electric functions, the dashboard does not turn on sometimes, could it have to be with
some sort of water damage?

1 Answer

9,325

nope generaly a cars electrical system is protected inside your car. This sounds like an electrical problem tho for sure. Have some one or your self check all the main power leads to your starter and alternator and any where else the power cables lead to checked. Also check all your ground wires if they look really rusty or corrodied take ti off and clean it. If your still having the issue take your car to a vw/audi dealer or a vw/audi specialist that has the proper diagnostic tools and have them diagnose your main instrument cluster(the thing your speedo and rpms gauge is attached to) for any bugs. Some times these cars get bad computer moduals or a burnt out circit in the instrument cluster that can cause this issue. also have them check your ignition unit (the place you put hte key to start the car) as this is also anouther thing that can fail and cause this issue.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Audi A4 Questions

Audi A4 Experts

#1 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 3,210
#2 lukeyramone
lukeyramone
Reputation 520
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
972 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A6
159 Great Deals out of 6,470 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
444 Great Deals out of 26,582 listings starting at $2,000
Used Audi S4
43 Great Deals out of 1,604 listings starting at $4,500
Used Audi A3
69 Great Deals out of 6,351 listings starting at $3,700
Used BMW 5 Series
459 Great Deals out of 15,988 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Ford Mustang
470 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Audi A8
39 Great Deals out of 2,024 listings starting at $3,490
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
418 Great Deals out of 19,905 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Audi A4 For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 4,837 listings starting at $27,999
2016 Audi A4 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 210 listings starting at $23,577
2015 Audi A4 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 332 listings starting at $18,800
2014 Audi A4 For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,273 listings starting at $14,996
2013 Audi A4 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 467 listings starting at $11,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.