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Hello; I am new at this forum and would like some advice. I am in the process of buying an '04 A4 either the 1.8t or the 3.0 quattros automatic, but people have been telling me that Audi is famous for having electrical problems. Any of you out there with A4s have had any problems regarding the electrical system? Please let me know. Thanks in advance. znaika.gif

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I had an electrical failure on my 03 A4 Cab when it was 6months old. It transpired to be the Steering Wheel EEC that had died. Sorted quickly enough and has been fine. The car went absolutely mad when the EEC died. Aparantely the car uses a databus to transmit all the none essential commands around the car. I suppose new technology is always going to have a few teething troubles.

I wouldn't let it put you off.

Cheers

CabMac

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There have been two well-known electrical issues recently with Audis: the coil pack problem and the TT "dropping windows" problem.

The only problem I've had with recent Audis was a faulty hood closure sensor on the cab. Generally pretty robust in my experience - certainly I wouldn't cite electrical issues as a reason to avoid Audis.

Cheers, viffer

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There have been two well-known electrical issues recently with Audis: the coil pack problem and the TT "dropping windows" problem.

The only problem I've had with recent Audis was a faulty hood closure sensor on the cab. Generally pretty robust in my experience - certainly I wouldn't cite electrical issues as a reason to avoid Audis.

Cheers, viffer

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Correct, but only two does not constitute a general statement of unrealiable electrics on Audi's. For me the statement poinst more towards in car electrics of which the only one I know about is the TT window issue, but electric adjusting seats, displays, climate control, relays, switches etc have not got a bad reputation IMO.

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