Tip & How-To about 2004 Audi A4

Battery Replacement

If you still have your stock battery, try adding DESTILLED WATER ONLY to the fill cap indicated by the yellow arrows. Most batteries sold here in the states are maintenance free type ones. Fill the battery up to the fill lines on the side before trying to charge her up. If charging doesnt work, its time to replace

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Ive noticed there is a lead running from my battery terminals & has a plug on the end but I’m not sure where it goes. I feel this is why the battery is not holding its charge ?

Sounds like it may be a battery charger wire. Not sure with out more info. But if your batteries are over 3 yrs old then they are at their life expectancy ... time for a new one. Or you can get a good battery charger that does a reverse charge and you may get more time.. Top off with destilled water and destilled only of it is the style that can open.. Clean the terminals on the battery and the wire with a terminal cleaner tool.... About 10 $ if that doesn't help once the battery is changed you can get a tester for another 10$ that slips into your cigarette lighter and will tell you if your alternator is still good. ... the other common problems are loading up your car with stereo equipment or extra devices that over power the alternator.. The more you got the bigger the battery and alternator needs to be and the other problem is a fellow not replacing the battery wires every 5 years .. They corrode on the inside under the plastic and get a white powder or green white powder which eventually kills them by degrading how much power reaches the battery to charge it.

Jan 10, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

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Car won't start after battery was cleaned.

what do mean the battery was cleaned ? was the fluids inside removed ?

or was the terminals (where the cables connect) cleaned due to some whitish build up ?

If the fluids inside were cleaned you can try (and this will probably not work). remove the battery from the car.

open the battery (the caps where the water goes in). remove the fluid inside (be careful it may be sulfuric acid) then rinse out the battery a couple of times with hot water.

leave battery in sun with caps off to dry out completely.

fill the battery with battery acid.

Put the battery on a trickle battery charger for 24 hours or until charger indicates full charge.

Reinsert into car and connect the terminals.

See if it worked.

If it didnt -> replace the battery

If the terminal were simply cleaned, lossen the terminals with the correct spanner, pour some hot water over the terminals to wash away any residues, then while the terminal are still wet fasten the terminals once again.

Remember that should the fluid inside your battery gets low (should be checked regularly) fill it with battery water (distilled water) only.

Oct 11, 2010 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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which colour wire to use to hook up a trailer for a Kia Carnival 2000,trailer leads are yellow, green,black,brown,red,white and blue(no connection). just want to know which lead goes to which in the Kia? Dunno what you call it in the states but it's a people mover 7 seater, 2 sliding doors either side if that helps, have to enter a different model as i don't have a clue it's name o'seas cheers eef

Hi there,

Here is a cheat sheet I compiled that you will find very helpful:

Plug Types/Application
7 Way - RV Trailers, Horse and Utility Trailers
6 Way - Horse, Stock and Utility
4 Way - Utility Trailers

Columns are Color, Function, Mark on the plug.

Seven wire Trailer plugs

Horse, stock or utility trailers:
White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Yellow = Left turn/Brake - 5
Green = Right turn Brake - 6
Orange or Purple (not both) = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

Recreational Vehicle:
White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Green = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Red = Left turn/Brake - 5
Brown = Right turn Brake - 6
Yellow = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

Six wire trailer plugs:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:
White = Ground - GD
Yellow = Left turn/Brake -LT
Green = Right turn Brake -RT
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - TM
Red or Black (not both) = Battery, aux power - A
Blue = Electric Brakes - S

Recreational Vehicle: (color, use, plug mark)
White = Ground - GD
Yellow = Not used -
Brown = Right turn Brake - RT
Green = Tail and clearance lights -TM
Black = Battery, aux power - A
Red = Left turn/Brake - LT
Blue = Electric Brakes - S

Four wire plugs:
White = Ground
Yellow = Left turn/Brake
Green = Right turn Brake
Brown = Tail and clearance lights

Ground should be 10ga.
Others 14 ga

Best regards

Oct 28, 2009 | 2000 Kia Amanti

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I cannot seem to locate the radiator and where I can put water in. Someone help!

The radiator is that flat panel shaped object in the front-most center of the engine compartment. You don't add coolant and water directly into the radiator. On the right side of the engine compartment is a plastic overflow reservoir with a blue cap. That's where the coolant/water mix goes. Run the engine while adding coolant and water. There are fill marks on the reservoir indicating how much coolant/water mix is required. With the engine running, if the radiator is very low on coolant it will repeatedly draw fluid from the reservoir. Continue to add coolant/water mix until the situation stabilizes and the reservoir is filled to the high fill mark.

Oct 22, 2009 | 2000 Daewoo Leganza

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water point hyundai accent 1.3i 2001

If you are trying to add engine coolant to the radiator (which is what I believe you are trying to do) make sure that it is a 50% water 50% antifreeze mixture. If you only add water, it will evaporate quickly and in cold weather it can freeze and blow the radiator. When you are adding your mixture always make sure the car is running (in order to not crack the head of the motor) and if you have a funnel great if not try to get it in as best you can. When you open the hood right near the front (near the headlights) is the radiator and there is a yellow or silver cap. Take that off and that is where you add the mixture. As the car gets warmer it will begin to start bubbling so at that point replace the cap, and later when the car cools refill more. You can also use the overflow tank which should be on the left side towards the back but only fill it to the line that is indicated for hot/cold (it will be stamped somewhere on the plastick overflow tank.

Jan 08, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

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