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Ticking noise under the glove box

I have an 89 audi 200 TQ that when I unlock the driver's side door with the key, it starts a ticking sound (like a watch) under the glove box compartment and if I try to start the engine it does not crank, unless I disconnect the battery for 3 seconds and connect it again the car will immediately starts but if I unlock the car on the passenger door there is no problem. This is driving me nuts!! Any suggestions?
Another question, how can I make the turbo work? The car runs great up to 100mph but I don’t hear any different type of sound rather than the engine working; is the turbo really working?
Also, the Quattro only works below 20mph and if I try a sharp turn I hear a tire like if it was breaking or not turning. Sorry this is my first Turbo and Quattro car. Dave.

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SOURCE: turbo= not working

Most likely the turbo is gone. What ever part of the turbo went, just replace the entire turbo. Not serviceable 99% of the time. The engine will not like being driven for any extended period of time with a bad turbo.

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SOURCE: my battery keeps draining in my '89 Audi 80 Quattro

My daughter's car was doing the same thing. Turned out the plastic housing in the ignition switch was cracked and was staying on.

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SOURCE: engine ticking

Yeah its a hydrolic lifter or the big end bearing (hopefully the hydrolic lifter as its much cheaper to fix) does the ticking go away after 5,000 rpm?

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I don't know about the ticking but I know changing the filter and fluid is the first thing to do when an auto trans has a problem plus cleaning the pan. Another thing is get a automobile sound wand and get under there and see if you can pinpoint the ticking.

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dealer only ,factory immobiliser is cutting in, try the spare key and if it doesnt start call the breakdown truck to take it to dealer

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