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I think that I have an electrical drawl somewhere on my 1989 Audi 80 QUATTRO. I just replaced the alternator on it, than the other day, my engine temp light and battery light keep flashing at me. I thought it was unusual because usually when they come on they are a solid light. But now when I am driving, I can watch my gas gauge drop to empty and in less than 5 minutes, the battery is completly drained, and the car stalls out and wont start up again....

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  • soccer_stud0 Mar 10, 2009

    Yes I did. But the lights weren't flashing before. And it's been fine up until yesterday. I'm replacing the ground wire today, but thats about all i got

  • thorburnt May 17, 2009

    i have the same problem, but its the battery and brake light. took the alternator and had it tested and it was good. no real clue.



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Did you have the same problems before replacing the alternator ?  Sounds like you have  a short to ground.

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