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Fuel light wont turn off

Hi, Hope someone can help me with this... My fuel light wont turn off even on a full tank of petrol. It happened once before and then it fixed itself after a day and this time around its been 2 weeks and its still on. Everytime i start the car it beeps at me but the light doesnt go away.
Any help on what i need to do?
Thanks!

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Hi,

It would seem that this is a fairly common problem even with some of the Audi models. The problem is the fuel sending unit (sensor) that gives off erroneous readings. Your dashboard then displays the fuel low warning light and your fuel gauge would read low or empty. The repair of course would require direct replacement of the erring component. I would not recommend a self fix since this would involve taking off the fuel tank to gain access to the sender cover, cover/assembly and gasket removal. Perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

In some cases, thumping on the fuel tank jars the fuel sending unit back into operation but the same of course can cause it back to malfunction. This would probably explain the "...it fixed itself..."

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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