Emergency Flashers come on when I start up the car. Yesterday the car wouldn't start (it was clicking) so I had to jump it. It was minus14 degrees C. Whats happening?

Asked by Jan 09, 2017 at 08:28 AM about the 1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Weak or dead battery especially if you had to jump start it. How old is it? Voltage? Probably time for a replacement.

Your diagnosis was dead-on, thank you. I called CAA to purchase a new battery; the came and told me they don’t sell batteries for Audis. ( A waste!) So I had them jump-start it, then called them to complain so they deleted the service call (you’re allowed three free calls per year with membership and $45.00 per call after that. So I took it to the shop and replaced the battery without deleting any computer settings! Now I know that when the emergency flashers start flashing after starting up the car, the battery is going. Thanks for your help !!!

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