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    Thread: Few questions about 90 quattro

    1. Member 4TheHonor's Avatar
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      09-10-2012 11:11 PM #1
      Picked up a 94' 90 quattro over the weekend as a new daily driver and have a few questions.

      First I noticed, the clutch does not need to be pressed to start the car. Is this normal, I know some cars you do not need to push in the clutch to start it.

      Also the radio stays on all the time. Even when the car is off and the key is out of the ignition, it remains on and I have to manually turn it off. I was thinking maybe the two were related and maybe it is a bad ignition switch?

      Also the clock does not work. could it be a fuse, buld, or something else?

      and here she is...

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      09-14-2012 06:32 PM #2


      1. Clutch - normal. Do not have to depress clutch to start.
      2. Radio - normal. Must turn it off manually.
      3. Clock - ?

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      09-15-2012 12:09 AM #3
      I'm talking about the clock in the cluster.

      And thanks for the help.

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      09-24-2012 01:15 PM #4
      Clutch: No you dont need to push the clutch in to start the car, there is no neutral safty switch. Audi started using those in the B5

      Radio: There is no ignition conection for the radio, so yes, it will stay on all the time unless you turn it off.

      Clock: Not sure on this one. The the screen black of grey? These clocks are know for bleeding out. If the clock screen is gray, then it has bled out, and needs replaced.

      Hope that helps.

      Nice looking B4 by the way!
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      09-24-2012 07:01 PM #5
      The clock screen is black.
      Can I buy just the clock separately or would I need a whole new cluster?

      One more question, is there a way to adjust the sensitivity of the alarm? It is so sensitive that the wind sets it off.

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      09-26-2012 12:31 PM #6
      The clock itself can be replaced. I think you can actually still buy new ones from audi. Its kind of strange to have a clock that did not bleed out not work though. You might want to check fuses and maybe the conections in the back of the cluster.

      As for the alarm, Im not sure. I own a B3 80q, so no factory alarm to speek of.
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