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cocked_glock
11-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Recently purchased my first Audi and I came across this while I was exploring. Two little chain things attached to some sort of switches. Anyone know what they might be? I'm guessing they are for a remote start?


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redline380
11-24-2014, 05:36 PM
I'm guessing they are for a remote start?

[;)] Pull down your kick panel and see if it is still there.

FWIW, I'm amazed the car works considering how horseshitedly that was installed.

AudiholicA4
11-24-2014, 05:41 PM
yeah me too.
do you have remote start on the car still?
and if you ever have electrical issues I would start there. lol


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redline380
11-24-2014, 05:43 PM
and if you ever have electrical issues I would start there. lol

I would be positively amazed if he doesn't

Mad Cow
11-24-2014, 05:44 PM
Is that supposed to be 2 switches that close when the shifter's in neutral? Because that's hilariously hacky, wow.

redline380
11-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Is that supposed to be 2 switches that close when the shifter's in neutral? Because that's hilariously hacky, wow.

Im guessing they close when the shifter is in neutral since there are two switches, when for each direction. If the shifter is in any gear, the computer would get a signal saying "Hey, the idea left it in gear. I better not start it." With both switches open, the computer does not get that signal.

AudiholicA4
11-24-2014, 05:51 PM
hahaha that's funny, either way hope op can tear em out and not have an issue


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cocked_glock
11-24-2014, 05:53 PM
I'll have to check for a remote start brain in the morning. The action of the switches actually work flawlessly when shifting into any gear. No electrical problems..yet.

redline380
11-24-2014, 05:57 PM
I'll have to check for a remote start brain in the morning. The action of the switches actually work flawlessly when shifting into any gear. No electrical problems..yet.

I'm sure they work fine, but that is the goofiest fricken way around that problem that I have seen. Most people put in a simple switch attached to the parking brake. If it isn't pulled, the car wont start.

cocked_glock
11-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Hahaha yeah it's definitely ghetto! Would be awesome to have remote start on this thing.

Mad Cow
11-24-2014, 06:47 PM
I'm sure they work fine, but that is the goofiest fricken way around that problem that I have seen. Most people put in a simple switch attached to the parking brake. If it isn't pulled, the car wont start.

I like the Compustar method; it only shuts off the motor after you've pulled the handbrake, gotten out, and locked the doors, if you so much as unlock the doors afterwards it won't start either. It's basically foolproof.

cocked_glock
11-24-2014, 08:04 PM
I like the Compustar method; it only shuts off the motor after you've pulled the handbrake, gotten out, and locked the doors, if you so much as unlock the doors afterwards it won't start either. It's basically foolproof.

Even if the parking brake was set the car could still be in gear and take off. I know my parking brake sucks. The setup that is on mine seems bulletproof really. I always park my car in neutral anyway. The compustar method sounds solid too.

redline380
11-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Even if the parking brake was set the car could still be in gear and take off. I know my parking brake sucks. The setup that is on mine seems bulletproof really. I always park my car in neutral anyway. The compustar method sounds solid too.

Well, an operational parking brake will not allow the car to move at idle and in gear. Try it some time. I can get my car moving without pressing the gas and just releasing the clutch. With the parking brake on, not a chance in hell.