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1998 Audi A6 Base 4dr Sedan

1998 Audi A6
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
17 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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January 18, 2013, 2:18 pm

Sarah F

Question: battery dying

My 1999 Audi Quattro battery dies is I dont drive it for one day and I have to plug it in. When i bought the car they did inform me of this but it gets annoying having to plug it in every day.. will replacing the battery help this ?

January 26, 2013, 8:01 pm

Ron W
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It sounds like its either a defective battery or you have a parasitic draw (like a dome light stuck on) draining the battery down overnight.

You might want to disconnect the battery one evening, then reconnect it in the morning to see if it is dead. If it is, it probably needs replacement. If not you'll need some electrical diagnostics done to find the draw. Do this on a day you don't have to be somewhere immediately in case it won't start.

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