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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
Re: HLP PLS: 1999 156 Selespeed Probs
The recall for the software update was 4407, but that was actually an update to the engine ECU to prevent stalling.
At one point you said you put the battery on charge for 5-minutes... that wouldn't charge it very much! What voltage have you got on the battery?
It is quite possible that you need a new battery. You want one with the highest "CCA" rating you can get (i.e. 600+).
Obviously you should check the Selespeed fluid level, is it full to the max mark?
On the subject of jump starting, best avoided really, both as a giver and a receiver.
Audi TT 3.2v6 DSG
xAlfa 156 Selespeed sp3 + Brembo conversion
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