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    Carl Charlesworth
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    X 1994 S4 Esprit X No more
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    Preston, Lancashire

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  1. If you are still after the front splitter, I have just listed one on ebay, both sides and in good condition. (Well it will appear at about 6pm'ish this evening).
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  3. I'll stick a note in the for sale section, but having now sadly written off my car before fitting my Alunox manifold, I now have one for sale. This was purchased as part of the second group by You'll see my name on the list and is still in the original Alunox box it was shipped to me in. Please message me if interested in purchasing.
  4. AIB - EXCELLENT, not just on premium! I have paid £199 last year with AIB and recently renewed with them for the same money. Having now crashed my car after loosing the back end near my house, the car has very sadly been written off. AIB and MarkerStudy (underwriters to AIB) have been excellent. Car had a 'modification' included on the policy but not listed and an estimated value of £14k. I have had no issues with either AIB, Markerstudy or their specialist appraisers they sent out to value the car. I got paid out based on the appraisers discussion with me which was a fair bit over my estimat
  5. After reading this thread I'd thought I'd replace my IAC with the part supplied by Rock Auto. The car has been running what I would consider pretty good considering I'm currently living with a sheared manifold stud causing a blowing at the manifold. However, possibly because of this issue the car seems to want a restart after first start up or it will stall without higher than normal revs setting off. So for the little money this costs, the possible fuel consumption improvement and its probably one of the easiest installs, I thought I'd get it done. I would guess that the IAC has never been
  6. After the car would not start after a short run out at the weekend I ended up swapping and reseating a pile of relays and modules in car as part of the fault finding. Turned out to be a wire becoming dislodged from the starter. With that sorted, I've now noticed that the courtesy lights are working perfectly and the window switch lights go off. This is without the discontinued window lift module.
  7. Hi All, I must issue a correction about the SJ Part I mentioned. The SJ part I referenced and purchased incorrectly, was the window lift relay. The part I actually needed to replace was the Windows Voltage Relay. Steve at SJ's has confirmed the two parts are not inter-changeable. Sorry Steve 'SJ'! At least the part does make my electric windows work. I've emailed Steve to see if he knows of a possible replacement available.
  8. Hi Qavion, Don't know my VIN off hand but my S4 has the new revised wiring harness and plastic header tank. However, I did just miss out on getting the Brembo brakes by a few cars. :-( And yes should have made thank more explicit - it is indeed the Window Lift Relay!
  9. So this picture shows the original relay and the pin configuration. All correctly matched to the parts manual. The SJ relay I bought is missing the two corner pins. But has all the same 5 male spade connectors. The windows work perfectly, but clearly this relay is supply permanent 12v to the window switches and leaving the window switch lights on. If that was bad enough I also stops the courtesy light delay from working and to top it all off - my best is this is also the cause of the infamous battery drain! Anyone know of a truly suitable replacement part for this relay ?
  10. Cant quite believe this! I believe I've stumbled on a major break through about the window switch lights mystery. After messing with my CC pump tonight, I knew my battery would be drained and probably dead if I left it over night. So I went back out unlocked the car, opened the bonnet removed the Window switch relay closed the bonnet and sure enough the window switch lights were off. Put the relay on the drivers seat ready for the morning, closed the drivers door and the courtesy light stayed on! WTF! Locked the car and the courtesy light went out. Tried this in reverse, so unlocked the c
  11. Thanks for the comments. My alarm immobiliser is whatever is stock. There has been something additional fitted at one time as there in an additional small key hole a little nearer the steering wheel from the ignition. It will be weekend now before I can run the fuse pull tests but I'll report back my findings. I'll leave the window switches alone for now.
  12. After several hours reading any and all related posts, it appears I'll be multi-metering the battery and pulling fuse to further isolate the issue. Frustratingly, plenty of reports of this problem but very little actual stated resolutions or confirmed causes.
  13. I appreciate this is an old post but I can't see it stated what the actual situation is. I have always had battery drain issue on the car. Even with the interior lights / door lights working correctly. The windows switch light although very faint always seem to be on. Recently after a load of work on my car the door switches went duff so replaced and eventually got all door lights and courtesy lights working as they should. Well apart from the courtesy light going off immediately on door close which is a pain if it's very dark. Anyway the window switch lights are still always on and I'm still
  14. Not got my car with me to confirm the time, but it definitely long enough to make you feel awkward after flashing some one out. I also suspect that if you single pull and release the flasher that the lights actually flash in the pods just as the lift starts, therefore looking even more odd in that you have just 'lifted' your lights to let them out rather than flashed them. As Mark has said, I really try and avoid this whole situation now which is really sad as I try to be an even more considerate and courteous when in the Esprit than the daily driver. Be great if the time the pods stay up
  15. All sorted and paid for me too! Big thanks to Nicky at Alunox for helping with my queries and prompt replies. 1. Trevor 2. Trevor 3. Sparky 4. Eken 5. Dan 6. CarlC
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