Q: 2001 Audi will turn over when jumped, but won't start. Beeps 3 times and says "service". Closest Audi dealer 230 miles away.

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2001 Audi will turn over when jumped, but won't start. Beeps 3 times and says "service". Closest Audi dealer 230 miles away. Electrical was getting kinda weird couple months before it.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the theft system has been activated then you may have to replace the bad battery and after install turn key to on position without cranking it and wait until the theft light goes out after 3 to 5 minutes and then go straight to start. If it still does not start then you may need to have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to see if they can identify the no start reason.

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