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    headlight switch - illumination?

    Hi all.
    recently the red illumination of my headlight switch (facelift 8l) has been flickering on and off?

    Are the bulbs servicable (ie replace) or are they diaode type SMD led's?

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    Any idea how much they are -dealer?.
    How is the switch removed?. pretty sure i have read you turn to position '2' and pull?


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    All I can say is I hope you don't have to replace the whole switch as it's 84 or something daft.
    Garage replaced mine so not sure exactly how it's removed, sorry.
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    glad you started this thread mine is doing the same!

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    Mine flickers as well Ive just bought the car so sorting a few bits on it

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    Yeah you should be able to open the switch up, theres will be a few LEDs inside which needs replacing, but is gonna be an very awkward job.
    Best to just goto scrappies and get a replacement.

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    20 at the breakers: know from experience
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    Recently bought one from Ebay for 35 lad. Mine was scratched to ****e. Might be selling this one actually, if you're interested, as the one I've replaced it with appears to be a different finish It's just smooth black plastic, rather than a rubberised finish....??!! OCD will be making me pay for a new one from the Stealers, so PM me if you're interested. I do you good price my friend

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    car-based ocd is an absolute b******d. ive spent hundreds on the condition
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    Tell me about it Dany. It can only be solved with buying a brand spanking new car, but currently don't have the 28k I need for an 8P 2011!

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    As mentioned, unless you are very good with a soldering iron then you'll find it very difficult to fix the existing unit.

    Here is a previous discussion which gives details on how to remove it from the dash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Recently bought one from Ebay for 35 lad. Mine was scratched to ****e. Might be selling this one actually, if you're interested, as the one I've replaced it with appears to be a different finish It's just smooth black plastic, rather than a rubberised finish....??!! OCD will be making me pay for a new one from the Stealers, so PM me if you're interested. I do you good price my friend
    That's interesting, as I got a scrapper one from a newer S3 and it too was in a slightly different finish - as you say, more smooth plastic than rubberised. I assumed mine had some from an A3 and the seller had described it wrongly.

    Anyway, I swapped the surround from my existing switch onto the new barrel and it looks ok - all lights up fine. Although you mention yours was scratched so I assume that wouldn't work for you.
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    Yeah just a note, push in and turn clockwise, NOT anticlockwise!

    JCS; I think there are two types fella, two finishes. I noted this when changing my aircon buttons as well. Although they don't stand out on the CC. It doesn't reallllllyyyyy matter, but OCD, you know

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    Mine just started doing this also!!
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