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    Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!


    Just got in my car at lunch and my drivers side door indicator won't turn off, it says the door is open when its closed?!!?

    anyone had this problem aswell? any idea how to fix it?

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    I occassionally have this problem... more in the summer time when it's warm outside. I think it is a common problem.

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    door sensor, faulty microswitch, needs new door latch mechanism.

    A common fault.

    Heavily documented already on the forum. Use search.

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    make this a sticky mods! please.

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    or add one of the other more informative posts to the FAQ... which would probably make more sense [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    got the same god damn problem today, I've had it like 50 times already [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    40 and some effort and it's solved... for me anyway

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    Can anyone list the part number of the part required? Even better, can someone was has rectified this problem right a "DIY How To..."?

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    these two posts cover pretty much everything, I was going to do a better write up, but my camera was being a pain on the day that I actually fixed it.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/ubbthreads/sho...true#Post340661

    http://www.audi-sport.net/ubbthreads/sho...true#Post337282

    the other problem is there is no real point in listing the part numbers because it'll be different for each side and could be different for different cars, however Audi seem happy to help and gave me the right part.

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    I had the same problem with my drivers side door and decided to sort it out over the weekend- got the door lock for 62.60 + VAT (Euro) from Audi and borrowed a friends garage....it took about 2-3 hours and was easy enough to do although there were a few heart in mouth moments when i wondered if i'd gone too far....i took some photos along the way which i will post soon....basically i went about it like this- I put window fully down, then i took off door card (screw on top left and right of door and two behind handle grab (remove screw to see these)- then lifted door card upwards and off the door- then disconnected all the electrics (block connectors- some stubborn!)...then undid four big hex bolts on subframe (at this stage as someone suggested previously I noted the position of the spacers at the hex bolts) and once all the bolts were off I swung the door frame (which includes window frame and mirror) away from the door....then I removed a plastic shield in front of the lock and disconnected rods, electrics, door pin at lock unit and undid two smaller hex bolts to free the lock assembly (these bolts are located at side of door- visible when door open)....switched the door lock and put it all back together....door lined up perfectly and everything is working as new....(I'm not saying this is the way to go about this job- there may well be an easier way but the method described above worked for me and it wasn't hard to do!)....

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    Sounds like the way I did it on mine. As you say, the alum wedges look like they need to be marked for location but they are crushed/marked anyway so its not too hard to reposition them correctly. Looks worse a job than it really is.

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    That's how I did it other than I left the window all the way up and once the window and frame was seperated from the door shell I taped it into the closed position (worked a treat) what did you guys do about the frame etc once seperated?

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    I just swung the frame into the 'closed door' position and rested it on a cardboard box which was just the right height to ensure no pull on wires entering the door frame from the door hinge area....and then left the door itself in the 'door open' position in order to get at the lock....

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    MikeA3, hey mate can you post some pics as I will be doing this soon, I've had two flat batteries from the door sensor thinking the door is open and it is beginning to upset me. If I slam the door a bit it seems to work but I'm taking the plunge and sorting it once and for all (I hope).

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    NecroEire- No bother!....i'll try get them posted over the weekend

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    not sure about this pic host! but heres two pics i could get uploaded

    first pic below shows door sub frame, window etc all seperated from door....

    http://www.badongo.com/pic.php?file=...MG_0891.jpg&s=

    next pic shows the lock side of the door from inside (lock behind white cover)

    http://www.badongo.com/pic.php?file=...MG_0892.jpg&s=

    the other pics didn't save on the camera- sorry- hopefully these will help !

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    Re: Open door indicator won\'t turn off?!

    looks like your doors have some extra protection than my older style.

 

 

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