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    Thumbs down Headlight switch resulting in sidelights on ALL the time?

    Hi,

    The previous owner of my car had fitted front fog lights for show but had also fitted a front fog light switch.

    My OCD wanted the switch gone and the fog lights out for better flow to the intercooler (I know!)

    I got a non front fog switch from ebay but when I fitted it the sidelights are on all the time, even with the headlights off. The warning buzzes with the ignition off too.

    Is the switch faulty or is there more than one type for the A3 8L?

    Thanks in advance,
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    It could be a faulty switch, when my headlight switch went, whenever I turned the headlights on my front fogs would come on too.

    Changed the switch and all ok after that, they are expensive though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilz View Post
    It could be a faulty switch, when my headlight switch went, whenever I turned the headlights on my front fogs would come on too.

    Changed the switch and all ok after that, they are expensive though!!
    Looks like I will have to return it to the eBay seller then!
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    Max,

    Make sure the switch is seated properly, I had a similar issue when I had that panel off.

    Hold the front and push firmly from the back of the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkInProgress View Post
    Max,

    Make sure the switch is seated properly, I had a similar issue when I had that panel off.

    Hold the front and push firmly from the back of the switch.

    Rob
    As in the plug or the switch in the dash?

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    The actual switch itself
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    I hadn't even pushed it into the dash as the other one was fine whilst out. I've asked the seller for a refund, but will try for the third time to make it work tomorrow.

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    2001 A3 Sport TDi 130 (ASZ)
    Milltek System & Downpipe
    'BlackSmoke' Remap
    Darkside EGR Blank
    CG Motorsport Dual Friction Clutch
    18" RS4 Replica's
    H&R Monotube Coilovers

 

 

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