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    Anyone know what this light is for?

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    Just to the left of the speedo/mileage display.
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    Good question lol. I wanted to know this for ages but didn't want to sound daft asking lol. So please someone answer the question
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    No idea, i've never seen it illuminated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    No idea, i've never seen it illuminated.
    I thought it would be a rev limit light, but surely that would be with the rev counter not the speedo, plus ive hit the limit and its never come on, could be a covert Audi cam lol spying on us all. Cant find anything on google about it either,

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    just looked through the handbook that came with my car when new,and there's no mention of this light at all!

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    come on someone must know?

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    Just wondered, as if it's redundant (an old alarm indicator for example) I may have another use for it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der_Techniker View Post
    Just wondered, as if it's redundant (an old alarm indicator for example) I may have another use for it...
    The Audi spy cam idea? I was only joking lol

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    open the clocks and see where the traces go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsuk View Post
    The Audi spy cam idea? I was only joking lol
    nah, not thinking that...
    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    open the clocks and see where the traces go?
    May have to do that Kev...
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    Isn't it the light sensor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan Pics View Post
    Isn't it the light sensor?
    For?
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    Light sensor. On the 8p it is below the 160 on the speedo and I can't see it on this pic.

    Just a thought

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    panic light.
    It comes on in my car when I lose grip on 60+mph corners.

    very distracting!

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    i thought it was just the light for the alarm/immobilizer when the car is locked??

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    I know it's a plastic cap with an led mounted to the pcb underneath. As nearly lost it when was replacing my LCD display. No idea what it's for tho lol.

    I read in the handbook that can set a speed limit warning? Possibly related?

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    all b6 b7 a4's have them
    and out kids a3 OP
    im told its a light sensor no idea what for tho

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    Its a light sensor.

    It dims and brightens up the display/LEDs when you go in a tunnel or bright light.

    It does it ever so slightly.

    If you watch the illumination on your dials and put your hand over it, it will change.

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    nice!

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