JMB RetrofitsAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Abb
    Abb's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Teesside UK
    Posts
    322

    Intermittent centre brake light warning on DIS!

    Hi guys, I keep getting a very annoying fault on my dash telling me my centre brake light is out. This is happening more reguarlarly, and thus becoming more annoying! As my car is a cab, the light is integrated into the boot lid, would I be able to replace the whole brake light, or would it be more like a wiring connection/break in cable as it passes through the body into the boot lid?

    Thanks
    Audi S4 quattro cabriolet in dolphin grey metallic, Audi exclusive crimson red leather/black piping, red hood, carbon inlays, RNSE, tiptronic gearbox with paddleshift, electrically adjustable & heated seats, 6 disc multichanger, DVD multichanger, monitors in headrestraints, xenon headlights with power wash, cruise control, folding door mirrors, storage pack, 19" OE VW Touareg wheels with 25mm spacer/adapters all round, non res cat back quad tipped Milltek exhaust, lowered 30mm on H&R springs

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1
    Hi, had the same problem on my S4 cab, I fixed it by removing the boot lid lining and unplugging the cable to the light and cleaning the connectors. It's Been fine ever since.

  4. #3
    Hurricane's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    16
    Hi, how you remove the boot lid linning?

  5. #4
    Hurricane's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    16
    )))someone here?

  6. #5
    Triple.O.G's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    1,125
    I have the same issue in my saloon but its my right brake light, i think its something to do with water as it always seems to be raining / car wash that starts it?

    I cant get to it though and theres no water in the light housing? really annoying.
    Mafia black 2007 A4 S-line 2.0Tdi - RNSE - Bluetooth - MFSW - GSM phone prep - Privacy glass all round - Cupra R splitter - Black Grill, surround and fog surrounds - 12" sub and 1200 watt JBL Amp - AP Coilovers - 19" RS6 Alloys - 6mm f & 15mm r spacers - Carbon wrapped interior - Blue LED dials - Ambient Lighting - Cruise Control - HID's - LED side lights - mapped to 185bhp / 380nm - Twin exit exhaust - RS6 style DRLs


  7. #6
    Abb
    Abb's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Teesside UK
    Posts
    322
    Hurricane - mines a cab and the liners only held in by the black plug/stopper things (sorry dont know the technical term!). Have just ordered a new centre brake light from TPS, £35.05!
    Audi S4 quattro cabriolet in dolphin grey metallic, Audi exclusive crimson red leather/black piping, red hood, carbon inlays, RNSE, tiptronic gearbox with paddleshift, electrically adjustable & heated seats, 6 disc multichanger, DVD multichanger, monitors in headrestraints, xenon headlights with power wash, cruise control, folding door mirrors, storage pack, 19" OE VW Touareg wheels with 25mm spacer/adapters all round, non res cat back quad tipped Milltek exhaust, lowered 30mm on H&R springs

  8. #7
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1
    Hurricane
    Same problem. "Cured" by Audi twice - for a week both times. Local garage has been trying on and off for a year. New light was fitted months ago. I have the lining off now as I was waiting for the fault to show so I could "wiggle" wires. Well after another week of being good it finally faulted. "Wiggling", including removing the gaiters, has done nothing - again!
    As Abb says, it is held in by black clips. First, remove the two allen nuts holding the emergency triangle bracket and one screw in the hand hold for closing the lid - bend your head way down to see it! Gently prise off the cover with a flat screwdriver without marking the paint. Like all things - simple when you know how. Let me know if you find a permanent cure - pms4 was b....y lucky!!

  9. #8
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    25
    Hello all.

    Im having this problem on my 56 plate B7 S4 Cabrio. Im going to remove the boot lining this weekend and have a look.

    Did anyone get a resolution to this?

    Thanks for your time.

    I love my S4 but its been riddled with electrical faults!

    W

  10. #9
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Herne Bay, Kent
    Posts
    70
    I had this on mine until I changed the light unit complete, been fine for a year now.
    Last edited by rhinoman; 13th September 2013 at 23:25.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Updating to facelift centre console Airbag Warning light???? help
    By S3 MRU in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 3rd November 2010, 21:54
  2. centre brake light warning
    By madphil in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2nd July 2010, 07:21
  3. Centre Brake Light
    By cs_horn in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27th July 2006, 18:29
  4. centre brake light access
    By MickA3 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd May 2005, 16:35
  5. Intermittent Brake warning light - WEIRD
    By manikm in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th May 2004, 22:20

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO