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Dashboard illumination light out

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andy_S3, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Andy_S3

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    Hi all, one of the red lights that light up my headlights control switch (to the right of the steering wheel) has gone out, so that at night when I turn the lights on only one side of the switch is illuminated red. Does anyone know if this an easy fix? Thanks :icon_thumright:
     
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  3. Imteyaz

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    I have exactly the same problem with my headlight switch, I have noticed that sometimes when the sidelights are illuminated, the red illumination on the switch lights up for a split second and then dies, perhaps it's jus a dry solder joint or something simple?

    I need to strip it down to have a look but I'm worried that I'll break it and then have to search for another so I'll wait to see if anyone else knows how to strip it / fix it before I attempt it.
     
  4. Nilz

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    Give it a smack!!!
     
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    That work Nilz?

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  6. Andy_S3

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    This happens with mine too-stays on for a split second then goes out :think:

    And yes Nilz ive given it a good smack with no joy lol!
     
  7. Imteyaz

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    I tried the new Iraqi style of taking my trainers off and slapping it 'Dubya stylee' but that didn't work either...
     
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    PMSL Im!

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    What are comfort indicators btw?

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  10. Nilz

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    LOL!!!

    Dont know if it works on these, looks like it doesnt by the other comments, but that normally works on everything else ;)
     
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    Its when you just tap the indicator stalk and it indicates for a few seconds and stops automatically, eg for overtaking etc...
     
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    How do i get that done?

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  13. Nilz

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    Many have tried and failed to fix this common problem. I bought a brand new switch from Ebay. It was for an A6 however the rheostat part of the switch is identical to the 8L S3. Looks like he's still selling them - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Audi...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
     
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    Thanks for that link, it says installation should only be attempted by a professional, is this really the case?
     
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    I'm no professional and it took me five minutes.
     

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