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Fixing a brake light?

Johnnyb Jan 17, 2008

  1. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to fix a brake light on an 07 S3? got the warning indicator today, is it just a case of changing the bulb? or would the dealers need to take it in?

    Thanks
     
  2. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    Here is a link to the workshop manual page on how to remove the rear lights on a 3-door A3 - looks quite straight forward.

    Remove rear lights - 3 door
     
  3. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that mate, very helpful:)
     
  4. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    Just one last thing.....

    Will the DIS display automatically clear the warning message? or do you reset that yourself??

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    The DIS checks the bulbs etc every couple of minutes so as soon as the bulb is changed the warning on the DIS will disappear.
     
  6. bacardi

    bacardi Active Member

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    be bl**dy careful taking the rear light assembly out, managed to break one of the lugs on mine when I first changed the brake light bulb!!
     
  7. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    It's funny but with all 6th of my A3s, I've only had to change a headlamp bulb. Perhaps that's a bit dangerous!. I'll probably go out and get in the car tomorrow and the DIS will go mad and tell me all the bulbs have gone!!!
     
  8. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that,

    Im really busy at work the next few weeks, if i cant do it myself do you think the dealer could change it while im waiting? how long does it take?
     
  9. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    I think it should only take a few minutes. I find that if give them a ring first and get them to suggest a convenient time they are usually quite happy to oblige and do it while I wait.
     
  10. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    I believe they will charge you 0.1 of an hour's (i.e. 6 minutes) labour to change the bulb.

    Most garages do this.

    Although they may be helpful and do it FOC.
     
  11. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks im gonna give them a call tomorrow and see if they can do it FOC
     
  12. a3guy

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    it is so simple it is hardly worth going just 1 screw , done this twice now.
     
  13. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    I agree, I've done it two or three times too - all on the driver's side for some reason - and it takes two minutes.
     

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