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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mel_man, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. mel_man
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    [Jun 27, 2010]
    hi
    earlier today i flashed my hazards at a mate as he went the other way and about 5 mins later, the hazard switch lit up and all the indicators were permenantly on. i pulled over, whipped the fuse out (#39 iirc) and the lights went off. the indicators work as normal, but its mot time soon so i need it sorted, any ideas??
    everyone seems to say the switch / relay is a common fault... sound likely?
    oh if it makes a difference its a '51 S3 :blush:
    cheers
    Andy
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    [Jun 27, 2010]
    Relay switch is a common issue to go ,the hazard switch needs replacing Mel
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    yes the hazzard relay is very common
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    yes us Audi drivers turn our noses up at it :yahoo:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    [Jun 27, 2010]
    As already mentioned, it will be your hazard, cost about £40 from Audi and it takes about 20-30mins to change, you will have to take the centre piece out unclip the current one and clip the new one in...job done :)
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    [Jun 28, 2010]
    takes about 5 minutes to change. lol.

    There is another not so common fault as well, so if this doesnt solve it, start looking at your ECU.
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    haha 5 mins sounds a lot more up my street! now the inevitable question... how do i get the shiny black trim off lol?
    oh and my cup holder decided it didnt want to push back in today so i need to whip that out for a gander whilst im there haha
    cheers guys
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    [Jun 28, 2010]
    Just screwdriver it off, but see if you can put a cloth or something in between as not to scratch ot.

    The cup holder is yet another common problem, once mine goes in, it doesnt want to come back out!!!
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    yeh the black trim is just clipped in, carefully get a cloth +flat-headed screwdriver behind it, it doesnt take much force IIRC to prise it off.
    It should all be clear from there.

    As for the cup holder, mind was a bit iffy going back in sometimes so i priced a new one up from Audi it was over £30 so I just stuck with the one I had seeing as mine did actually still work fine.
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    [Jul 26, 2010]
    £36 for the new hazard switch and £33 for a new cupholder... spontaneous payday purchases will be the death of me!!
    il findd out tmrw if it fixs the hazards... ready for the mot friday!
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    good work people, i got the hazard switch today, fixed it!! mot tiiiiime!
    cheers for your muchos helful advise!
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