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Help number plate lights not working

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by K3l HN, Jan 30, 2013.

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    My rear number plate lights are not working anyone any ideas Tryed new bulbs but with no luck
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    Make sure contacts are clean, make sure the bulbs are a tight fit and check to see if you have 12v
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    Nice one cheers pal ill try that when I get home. Just got it back from paint shop so maybe theyv got abit of paint on contacts then
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    Hey bud, few of the guys have had the same problem (myself included). Are they OEM bulbs?
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    Yea there OEM ones well there from skoda. Cleaned all contacts up tonite an still no look so going to have to get a multi meter tomorrow an check them out. Guessing there a pain for not working on the a3.
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    Check for any errors on the cars systems, clear them, test with a meter & then plug in, see if work again.
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    Sound ill get lads at work to plug it in vagcom tomorrow an see what it says
    cheers
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    Got new bulbs and cleaned terminals up an still not working. checked today an only got 1 vault showing has anyone any ideas before I get pulled by the law lol
    cheers Kel
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    Have you plugged it into vagcom yet?
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    Is the boot handle/button working? The lights are on the same loom/plug. Might be worth checking the inside of the boot lid

    Could be that the rear wiper/wash has leaked and corroded or shorted the plug
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    Had lads plugged it in to vagcom an there's no faults showing
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    Boots button seems to be working working but ill check tomorrow to be sure
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