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Help Please ASN - Brake light trouble

sniffy_smiffy Nov 3, 2010

  1. sniffy_smiffy

    sniffy_smiffy Member

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    Every time i attempt DIY i regret it.. I am so annoyed.

    Simple Stuff intially:

    - Both rear brake lights stopped working (High Level Boot brake light OK)
    - Brake light switch faulty when scanned with VAGCOM

    New OEM Brake light switch fitted (local mechanic)

    Still no brake lights, so I removed the rear drivers side cluster only to find bulb is OK & new one does not work either ?

    When fitting the cluster back again realised the screw was no longer there to screw the unit back in ?
    It must have dropped down inside the car chassy somewhere and I cannot find it? I will have to buy another from Audi i guess? How annoying Ahhhhh :banghead:

    Any useful tips for my next attempt ?

    I checked Fuses #7 ESP & Brake light switch & #14 Brake lights. These were Both OK

    Not sure what to try next folks ???

    Any guidance would be hugely appreciated?


    Regards
    Smiffy

    This is my latest set of faults from VAGCOM


    Chassis Type: 8E - Audi A4 B6

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine
    Controller: 8E0 909 518 AL
    Component: 1.8L R4/5VT 0003
    Coding: 0011501
    Shop #: WSC 63251
    No fault code found.
    Readiness: 0000 0000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 03: ABS Brakes
    Controller: 8E0 614 517
    Component: ABS/ESP front 3429
    Coding: 04475
    Shop #: WSC 06435
    1 Fault Found:
    00526 - Brake Light Switch-F
    36-00 - Open Circuit
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 09: Cent. Elect.
    Controller: 8E0 907 279 C
    Component: int. Lastmodul RDW 0606
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 63251
    1 Fault Found:
    01312 - Powertrain Data Bus
    79-10 - Please Check Fault Codes - Intermittent
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 46: Central Conv.
    Controller: 8E0 959 433 BD
    Component: Komfortgerát TBF 1511
    Coding: 07115
    Shop #: WSC 63251
    2 Faults Found:
    01370 - Alarm triggered by Interior Monitoring
    35-00 - -
    01366 - Opened Due to Crash Signal
    36-10 - Open Circuit - Intermittent
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 56: Radio
    Controller: 8E0 035 186 L
    Component: concert II GRO 0001
    Coding: 01001
    Shop #: WSC 63251
    1 Fault Found:
    01317 - Control Module in Instrument Cluster (J285)
    49-10 - No Communications - Intermittent
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    brake light switch incorrectly fitted IMHO
     
  3. sniffy_smiffy

    sniffy_smiffy Member

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    Cheers Byzan I have heard they are quite tricky to fit. Will probably have to buy another as they can break easily ?
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I have a pdf guide for fitting the brake light switch. PM your email to me and I'll send it.
     
  5. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

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    best way to check the switch is to 'bridge' the wires if possable
     
  6. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    the new switches are just push in, turn, click, and turn again until the unit is square with the clutch switch if installed, iv fitted 2 now in 2 cars,
     
  7. sniffy_smiffy

    sniffy_smiffy Member

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    Thanks for help chaps I have a nice shiny new pdf guide in my inbox ready to give it a go, kindly provided by Mr QuattroJames. Will post how it goes, hopefully it will just be the switch. Regards smiffy
     
  8. Rui Teixeira

    Rui Teixeira New Member

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    I quattrojames,
    I have the same problem that is described in the topic.
    Can you send me the great PDF, please?

    Thanks,
    Rui Teixeira
     
  9. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Send me your email.
     

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