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Intermittent Brake Light issues - please help?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by jaishaw, May 13, 2012.

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    [May 13, 2012]
    Hi,

    I have just purchased an AUDI A4 TDI 110 SE 1896cc, 4dr Diesel Manual (1997 - R) and when following it home I noticed that the brake light on the drivers side was only working some of the time. As this is my first Audi, I though tI would ask if it is a common problem with a common fix?

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro!

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    [May 13, 2012]
    take the bulb out and check the contacts for dirt/corrosion. Also, check the multi plug that powers the lights for dirt etc
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    [May 14, 2012]
    Thanks. Have cleaned the contacts and checked the leads that go into the light fitting all seems well at the mo. much appreciated!
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [May 15, 2012]
    tried a new bulb?
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    [May 16, 2012]
    If it was the bulb would it not be constantly off?

    Cleaning contacts etc hasn't fixed it permanently. I'll try a new bulb. Any suggestions of that doesn't work chaps?

    Thanks
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    [May 16, 2012]
    I've had a bulb act up in a similar manner. Eventually it did properly blow, but for a few weeks before that it randomly triggered the bulb warning.
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