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Mk1 Seat Leon headlight switch

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mattyboy199, Apr 9, 2013.

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    MY S3's headlight switch is giving up i cant operate the fogs however all others switch on & off fine. At the moment i'm unable to find a good used exmaple however i can find what seems to be the exact same switch used in the seat leon & toledo which has the fog operation switches (twist out). Does anyone know what illumination colours the dash is switches came in ? green red orange or blue i'm guessing. I'm also assuming that the connection will be the same.

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    The leon was green illumination mate
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    S3 ones are different to others as they have self levelling xenons... LCR/A3 etc have a leveling rotary switch... don't know if the wiring is the same due to this

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    I got a new one from Audi just over a year ago and paid about £95 for it.
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    Hi

    You messaged me in February about my spare switch, but I never got a reply from you.

    I just kept an eye out on ebay (for a year till I got a good one)

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    put one from an a3 in mine, it works no problem. it does have the wee wheel for adjusting the a3 lights, but has no effect s3 lighta at all.

    just looks better than the old one which was al worn.

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    Does it have fog operation ? & how did you know it illuminated red ?

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    hi i just made sure the doner car had front fogs, thought all a3 displays were red. if not i must have been lucky
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    I have a Seat toledo headlight switch with rear fog operation if anyone is interested, it would suit an A3. Waiting on another with front & rear fog control to fit on the S3 so should have an answer on this soon.
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    So as expected the Seat switch fitted exactly as a S3/A3 would do. The dimmer unit can be swaped over by uncliping it from the fascia. Only real is issue is unclippling the electrical port from the back of headlight switch itself, you need to remove the fuse panel which is held in by about 6 torx screws & even then access is tight.

    Unfortunately i later discovered my fogs weren't working because the fuse was lose & the rear fog bulb was bouncing around in the light cluster, however the panel is unmarked & the backlighting is red....worth it for £20
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