1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

noise from hazard switch when indicating

shufti Aug 22, 2012

  1. shufti

    shufti Member

    211
    0
    16
    hi guys

    I have an a6 4.2 quattro 1999. When I indicate right only the side repeater lights up (doesn't blink) and no other lights come on. Also there is a noise that comes from the hazard switch. I bought a new hazard switch on ebay as I thought that was the solution but it does the same thing.

    Anyone got any ideas what this fault is and how to fix it? The left indicator works as normal

    any pointers or help would be greatly appreciated as my mot is due soon
    thanks
     
  2. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

    15,161
    1,121
    113
    All your bulbs OK?

    could be the stalk.

    my first thought would be the relay as well.
     
  3. shufti

    shufti Member

    211
    0
    16
    yes the bulbs are ok, is it an easy enough to change the stalk? I assume this is my best route?
    thanks
     
  4. Inskip75

    Inskip75 Member

    94
    6
    8
    Before you change the stalk try a little wd40 on the contact ring on the column and go full lock each way a couple of times to clean up the ring - it gets dirt on it.
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

    15,161
    1,121
    113
    I think its your only option now.

    The stalk is not to bad.
    Loads of little screws and springs that just want to pop out and hide in your carpet never to be found until that one day you walk through with bar feet and BANG!!!!
    Its in your foot!!

    Remove the wheel, remove the stalk and start taking the screws out. I'm not sure how the A6 comes apart but since its about the same year as my B5 I assume it would be the same or at least.
    When you pull it apart, go slow or the internals will jump about and go all over the place.
    Don't forget to clean the metal contacts and re-grease. :)
     
  6. shufti

    shufti Member

    211
    0
    16
    thanks, I'll try and hunt down a stalk on ebay and give that a bash, hopefully that will get to the bottom of this..... I'll post up my results. I'll try the wd40 trick first
     
  7. shufti

    shufti Member

    211
    0
    16
    yeah it was the stalk, thanks for you advice :)
     
  8. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

    15,161
    1,121
    113
    Brilliant.
     

Share This Page