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rear interior light not working? avant version

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Lee_R, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    My 04 avant has a problem with the rear interior light not working. The one in the roof above the boot space. The front and middle lights work fine, so does the tailgate one.

    Nothing on vcds, fuse ok, bulbs changed for new. Still nothing! Any ideas?
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator
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    Micro switch in the handle or broken wire at the hinge point?
     
  3. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    I've seen the microswitch mentioned but it doesn't manually turn on either so not sure its got anything to do with the opening or closing
     
  4. biyitch

    biyitch Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

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    Did you get anywhere with this? I have the same problem but I can't see how to remove the lamp unit to check the wiring.
     
  5. deano1978

    deano1978 different gear

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    I had this too,there are clips holding it in. I just replaced mine and works fine again.
    £10 breakers,b7 fits too.
     
  6. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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    Yeh I have intermittent lighting. Works fine then nothing for weeks,proper annoying,goin have a look in min see if I can solve it,will let you know.
     
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    Yep mine is broken,it is the unit itself,when push on certain places it comes back on for a few seconds, new unit it is then
     
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    Our a6 was doing this. There was a broken solder joint. Quick fix.
     
  9. biyitch

    biyitch Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

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    Just after posting I noticed the bulbs illuminated if I touched them against the contacts but not if they were seated properly, even though it was all clean. I pushed the central area (where the switch is located) upwards, there was a click and now they work again.
     

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