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

Reverse light on when driving???

Gstar51 Mar 13, 2012

  1. Gstar51

    Gstar51 Member

    79
    1
    8
    New member to this forum, just wanted to know if anyone has had this problem, and how do you go about fixing it.??
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    14,060
    583
    113
    Welcome to the forum.

    I would assume it's a fault with the reversing switch in the gearbox.
     
  3. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

    1,545
    39
    48
    what engine? manual or auto?

    my first port of call would be to find the reverse light switch and unplug it. if the light goes off its the switch or whatever presses it in the box.
    unscrew the switch and check it with the multimeter. make sure its making and breaking the circuit.

    im not sure off hand where the switch is on an auto.
    manual one will be a two pin one somewhere on the box probably on the n/s i think?
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  4. Gstar51

    Gstar51 Member

    79
    1
    8
    thanks for your help guys, will try this tommoz.:icon_thumright:
     
  5. Sulli

    Sulli Member

    49
    2
    6
    I sometimes get this..........when I'm in reverse :tocktock:
    Solution, change to forward gear ;)

    Sorry couldn't resist, welcome, good luck with solving - dare say its the switch.
     
  6. pauldazzle

    pauldazzle Well-Known Member

    1,191
    95
    48
    I had the same problem on my car, & replacing the reverse light switch solved it.
     
  7. Gstar51

    Gstar51 Member

    79
    1
    8
    Nice 1 sulli!
    Thanks peeps will get a switch sorted
     
  8. Gstar51

    Gstar51 Member

    79
    1
    8
    Lots of info on here of how to locate and change the switch on a b5 model, but not much info for b6 avant 6 speed manual.
    Anybody got pics or description of how to do this.
    Ta a lot
     
  9. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    14,060
    583
    113
    Take a few pics and do write up when you change it and we can all learn from it :icon_thumright:
     

Share This Page