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Where and how to replace hazard switch!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 663KAY, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. 663KAY
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    [Feb 25, 2005]
    seems like it's a typical problem /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif...the hazards work fine but the light stops flashing when you indicate either direction...
    turns out it's the hazard switch..please help me to locate and replace it...
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    [Feb 25, 2005]
    the switch is the hazzard button. you have to take the center console apart to get at it. The instructions for this depend on the model - face lift or not.
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    [Feb 25, 2005]
    i just done mine last weekend
    indicators has stopped completely but hazzards worked fine
    like kafu says depends on facelift or not i asked for advice and was given it
    tried as advised and it would have taken whole centre out
    managed to find a way to get it out on the facelift model pretty simple /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shutup.gif
    ok it was a bit of a pain, but i am a novice at this kind of thing
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    [Feb 28, 2005]
    thanks...i have the pre-facelift ('99)...
    i've stopped driving it since the indicator don't anymore and am pretty bored with driving my other car - mk1 golf...
    So how do I go about removing the center console?....the radio is a not a prob, whatelse must be removed to get to the bloody switch....
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    [Feb 28, 2005]
    there are two screws visible when you take the stereo out, and two screws down by the ashtray and thats it... just pull from the bottom up. I think there are two 'push-fit' fixings near the stereo area and then two up at the top above the hazard switch (either side). It does need a good tug /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif though and it feels like it might break but mine came out without any damage

    (This is on an S3 mind, so don't know if there is a difference)
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    [Feb 28, 2005]
    As H3MSY says, when you remove the stereo it gives you access to two screws, the facia then clips off with a little force. This then exposes two torx screws at the top which when removed free the centre part of the dash just enough to get to the switch.

    I had to replace mine (pre-facelift) last year.
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