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wires in centre console behind handbrake

whinfs Jun 7, 2013

  1. whinfs

    whinfs Member

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    hi
    i was taking the rear ashtray out of my '02 A4 SE saloon and noticed some wires and plugs in there (see attached pic)

    can anyone tell me what they're for???
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  2. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    i think there for lights which are in the rear ashtray
     
  3. crazy88

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    Is one of them not for the arm rest light? Do you have an armrest? Looking at the pic it looks like you do as the bracket is there. If so, is it illuminated?
     
  4. whinfs

    whinfs Member

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    hello
    the ashtray isnt lit

    i do have an armrest but there isnt any lights in it
     
  5. VagCabby

    VagCabby Active Member

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    Definately for the armrest ambient lights. If you open the pid there should be a little bit of plastic just by the hinge with a little red led on it
     
  6. whinfs

    whinfs Member

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    :blush: er, sorry guys, yes you're right, the arm rest illuminates! thanks to crazy88 and vagcabby.

    the rear ash tray definitely doesnt illuminate though.

    theres 2 wires/plugs in there though. i guess the armrest only uses one - any ideas what the other ones for please?

    cheers
     
  7. crazy88

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    Not the handbrake switch is it? Is the right connector the armrest lights? If so, what is the left one connected to? It's hard to see whether the mating connector is attached.
     
  8. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    just removed and checked mine and i have a light in my rear ashtray
     
  9. whinfs

    whinfs Member

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    hi dualmono21, thanks for taking the time to check yours out. ive whipped mine out again and put the lights onto see if something lit up and ive got nothing, but maybe i should have... theres no loose wiring or evidence of a bulb. wheres your bulb hiding?

     
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  11. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    right armrest
    left handbrake
     

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