Question about 1998 Audi A4
Yes, it is the switch.
I have reworked mine 4 times now. Some day I will get a replacement, but can not afford it now.
If you take the switch out, directions here: (audiworld.com/tech/elec114.shtml) (put the www in the front) you will see that the bottom plastic holder is melted - in the website you can see the culprit in the third from the last, and the last picture. I cleaned everything with an emery board and alcohol the first few times. It worked for 2 months. This last time I used a very sharp knife and shaved the melted plastic that was preventing the copper arm from being pushed out and making contact. I think this time it will work for a good long time. In the last picture you can see he removed the copper arm, and be very careful, there are tiny springs under it. (Release the notch on the outer sides to gently remove the copper arm.)
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
Same thing here I found a whole switch assembly on Ebay luckily for 40$ from a parted A4. Switch will be here soon and im going to do the install. Btw I am 99% sure it is the switch, mine does same thing because the contact went bad. If u held the switch up and towards the engine just right the light would come on. If held this way for long enough 20-30 sec usually, the lights would stay on after. This method worked for about a month until the switch broke more inside and now only will turn on the parking lights. Anyways long story short it is your switch and I am not sure going rate used for them but I believe they go for 160 or so new. I will get back to you on the install. Hope this helps anyone else that comes on this post.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
I know its a simple and possibly irrelevant answer but have you made sure both bulbs are ok. All to often I have seen customers coming in complaining the switch is faulty when it is only bulbs. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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