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Re: Light Kit *&$%#@...
>>Well, if no one can come up with the fix that Eliot had someone do, I'm
>>afraid that I'm gonna have to bag this approach, as I can't stand the thought of
>>living with my computer display perpetually telling me I've got a bulb out.
>>According to my wrench (who was the chief Audi wrench at the local dealer
>>before that dealer dumped the franchise), there's no easy ($) way around
>>this due to the way the computer uses the circut to test for bulb integrity
>>("Hey bulb,are you still honest...?)
>I missed the earlier bits of this thread, but if the issue is how to put hot
>bulbs in, relay them and not have a bulb warning indicator, then I am up
>against the same. I will let you know if I figure out a way -- I have some
Bart, Ralph, et. al. -
This problem may have already been addressed by someone -- if not, here it is:
It's easy to turn off the autocheck warning by replacing a relay under the dash
with two simple pieces of wire. I just did it a few weeks ago on my CQ. The
procedure is posted on my NA 20V web pages. Surf on over to:
and check out "Fooling the Autocheck system after rewiring." The procedure
was originally posted by Igor Kessel. (thanks, Igor!)
The relay position may vary depending on model, but the P/N and pin locations
should be the same. This "fix" does not retain the bulb checking feature, it
merely disables it. The way I see it, if you can't tell that one of your lights isn't
working by yourself, you've got bigger problems than just a bad bulb.
'90 CQ 20V - my 'racing-iron' ;^)