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RE: quattro-digest V4 #3230


I just had to replace the same bulb last month on my '86 4kcsq. It's pretty
easy if you know what to look for.

Remove the instrament panel face - two screws under the top of it and two on
the bottom, you should be able to lift it right out then, but you don't
really need to. Just move it slightly so you can then get the dash cover off
the top of the instrument panel. Once the back of the instrument panel is
exposed, the bulp is on the top left (or right depending on what side your
doing). Mine had a light blue connector that you turned to remove the cover
and bulb. After the years the heat kind of warped mine so it was a little
hard to remove, maybe you'll have better luck. Anyway, remove the bulb, take
it to the dealer and get a replacement - it should only be $1-2 or so. I
have an extra one if you can't get one. Put the dash back the same way as
you took it apart.

Matt Daniels
'93 90S
'86 4kcsq

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 20:41:03 -0800
From: drmarino@juno.com
Subject: 86 4kq instrument lights

The left side of my instrument panel is dark - obviously a bulb has
blown. My question is how to replace the bulb. In my old Plymouth I just
reached under the dash and felt around for a socket and pulled out the
spent bulb. Is the procedure that simple on the Audi or is there
something special I should know about?  Of course I would disconnect the
battery before any electrical work.
Sorry for such a simplistic question but it sure beats paying $70/hr for
Thanks in advance.