[200q20v] Heated Seat lights

Henry A Harper III hah at srv.net
Wed Feb 28 23:16:16 EST 2001

On Wednesday, February 28, 2001 10:47 PM, Tomsaudi200 at aol.com 
[SMTP:Tomsaudi200 at aol.com] wrote:
> OK, I know I am getting downright trivial here, but indulge me...
> The backlight for the driver's seat indicator has burned out. Is this a
> simple matter of pulling the button out, and replacing the bulb, or does the
> entire center console need to be removed? I'd love to have it backlit again,
> but not if the labor costs are staggering.
> My wife's 1995 Audi 90 has the digital temperature bulb out, and the cost to
> fix that was prohibitive, so I decided to skip it. I'm assuming it's the same
> case here, but I just wanted to ask.

It's a fairly simple matter of buying the proper bulb at Radio Shack, pulling 
out the switch (easier to pull off the center console side panel and push it 
out from behind), gently prying it apart, and desoldering and resoldering the 
bulb, than slapping it back in. Well documented at 
http://www.20v.org/acclight.htm/#seatheat - I have done both of mine and a 
friend's, by the fourth one my time was down to about a minute per switch.

Henry Harper
1991 200 quattro, 112k, window & center console switches lighted, sunroof 
switch light flaky, mirror switch & diff lock lights dead
1988 GTI 16v, 216k, no steenking electrical accessories

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