dash lights and head lights challenges

J. Lyons raudi1 at value.net
Fri Sep 28 15:00:51 EDT 2001

Hello all,

Well  IME I had a similar problem with the dashlights shutting off in my 
'79 5000s ,way back in the day, when the headlights were on, but working 
with just the running lights. The problem was the switch itself. The 
solution, at least at the time, was to jump the dashlight ground  wire 
(from the headlight on postion on the switch) to the dashlight ground 
wire (on the running lights only position). Of course, nowadays, I would 
just replace the switch, but this was very early in my Audi ownership 
career (re: no cash for parts). Funny thing, I never went back and fixed 
it properly, it still works fine.

84 CGT Turbo
79 5000s

>Subject: RE: dash lights don't work wiht headlights?
>Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 12:34:12 -0400
>I've got the same problem on my 88 90Q.  I just drive without them.  BTW...I
>replaced both lic. plate lamps, so I know it's either the switch (not
>likely), the bulb in the dash (I hope), or a relay.  Are there any other
>bulbs in the circuit that could be causing this?

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