[urq] URQ Brake lights

n-engelbert at terrans.net n-engelbert at terrans.net
Thu Jul 19 17:18:59 EDT 2007

Along the lines of Maurits' thinking, on mine, the flexy tabs that the
bases of the lights make contact with were intermittent in continuity to
the steel traces.  I drilled some small holes through the traces and tabs
and ran a small sheet metal screw through to each flexy tab base contact
thingy (technical term).  Much better lighting all around after that.


Nathan Engelbert
83 UrQ DA900453
89 90q
95 S6 avant

> Check if the base plate metal sheet track is not 'lifted' from the plastic
> plate by heat over the years. You might need to re-secure it with a
> popnail
> in order to it make contact again with the feed line. Hard to explain, but
> just take the plate out and look very carefull, then you might see what
> I'm
> talking about. BTDT.
> Regards,
> Maurits
> 1986 quattro GV
> 1982 Coupe GL DD
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <dgraber460 at aol.com>
> To: <urq at audifans.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:23 PM
> Subject: [urq] URQ Brake lights
>>I have been it seems driving for some time without brake lights.
>> Patient - 83 early under dash URQ
>> Fuse good.
>> Bulbs are good.
>> Grounds are good.
>> E-Flashers work.
>> Signals work
>> Pedal Switches work.
>> Rest of tailights work.
>> I have not had much time at all to look into this but last night I found
>> I
>> have no power at the pedal switches. I dread tracing this anywhere (if
>> that is even possible) with the bundle of spaghetti wires the "superior
>> German engineers" gave us to deal with.
>> Any usual suspects from BTDT?
>> Dennis
>> Denver

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