[urq] parking lights not working
ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 08:51:10 PST 2009
Electrical gremlins with the old ceramic under dash fusebox and the
overtaxed electrical connectors are the weakest link in the early '83 and
earlier Urqs. Of course, by now most of the high-current circuits have been
bypassed/redone and shouldn't pose too many problems. I had the headlight
switch go out on the '83 (actually also at the fuse box iirc) at night when
we were driving outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado a few years ago.
Thank goodness I was with a bunch of Urq's and I made sure to be the middle
car of the caravan (only parking lights worked). That made the hour drive
back to the condo and heated garage much better and far less treacherous.
On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 6:07 AM, fdekat <fdekat at sentex.net> wrote:
> Hello Jim:
> I feel you pain. Exactly the same thing happened to me.
> Of course, it was late at night, after going to the movies. Grr..
> Problem turned out to be a bad pin in the connector on the back of the
> dash fusebox. That connector feeds the power to the headlight switch, which
> then goes to the fuses. (separate feed to the switch for parkign and dash
> lights than used for the actual headlights)
> I sort of refurbished the pin in the connector, but that only lasted a few
> weeks. Final cure was to remove that wire from th connector, and get power
> feed from a spare 1/4" spade terminal on the back of the fusebox instead.
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:38:57 -0500
> > From: Jim Miller <jmiller at quantumcom.com>
> > Subject: [urq] parking lights not working
> > To: urq at audifans.com
> > Message-ID: <219B4F17-0DE6-4CD8-B9BC-7213F599BA94 at quantumcom.com>
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> > I sure this is one for the record books on topics covered! Headlights
> > work but parking lights (front and tail) do not. Along with dash and
> > gauges lights.
> > I pulled the main light switch and swapped it out for a spare one. No
> > go. I also swapped out the rotating dimmer switch and nothing burns.
> > Fuses checked out okay.
> > I have to be missing something. Any ideas? Ground?
> > Thanks!
> > Jim
> > '83 Urq
> > p.s. check out
> > http://www.insideline.com/audi/s1/1984/driving-the-1984-audi-sport-
> > quattro-s1-wrc-replica-by-mtm.html
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