[V6-12v] Ignition switch replacement - 95 A6Q

Casimiro Izquierdo caig01 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 12 15:55:30 PST 2009


I replaced the ignition switch, that is where one puts the key to start the car, on my 95 90S about three years ago.  It was done by a person with no Audi experience.  He was smart enough to realize that all that was needed was take the out the dash board and from the back unplug the module and replace it .  The key stays the same, in other words I did not have to make new keys and it has been working perfectly since.  I DID NOT HAVE TO DO ANY DRILLING.  Similar to your problem, my key would not return and it kept the starting motor engaged.  I had to replace one starting motor after forgetting to bring the key back and burning it.

It may be different for your car, being an A6, but I think not.


From: "beattyr2003 at cox.net" <beattyr2003 at cox.net>
To: quattro at audifans.com; v6-12v at audifans.com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:12:47 PM
Subject: [V6-12v] Ignition switch replacement - 95 A6Q

I have gotten conflicting opinions on replacing the ignition switch for a 1995 A6Q.

The problem is that it sticks partially in and on and you have to press the switch in with your thumb for it to unstick and that the key positions arent working correctly, ie it will start but no headlights, climate control ect ect.

Does replacing this switch require drilling out the lock mechanism from the steering collum or is it as simple as pulling the dash parts that are over it and around the steering colum and then just unplugging the switch and putting in the new one?  Thats where I am hearing two different stories.

Thanks for any insight,

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