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Re: battery light when blinkers on
> In my experience, the alternator brushes wear out anywhere between 100K and
> 150K miles. They are a part of the voltage regulator assembly, and when new,
> stick out about 12 mm; they should be replaced when they are about 2mm.
> The trick is that very few part places sell them separately; they go with the
> whole regulator. I bought mine at the local import-parts shop for $5 a pair,
> and I changed them on both of my cars at around 150K. You need a fairly strong
> soldering iron, I'd say about 100W.
> 82 Coupe
> 86 5000 TQ wagon
> P.S. I don't have the number of this local shop handy, and I don't know if
> they will ship. They are more expensive then the part vendors on this
> list so I rarely buy anything there. However, if anyone is interested,
> I will find all this out.
does this shop also sell the brushes for the fresh air fan, which wears
out about the same time. Audi only sells the whole motor/fan assembly.
86 5000 CST
77 924 with new regulator, due to worn brushes :-(