Audi Parts Catalog Audi Accessories Catalog Audi Technical Articles VW-Audi Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
View Recent Cars  |   Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
 >  >
Headlight Switch Replacement
 
Bookmark and Share

Pelican Technical Article:

Headlight Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

5 minutes5 mins

Tab:

$50

Talent:

**

Tools:

Your fingers

Applicable Models:

Audi A6 (1997-04)
Audi A6 Quattro (1997-04)
Audi S6 (2002-03)

Parts Required:

Headlight Switch

Hot Tip:

Use your fingers pick to pop the switch out of the panel.

Performance Gain:

Ability to read your gauges

Complementary Modification:

Replace headlight dimmer switch

As with most Audi electrics, the headlight switch is one of those items prone to failure over the years. In this article, I'll show you how to change it. Changing the headlight switch is super easy and should take no more than 5 minutes.

Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches.

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.

Vehicle models change and evolve as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

Turn the headlight switch to the off position and push the knob inward (green arrow).
Figure 1

Turn the headlight switch to the off position and push the knob inward (green arrow). Turn the knob clockwise. As you turn it, the switch housing will eject itself from the dashboard.

Pull the switch out of the dashboard as shown here.
Figure 2

Pull the switch out of the dashboard as shown here. You need to be able to access the electrical connection on the back side.

Press the tabs on the rear of the electrical connector (green arrows) and pull the connector off.
Figure 3

Press the tabs on the rear of the electrical connector (green arrows) and pull the connector off. The new switch is installed in the reverse order of removal. 

Bookmark and Share

  Search our site:    

View Cart & CheckOut | Project List | Order Status |  Help    

 

[Home] [Customer Service] [Shopping Cart] [Project/Wish List]
  [Privacy Statement]  [Contact Us] [About Us] [Shipping] [Careers]

Copyright © Pelican Parts Inc. -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page

Page last updated: Fri 12/9/2016 03:01:07 AM