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Side Mirror Switch Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Side Mirror Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

5 min

Tab:

$20

Talent:

*

Tools:

Your fingers

Applicable Models:

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

Parts Required:

Side Mirror Switch

Hot Tip:

Push the switch out through the cupholder

Performance Gain:

Seeing that cop in your side mirrors

Complementary Modification:

Replace cupholder

Your side mirrors are an important part of your ability to navigate the road safely. The side mirror adjustment switch is located in the center console. This location leaves the switch prone to damage from spilled liquids. Over time, the knob itself can break free of the switch. Additionally, a failed switch will make adjustment of the side mirrors a task required by hand. The good news is that the switch is easily replaced in 5 minutes. If your switch has failed, here's how to replace it.

Our vehicle may vary slightly from yours as models do change and evolve as they grow older. 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 include your vehicle information.

Shown here is the side mirror switch on the C5 Audi A6 (green arrow) over time, this switch can be damaged by liquids.
Figure 1

Shown here is the side mirror switch on the C5 Audi A6 (green arrow) over time, this switch can be damaged by liquids. Replacement is easy and should take no more than five minutes.

Note that the knob itself can also break free of the switch as in our project vehicle.
Figure 2

Note that the knob itself can also break free of the switch as in our project vehicle. Sometimes, this can simply be pushed back on. If not, you'll need to replace the switch itself.

Open the cupholder, and then hold it down about halfway.
Figure 3

Open the cupholder, and then hold it down about halfway. Slide your finger inside as shown to pop the switch out of the center console.

Pull the electrical connector (green arrow) off the old switch.
Figure 4

Pull the electrical connector (green arrow) off the old switch. Plug the connector into the new switch and push it down into place.

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