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    
 >  >
Turn Signal Combination Switch Replacement
 
Bookmark and Share

Pelican Technical Article:

Turn Signal Combination Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

3 hours3 hrs

Tab:

$150

Talent:

****

Tools:

T20 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

A6 2.7T (1997-04)
A6 2.8 (1997-02)
A6 3.0L (2002-04)
S6 4.2 (1997-04)

Parts Required:

Turn Signal Combination Switch

Hot Tip:

Disconnect battery beforehand

Performance Gain:

Working turn signals

Complementary Modification:

Replace clockspring

A failing turn signal/wiper switch can cause a variety of headaches. Often times, it can result in intermittent operation or even odd grounding issues with the horn and/or airbag system. The good news is that it is somewhat easy to replace, although a few things must be removed beforehand.

You'll need to remove the airbag, the steering wheel and also the clockspring to replace the turn signal combination switch. See our articles on Airbag Removal, Steering Wheel Removal and Clockspring Replacement for more information. You'll also want to disconnect the battery. See our article on Battery Replacement for more information.

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 include your vehicle information.

Shown here is the turn signal combination switch for your C5 A6 Audi.
Figure 1

Shown here is the turn signal combination switch for your C5 A6 Audi. Replacement is pretty easy, although it does require some components to be removed. Note that when removing the clockspring from the steering column for access, you should leave it plugged in and slide it over the steering column, this will prevent triggering a steering angle sensor fault code.

Loosen the T20 Torx screw on the rear of the combination switch (green arrow).
Figure 2

Loosen the T20 Torx screw on the rear of the combination switch (green arrow). This screw tightens the clamp holding the switch on the steering column.

Pull the electrical connector (green arrow) out of the backside of the combination switch.
Figure 3

Pull the electrical connector (green arrow) out of the backside of the combination switch.

Now pull the electrical connector (green arrow) on the opposite side out of the combination switch.
Figure 4

Now pull the electrical connector (green arrow) on the opposite side out of the combination switch.

Slide the combination switch off the steering column and rotate it up to access the rear of the switch.
Figure 5

Slide the combination switch off the steering column and rotate it up to access the rear of the switch. Now unplug the small electrical connector (green arrow) by pressing the tab inward and pulling it off. Now pull the remaining connector out of the switch (purple arrow).

You'll need to transfer the locking clamp from the old switch to the new one.
Figure 6

You'll need to transfer the locking clamp from the old switch to the new one. Keep in mind the locating tab (green arrow). Also note the slot (purple arrow) in the switch housing. This prevents you from installing the switch incorrectly. Installing the new switch is the opposite 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 03:06:32 AM