04-09-2003, 08:09 AM
1. the light on my dash went out(2 months) i used the search and seen article about a button under the steering but theres none in my car(96). i figured i have to change the bulb(s) by removing the dash. can anyone tell me how many bulbs and amps?
2. my car is at 163,000miles. i have not changed any of the vaccum lines since 70,000miles.can some body tell me which ones need to be changed and where to get the vaccums?
3 besides, that 02 sensors, temp sensors,breath hose,plugs.... are always done. just got a vag yesterday but still gonna learn how to use it.
4 how the hell do u get to this 12v development? i came in through mr.d's post in the a4 forum.
still cold(27) and snowing this place
04-09-2003, 08:47 AM
You'll know if it's the fuse if the radio, seat heater and climate control butons also don't light up.
04-09-2003, 09:16 AM
If all bulbs are dead, I wonder why (Check the fuse). I have had never more than one bulb burn out at a time.
If it's just the bulbs, you need the orange ones (1.1W), but remove a sample to be sure! Don't let the dealer sell you a new instrument cluster for $400. They try that. They might say they don't have a part number for those bulbs. One bulb will run you about $6. Maybe you can find a less expensive bulb of the same kind at an electronis supply store. Make sure you have a sample for comparison: These bulbs have an unusual bayonet socket.
PS: This forum is so hard to find, because it's top-secret. ;-)
04-09-2003, 04:39 PM
They sell 3.2 mm hose in a variety of colors. The only one that I haven't changed is the one that goes from the top of the plenum into the firewall for the AC.The 12V forum is hard to get to on purpose to stop the bling, bling 500hp 1.8T , why is my car so unreliable? crowd taking over.Put the 12V URL in your browser favorites and don't tell any body.<ul><li><a href="http://forums.audiworld.com/12v/pages/1.phtml">http://forums.audiworld.com/12v/pages/1.phtml</a</li></ul>
does require replacement after a while. I just got a small vacuum hose extension tube cut the hose to the recirculation valve at the boot covering the heater core tubes and stuck a new piece of vacuum hose between it and the plenum. Worked great--5-10 minutes of work max and you have a new hose where you need it the most. The hose protected behind the firewall and under the dash should last a lot longer than the hoses exposed to the heat and air pollution under the hood.