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Old 12-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
Hawley12
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Default 97 A6 sedan New Owner issues

First Audi! 1997 Audi A6 Quattro Sedan. Around 165,XXX. Just bought it last week. Starting to spot some trouble areas.

First off the Gear Indicator on the dash doesn't display anything. It seems like its back-lit slightly but i'm not sure if its just light leaking from other instruments.

The sunroof also doesn't want to function right. it opens but then stops and makes a horrible grinding sound. Got it closed but it doesn't seem to sit right.

I was also planning on sea-foaming the car. Does anyone know the best method to do so? i assume the brake booster but don't know where it is on the car. Also never used sea-foam.

( Mirrors are fading a tad. Anyone know where to get replacement glass? )

Photos of Indicator and Mirrors attached. Thanks for the help! All input is appreciated!
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Welcome. The gear indicator has a bulb that is soldered in place. If you STFAs, you'll find a DIY on how to replace it. Re: the side mirro glass, you can find replacement glass at your local dealer or at a discount from one of the on-line dealers, such as www.genuineaudiparts.com. Assuming both mirrors use the heated glass version, the P/Ns and on-line selling price are as follows:

* Driver's: P/N 4B0-857-535, $231.46
* Passenger's: P/N 4A1-857-536-AD, $161.63

You might also check a auto wrecker or eBay for a complete replecement side mirror assembly (including the mirror glass) for a lot less.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Welcome. The gear indicator has a bulb that is soldered in place. If you STFAs, you'll find a DIY on how to replace it. Re: the side mirro glass, you can find replacement glass at your local dealer or at a discount from one of the on-line dealers, such as www.genuineaudiparts.com. Assuming both mirrors use the heated glass version, the P/Ns and on-line selling price are as follows:

* Driver's: P/N 4B0-857-535, $231.46
* Passenger's: P/N 4A1-857-536-AD, $161.63

You might also check a auto wrecker or eBay for a complete replecement side mirror assembly (including the mirror glass) for a lot less.
Thanks so much !
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:17 AM   #4
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I bought mirrors from eBay from Lithuania.

http://stores.ebay.com/Your-Auto-Wor...=p4634.c0.m322

Good quality. Easy install. Heaters work. Slight blue tint.
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I bought mirrors from eBay from Lithuania.

http://stores.ebay.com/Your-Auto-Wor...=p4634.c0.m322

Good quality. Easy install. Heaters work. Slight blue tint.
Thanks! Was hoping I wouldn't have to buy all new mirrors
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