Fixing Your License Plate Lights by Jestnomen - AudiForums.com


DIY - Do It Yourself Within you will find how-to's on many aspects of modding and caring for your ride as told by your fellow members.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-24-2005, 10:15 PM
6th Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Columbs, Ohio
Posts: 10,684
Default Fixing Your License Plate Lights by Jestnomen

Vehicle: 1997 A4

Problem: Rear license plate lights no longer work

Tools: #10 socket, #2 Philips screw driver, torx set

Parts: 8D0 943 022 A, 8D0 943 022

Standard disclaimer: I'm not liable for the stupid things you do!

Ok, lets get started. First you will need to remove the 9 felt covered screws from the trunk lid. Once you have removed those, remove the two Philips screws inside of the trunk lid handle. The felt liner should pull away, although you may have to wiggle it around to get it to free itself.



Once the liner is removed, you will need to remove the two nuts from the locking cylinder mechanism.



The next step is to remove the two torx screws that hold the light molding in place. They are located on either side of the locking cylinder mechanism. You should see an access hole through the sheet metal.



At this point you will need to unplug the two wire connecters. I used a small flathead screwdriver to pry the connectors off. As you can see mine were pretty badly corroded!



The entire light assembly should pull off the trunk now. Remove the two screws holding on the clear plastic covers for the lamps. On the back of the light assembly are four screws that hold the lights in. Remove them and the lights should pull out. As you can see, more corrosion. One of the contacts is completely gone!



New light:



The next step is to reinstall your new lights into the trim piece.



From this point on everything is in reverse. Hope this helps somebody down the road.


Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
B6 A4 L.E.D. License Plate Lights Prizmatik Exterior/Body 2 11-10-2012 01:11 PM
Please help I need front bumper info for fixing a new license plate! CAD Stewie Audi A6 1 05-12-2010 01:03 PM
Trunk lights and license plate lights exequiel3k B5 Models 8 09-13-2009 06:47 PM
MOVED: Fixing your license plate lights Jestnomen Audi A4 0 02-25-2005 02:59 AM
Fixing An Erratic Fuel Gauge by Jestnomen Jestnomen DIY - Do It Yourself 0 11-10-2004 02:22 AM


Tags
2000, a4, a6, assembly, audi, licence, license, lid, light, lights, liner, plate, removal, trunk, tt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 AM.