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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old May 12th, 2004, 20:22   #1
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Default How to remove light switch in the B4s by Rammstein

Ok, so it seems that there's a lot of questions now on how to remove the light switch and so on.

The "How to" for the DRL will follow after I typed this one out. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

First, you got a B4 interior.


Second you have the HVAC vents.


Press the center vent down.


Then, more down (always be gentle, but here you may have to force it down until it unclips)!!!


Play with it, it should come out easily.


There should be a screw there, abscent on this pic, don't know where it is. Well, there should be a screw there anyway, so unscrew it (philips head).


Same thing for the vent on top of the light switch (look at my beautiful Euroswitch! [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]). Push...


Push more until it's horizontal.


Remove it and remove the screw that I'm pointing with my screwdriver.


With a small flat tip screwdriver, bring the plastic trim that surrounds the cluster out a little bit (as far as it goes). Carefull: this piece is very fragile! [img]/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]


Take only the part of the light switch that you can really pull on it without fear of breaking it.


With the little screwdriver take the lightswitch out gently.


Do everything in the reverse order to put the switch back in place.

Done! [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

As some of you will see, I have not removed the last screw.

The switch came right out with little problem.

I'm missing quite a few screws holding the plastic trim around the cluster, so the switch comes off quite easily.

If you have all the bolts...remove them first or brake everything.

Also, I removed the vents so I have more room to take the pictures.

You can just rotate the vents, remove the screws and the switch.

How to disable DRL's coming next, stay tuned! [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old May 13th, 2004, 04:27   #2
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Default How to remove light switch in the B4s by Rammstein

Nice pics, but that is the long way to be sure.

I use a small flat jeweler's screw driver. And just slide one of the two pins and viola she is out.

As someone else mentioned you can use a Credit card or something similar.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 08:58   #3
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Default How to remove light switch in the B4s by Rammstein

My goal in writing this was not get flamed if somebody brakes something. That's all.

Members get the idea of how to do it, which is the purpose of it all. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old May 13th, 2004, 09:11   #4
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Great post Rammstein! [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old May 13th, 2004, 11:01   #5
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I second the great couple of posts. Now when new people ask about the DRL or taking out the switch, theres something they can search for, espically with your name in the heading!
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Old May 13th, 2004, 18:42   #6
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An emphatic thank you Rammstein!!! This is just what I was hoping for when going to the tdiclub.com forum for help. Thanks again!
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Old May 14th, 2004, 08:55   #7
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Default How to remove light switch in the B4s by Rammstein

No problem again!

If you're looking for these "How to's" in a near future and cannot find them, I've put a link into the sticky titled "HOW TO" in TDI 101.

In the same thread you can also find my "How to change the HVAC light so you can see the control at night".

Here you go:
How to change your HVAC control bulb by Rammstein
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Old June 18th, 2004, 15:28   #8
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Any ideas in where i can get a euro switch?

thanks
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Old June 18th, 2004, 17:15   #9
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Old June 18th, 2004, 18:12   #10
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Nice pics, but that is the long way to be sure.


Rammy, he's correct. You don't need to go thru any of those steps to remove the headlight switch. You just need a feeler gage* and the switch comes right out - - it's part of the design.

OTOH, thanks for showing how to remove those dusty vents for detailing! ...never could figure it out.



*feeler gage = an odd tool, similar to a shim, used to set the gap on a spark plug*




*spark plug:



Quote:


1. The spark plug must have an insulated passageway for this high voltage to travel down to the electrode, where it can jump the gap and, from there, be conducted into the engine block and grounded. The plug also has to withstand the extreme heat and pressure inside the cylinder, and must be designed so that deposits from fuel additives do not build up on the plug.

2. A throwback to a pre-historic era.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 18:20   #11
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Release pins:

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Old June 18th, 2004, 22:33   #12
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Default How to remove light switch in the B4s by Rammstein

I had no clue the switch was suppose to come out with feeler gauges though...wow a revelation!

Great, so anyway, if anybody wants to remove their switch, feeler gauges are the way to go!
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Old June 19th, 2004, 04:51   #13
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Rammy, glad we could help out. After all, isn't this forum about one brotha helping another !
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Old June 19th, 2004, 09:32   #14
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Yes it is!
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Old June 20th, 2004, 00:53   #15
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*feeler gage = an odd tool, similar to a shim, used to set the gap on a spark plug*

Actually, the flat feeler gauges (the kind you're using - great for lining up trim punches with their respective dies) are not suitable for checking spark plug gaps. For spark plugs, you need a wire-type feeler gauge (set of measuring wires). Just a piece of useless (to anyone with a decent engine) trivia.
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