Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
Actually, $300 sounds somewhat reasonable considering the labor involved to replace the switch assembly, which includes removing the airbag and steering wheel
And especially considering the part cost is $219.40
Oh, sorry, I misread. They quoted 300 for the part, PLUS labor
got it. For one, they're overcharging for the part
Now, with that said, I can almost guarantee that epoxying the arm will not be a successful endeavor, as epoxy works well with sticking together two large surfaces, or works well if it's used to keep two parts from pulling apart linearly
but 90 degree force will break again
So to answer your question, the part is called the combination switch
the factory part number is XXXXX 953 513C 01C
Considering the new price is $220, you should be able to find a used one for about half of that
The identical part is used in the following Audis
1995 90 Quattro1998 A6 Q
1995-1997 A6 Q1997 A8 Q1994-1997 Cabriolet1996-1998 A4 and A4Q
To replace, you need to disconnect the battery, remove the airbag, remove the steering wheel, remove the steering column clamshell covers, and then the switch is easily removed
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX seen a replacement part for comb. switch from a few places online for $130...and will check around for a used part. What do you think the labor would cost? I may still try some super epoxy...nothing to lose as I am aware that the the taking apart and putting together the steering wheel assembly, etc. is fairly involved. Last, can you tell me the tools I need if I choose to do it, or can you direct me to a site or specific instructions. With that I will be prepared to rate the answer...
I know its late so I can wait til tomorrow or tomorrow night (since I'm working then taking daughter back to college...road trip from ME to KY) but I will check email now and then. Thanks for your help, but no big rush...just want o help this girl out when I get back next week.