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I have a 2004 Audi A4. My hazard light switch is staying…

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I have a 2004 Audi A4. My hazard light switch is staying illuminated and won't turn off, even when the car is off. My battery is being drained enough so that it won't start. So, I'm assuming my hazard light switch is the problem but there must be more. How do I fix this?
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Audi Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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That does sound like the switch is just bad, (shorted). Have you tried with it unplugged?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
even if it was bad. That shouldn't be enough to drain the battery like that. A light that small can stay on for a long time and the car should start up no problems.
Audi Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Do you know how many amps is it drawing with the switch unplugged?

How long does it take to drain the battery to the point of not starting?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I've also noticed the lights to the left of the steering wheel, the ones that illuminate the headlights/fog lights switch stay on and the lights on the rear view mirror (compass light) stay on as well
Audi Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

I see, thanks. So it's a little bit more than we originally anticipated? There may be more to it then. Do all of the light go out when any particular fuse is pulled?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'll have to go through the fuses and check one by one. If you're thinking what I'm thinking, they all must be linked together somehow.
Audi Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

It is more likely that they are all related, yes, thanks

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