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I have a 2006 Audi TT Quatto. My convertible gauge light…

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I have a 2006...

I have a 2006 Audi TT Quatto. My convertible gauge light keep flashing on dashboard?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Yes, and everything is fine. Is there sensor that has gone bad?a

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your TT yourself? What have you tried so far?

Checked fuses, connections. Every once and a while flashing light will go out when I go over a bump?

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Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago
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There is a microswitch that is on the friz causing this issue.

which one is a good question. there are possible 10-12 switches/sensors on the top that the module monitors .

let me ask this is this light coming on when the top is at the windshield or retracted in the body?

thanks

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
When it is connected to windshield area. It goes out when to is back.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm not near my care right now
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Are you still there?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
O.K. this is BULLSHIT!!!!! I'm done!
Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

yes i'm here . i may be helping others too so it may take a bit to respond back.

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Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

the most likely cause is the header lock / microswitch . this may need an adjustment to the lock or replacement. it is hard to say because i'm not at the vehicle to do some series of tests with the scan tool and verify that is the main cause of the light.

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Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

hello are you there???

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Where is the header lock / microswitch located?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
basically, you are not able to help me narrow this down without some series of tests with the scan tool, correct?
Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

you have come on here asking a question and i'm trying to assist the best of my ability of an 18 yr Master Audi dealer tech.

i'm trying to resolve this without going to the bank and just replace parts until the light is corrected. hence that is why maybe an adjustment of the top may be needed, a switch , the lock , or a combinations of a few pieces or adjustments.

With the scan tool either the factory one or Vag com we can monitor that switch assy , latch , adjustment if needed.

i do need a vin # to get the factory information to assist of switch or latch assy has the switch .

i'm trying to help out!!!

thanks

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I apologize, I'm just TOTALLY frustrated about how everything is an expensive challenge associated with Audi. Total bullshit!
Poor customer service (I waited on phone line for 62 minutes with Audi Customer Care last Friday.. and NEVER even had a chance to talk to anyone)!VIN Number: TRUUT28N561008057
Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

i understant totally!!

let me do my thing and look this up !! this may take a bit but i will respond asap . is that ok?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
please!
Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

ok will get back asap with the info!!

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Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

here is an attachement of the switches.

it could be either side so that is why the scan tool is needed when the light is on the tech can see which one is remaining open and then can test the switch to see if exactly the switch or is it an adjustment.

bear in mind for adjustment the vehicle is over 10 yrs old and have seen just an adjustment needed . that will have to be done at the Audi dealer to make sure nothing breaks.

anything else?

if not.....

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Thanks

Wolfgang

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I did not receive an attachement of the switches.
Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

on your screen should be a paperclip showing title

16a21834-7342-4550-9dd1-8682048d0aea_top switches.jpg. click on that and a new pop up will come up!!

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Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

did you see the pic ? does that make more sense now . ?

please do let me know !!

Thanks

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Audi Mechanic: Wolfgang, Audi master tech replied 11 months ago

checking in for an update.

I have tanken the time to assist you in your issue !!

I do expect the same with a Positive rating from you!! This positive rating credits me.

Thanks

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