Last post on Dec 26, 2012 at 7:05 AM
You are in the Audi A6
What is this discussion about?
Audi A6, Sedan
#6776 of 6920 Re: 2004 A6 S-Line brake light replacement [tacoweasel]
Jan 19, 2008 (8:30 pm)
Yes--it's easy. Tail lights are a lot easier than headlights but it's a simple task that will take no more ten minutes (probably less than 5). If I can do--you can do it. Ignore anyone who says take it to the dealer. I think the guy is a dealer! Also, you can google it--key words: Audi A6 2004 tail light replacement. But like I ssaid, you can figure it out on your own. It's the one thing Audi made easy to change on their vehicles!
#6777 of 6920 Re: 2004 A6 S-Line brake light replacement [tacoweasel]
Jan 20, 2008 (12:38 am)
Way back...when I had my 99 I had a rear light burn out and had the dash indicator tell me it was out.
I went to the dealership, thinking the same as you (it must be complex), and the mechanic came out and changed it in under a minute.
It was still under warranty
#6778 of 6920 Re: 2004 A6 S-Line brake light replacement [jim198]
Jan 21, 2008 (7:14 pm)
I am not a dealer -- I am, er, a klutz and I have "broken" or bent or messed up, my fair share of stuff. I have found it, generally, less risk and lower cost to do what I do well and let the service depts do what they do.
My thought was, if it is really easy and evidently so, someone might not be asking how to do it. If one of us offers advice and it is subsequently taken and then "something expensive to replace" breaks, well, why take that risk?
In my case, a friend of mine bought a new plasma TV from a big box retailer and felt it was worth $500 bucks to have it set up (plugged in, essentially.)
I would have, myself, set up the TV, the surround sound system and the remotes controlling the whole thing.
I would not even dream of working on my Audi A6 beyond "detailing."
To each his/her own.
If you want help with your home theater system, I'm your guy.
If you want help with your Audi, my advice remains: take it to the dealer and pay a bit more [perhaps] but get peace of mind.
Oh wait -- I can change the license plates without help, but since the dealer will do this, too, (at no charge), I even let them do that.
#6779 of 6920 Re: 2004 A6 S-Line brake light replacement [tacoweasel]
Feb 05, 2008 (10:59 pm)
It really is easy on my 2003, not sure if it is the same as the '04. Open the side compartment and you will see the jack. Remove that. The styrofoam tray lifts out with the jack. Then you can see the rear light assembly. Press the two side black clips and pull the assembly out. The light bulb (one of three) then twists off.
Hope that helps.
#6780 of 6920 Quattro? What is the big deal?
Feb 08, 2008 (7:46 pm)
We live in New England and AWD or better has become a necessity. (Although our parents got along fine with DeSotos and Plymouths with snow tires, a couple of bags of sand in the back and a sense of limits as to when you might go out in a storm and/or what route you would take. Life was also different then. Once you were home from work at 6:00 PM, you usually stayed home and didn't go out at night to Barne & Noble or the mall. ) My understanding is the many AWD systems are outsourced from Haldex or Torsen. They all shut down power to the wheel with no traction and direct it elsewhere. Some use the braking system to do this. Additonally some AWD and 4WD systems also have a posittraction/locking rear end feature.
Having said this, no manufacturer really claims that their AWD system is any better than the other guy's except Audi. (Again, how could they when they are outsourced?). Hence the question: what makes the current generation Quattro better? Is there a real world difference? If we put a E Class MB with Fourmatic, an S80 with AWD, a BMW 5 Series with the Xi option, and an A6 with Quattro on a hockey rink with the same tires would they have identical traction?
#6782 of 6920 Re: Quattro? What is the big deal? [kgary]
Feb 10, 2008 (7:21 am)
Thanks. But a little got lost in the (non) translation.
Specifically, were they identically shod? Were they all AWD ((at least one vehicle--I couldn't tell which-- didn't spin its front wheels as it got terminally stuck)?
Please fill us in.
#6783 of 6920 Re: Quattro? What is the big deal? [blckislandguy]
Feb 10, 2008 (7:41 am)
They were all AWD. As far as I can tell they all started at the same place on the hill. Obviously the Audi went the furthest.
#6784 of 6920 What's the matter with your German
Feb 10, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I'm sorry but your description was inaccurate. Yes, the Audi went the furthest but it didn't stop - it just kept on going;-)
#6785 of 6920 Re: What's the matter with your German [jeqq]
Feb 10, 2008 (6:12 pm)
I stand corrected. As a matter of fact I just saw it drive past my house and it kept going