View Full Version : Newer style Tail light swap

07-11-2007, 06:49 PM
I recently installed a set of tail lights on my b5 a4 from the 00 style tails.. they went in easily and the plugs snapped right in.. but later tonight my blinkers stopped working and my brake lights (including 3rd brake light) continuously stayed on (even when I wasnt holding down the brake). Has anyone else made this swap? Anyone else had the same problem or know what might be causing this?

Thanks for the help!

07-11-2007, 06:54 PM
are you sure that the wiring was correct? where did you buy them from?

07-11-2007, 07:22 PM
got them from ebay.. heres the link.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=016&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=260133079436&rd=1,1
my car is a 97 a4 1.8t nonquattro by the way..

07-12-2007, 03:52 PM
thats wierd that they are staying on, do you have a pic of the bulb holder in the back

07-12-2007, 09:20 PM
i dont at the moment.. but i will take one and post it tomorrow

could it be that I just have a bad battery? because today i went to drive my car and it was dead.. so i had to put the old tails back on for now..

07-12-2007, 10:17 PM
the newers style tail lights have different wireing you have to cut and sodler some sh!t i belive because that what happend to me, my reverse light is red and my blinkers are white , now the brakes are in the same spot as the parking ones

07-12-2007, 10:23 PM
thanks for the info.. does anyone know how difficult this wiring modification would be to do? Has anyone done it? Maybe theres a tech article located somewhere on what needs to be completed, but I can't seem to find it. If anyone knows where I could find instructions on what to do that would be great.

Thanks again for the help guys,

07-12-2007, 10:26 PM
ther is a writte up on audi world with a pic also,, i never gto around to fix mine.. to lazyy

07-12-2007, 10:36 PM
found it here guys.. incase anyone else needs the info.. http://www.audiworld.com/tech/ext.html

I will attempt this tomorrow and let everyone know how it went.. will also post pictures if everything goes as planned.. [up]

07-15-2007, 04:09 PM
got everything all fixed today thanks to you guys and audiworld.. that was a good write-up. Also got new bulbs and they look great.. will post some new pictures in the near-future

thanks again for the help! [az]