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Little red light on dash for S3

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm

What's the purpose of the red light on the dash pictured here? The tach needle points to it. It's not my car shown but my S3 has the same light in the same position.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:13 pm

On my S3, that is the warning light for the parking brake.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:50 pm

Ah, ok, makes sense. My red light has wires with 90deg ends on them that go nowhere. And my
entire parking brake mechanism is missing..so.... makes sense.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:27 pm

If the two (2) wires to the micro switch on the hand brake are connected, the light will come on. On my P2, the light is also connected to the hydraulic line balance bar in a dual braking system. If the bar is not centered, it will also illuminate the light.
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PostPost by: Mike Ostrov » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:57 am

Hi, Greg. I might have a handbrake assembly. Found a few more parts and will post them in a week or so.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:21 am

Thanks Mike. I'm currently checking my stash, too. I'll let you know.
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