Classic Audi Classifieds section Parts Wanted » UR GT dash switch bulbs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-18, 02:52 PM   #1
andya
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
andya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 933
Default UR GT dash switch bulbs

Bit of a random one - in the dash switches, there is a tiny bulb. I've got 3 dud ones. Anyone know where to get these replacement bulbs? I've tried the obvious places - gsf, eurocarparts, and other auto factors - most look at you with blank faces...

Thanks in advance.....
__________________
1985 Coupe Quattro
1986 Coupe 1.8 weber carb
1987 Coupe 2.2 GT

andya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 03:19 PM   #2
hotsnot
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire
Posts: 50
Default

I'm having a similar problem need bulbs for VDO gauges and heater control panel. I've think I've found the right ones but not sure - 286 bulbs?
hotsnot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 04:38 PM   #3
andya
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
andya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 933
Default

I've got myself one of those 286 bulbs - it doesn't fit, its bigger than the original.
__________________
1985 Coupe Quattro
1986 Coupe 1.8 weber carb
1987 Coupe 2.2 GT

andya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 05:13 PM   #4
simonthemedic
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 56
Default

I have bought them from Maplins in the past, it's a small capless bulb, can't remember whether they plugged into the switch or I bent the small wires on the bulb and soldered them in. Later I replaced all the ones in my B2 with Led's and series resistors, fit and forget
simonthemedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 05:59 PM   #5
andya
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
andya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 933
Default

Yes your right, a replacement bulb would need to be soldered in. I guess Audi's idea was for you to simply replace the whole switch if that bulb went. We don't have that option nowadays!

I'll try maplins - cheers for that
__________________
1985 Coupe Quattro
1986 Coupe 1.8 weber carb
1987 Coupe 2.2 GT

andya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 07:53 PM   #6
Ringmaster
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
Ringmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 872
Default

Andya,

May I ask, what shade of silver do you have on your wheels, as pictured in your Avatar?

Ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 08:03 PM   #7
andya
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
andya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 933
Default

that avatar pic is my old coupe I had a few years back. I did find out the paint code prior to getting them refurbed - I'll dig out the details.
__________________
1985 Coupe Quattro
1986 Coupe 1.8 weber carb
1987 Coupe 2.2 GT


Last edited by andya; 04-01-18 at 11:05 PM.
andya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-18, 08:19 PM   #8
andya
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
andya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 933
Default

I've remembered, and a quick google search to confirm - they were zermatt silver metallic LY7Y. I remember it well now, as the wheel refurbishers rang me up trying to find out the paint code after I had dropped them off. Minty on here brought them off me a couple of years back - if you want more pics, perhaps send him a line.

Cheers
__________________
1985 Coupe Quattro
1986 Coupe 1.8 weber carb
1987 Coupe 2.2 GT

andya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 09:56 AM   #9
Ringmaster
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
Ringmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 872
Default

Thank you Andya, that's been helpful...
Ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 10:21 PM   #10
20vcqdriver
4 ring whore!
Classic Audi Club Member
 
20vcqdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wirral
Posts: 3,761
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andya View Post
Yes your right, a replacement bulb would need to be soldered in. I guess Audi's idea was for you to simply replace the whole switch if that bulb went. We don't have that option nowadays!

I'll try maplins - cheers for that
I've converted to led though also have a stock of original bulbs too
__________________

Coupe quattro 1986:-~400bhp + loooong list of mods!
Audi A4 Saloon, 1.9tdi. 1997
Audi A4 2.5TDi Sport cabriolet (163bhp) 2004:- Remapped to 180bhp
20vcqdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2007-2008 Classic Audi | Site by Roadrunna