Audi Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi I am not sure if you specifically want Mike but my name is ***** ***** I am a fully qualified vehicle technician, If you want to let me know your issue I will see if I can help.
Hi thanks for that.
The problem sounds as though it is the electrical part of the ignition switch, this is a common problem with the Audi and can be due to a small part inside the ignition barrel breaking off. This prevents the switch operating fully. Taking the key out of the barrel allows the last section of the switch to be turned off (normally the accessory section)
You may be able to rectify the problem with just the electrical part, but when removing this do check the operation of the key / steering lock mechanism.
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I have just checked the Audi recall list and this is not an item on it I'm afraid.
If you take the car to the garage you need to tell them that its the ignition switch which is at fault, and they need to ensure the mechanical part is operating correctly before replacing just the electrical switch.
In my experience it is better to explain to the garage in a knowledgeable way what the problem is, but let them take the responsibility of confirming the part which needs to be replaced.
I hope this helps
Sorry for the delayed reply, I had a connection issue, all sorted now.
Yes if you request the electrical portion of the switch to be changed this should resolve the issue, but as the unforeseen can occur it is best to ask them the check the operation of the key and barrel whilst the ignition switch is out.
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Hi Yes if you let me have the registration number I will get the VW part number
The VAG part number is ***** 905 849C and the cost is £39.65 + VAT
That is for the electrical part, the cost of the complete ignition lock is £315.00 + VAT
I hope this helps.
No problem, I hope all goes well.
Just a quick follow up to see if you have been to the garage yet and how you got on.