Replacing the blinker relay switch on an Audi A6 2002

Posted by bcherney on May 10, 2010 under General | 15 Comments to Read

My blinker relay switch went out on my Audi A6 2002. 85,000 miles. Decided to look online and see if it was something I could fix myself instead of paying the dealer around $150. Ended up being pretty easy to do. This sounds like a common problem so I decided to document in case anyone else needs to do the same. Please feel free to ask any questions or if you have a better way of doing it

4B0-941-509-K-B98 First – get the part. I just ordered it from a local parts store for around $80 dollars. You will need part number 4B0941509KB98

Update* You can try and fix your blinker relay first. See how here YouTube [Thanks to imapaintballa]

Next I put some masking tape along the face plate to protect it. Then lightly pried starting from lower right to lower left along the face place. Both the top and bottom of the plate each have three fasteners so move along the edge and don’t try to yank one side off…
Pry off face plate

Pry off face plate

Back of face plate

Back of face plate

You need to get the relay out of the socket. I used a pliers and a nail with a small flat head. I put the nail in the slot right above the relay. I don’t show this in the picture but while I was pulling out with the pliers I used my left hand finger to apply pressure downwards on the nail so it would stay firmly on the top edge of the relay. It popped out no problem with a good amount of force…
Pull out blinker relay

Pull out blinker relay

Pull out using some force

Pull out using some force

Next you replace the blinker relay switch. You will see in the back where to depress and pull the unit out. Slide the new unit back in. It has grooves so there is only one way to slide it in (The right way). Then push the entire unit back into the slot and it will snap back into place.

Remove old blinker relay

Remove old blinker relay

Insert pins

Insert pins

Put the face place back on. This was actually a little tricky. I ended up pushing it back on starting with the left side but giving it pressure right to left so it was snug in the corner. After a couple tries I got it into place.

Finished with face plate back on

Finished with face plate back on

Hope that helps. This took about 20 minutes. Would probably take about 10 the second time around. :) Good luck.

I can’t believe it’s not gutter!

Posted by bcherney on January 22, 2009 under General | Read the First Comment

Some PhotoShop fun for a friend in MN. Work party!

I can get by with CS3 but definitely not a graphics guy…

gutter21

Final version. Recreated from scratch and 300 dpi so she could print onto T-shirts.

gutter3

First Blog

Posted by bcherney on January 19, 2009 under General | Be the First to Comment

Well, here is my first blog. I’ve had a personal website before myspace and facebook where even conceived. Since I’m a web developer it wasn’t too difficult to maintain a personal website to keep my friends and family in the loop as I go through my adventures. Then I finally signed up for Facebook after a couple friends suggested I get on there, better late than never. I love it. So easy to stay in touch with friends and family. So then I started thinking maybe I should move out of the stone-age and go with a blog for my personal site instead of updating everything manually. Being a technical director for an advertising firm during the day, I could see the benefits of using a blog/cms for some of our client projects. What better way to explore my options that to do it one myself. After some research and successful client installs and development, we’ve decided to use WordPress for smaller jobs and Drupal for those with more customizing and business orientated goals. I’m personally a Microsoft guy. I was contract Software developer in the corporate world for about 10 years with companies like Pillsbury, Medtronic, Conseco Finance and Ecolab. Love Microsoft. That doesn’t mean I can’t love open source .php, mysql, wordpress! Love Apple as well. I often get asked what is the difference between Microsoft and Apple. The response is enough for another blog. Coming soon…