Dash switch illumination

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Dash switch illumination

I'm sure this has been asked before but which of the dash switches (the classic mini ones) should illuminate? I took a rare twighlight drive tonight and only the wiper and fan switches lit up with the headlights on.  Is that normal and if not how do I replace failed bulbs?

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On mine the switches for the rear high intensity light, fan, washer, wiper and side/ headlights illuminate with the sidelights. (That isn't quite the same as here.)

The switches for the heated screen, hazard warning light and the brake warning light only illuminate when thrown.

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How to replace bulbs, with the part number.

Jonathan

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Thanks JK.. I've whipped out one of the bulbs so time to find some replacements. The replacments you linked to are Maplin who are no more.  The others I can find are '280' but apparently they're too bright.  Off to ebay for some dimmer LES bulbs...

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Scratch that.  Thought I should check the bulbs were actually blown and they're not..

Three switches don't light up.. Headlight, Screenwash (what is that symbol...) and heated screen. The switches have the multi-pin block connector on the back but also two single spade connectors which just feed the LES lamp.  The screenwash switch is missing the negative lamp feed and no sign of a spare connector under the dash - odd. The bulb itself is fine.  The heated screen switch has both both lamp connections but positive feed doesn't work.  Didn't investigate the headlight bulb but suspect that won't be the bulb either.  Another job for the weekend.

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The replacments you linked to are Maplin who are no more.  The others I can find are '280' but apparently they're too bright.  Off to ebay for some dimmer LES bulbs...

Doh! Sorry.

Are you looking at LEDs as well?

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Screenwash (what is that symbol...)

A stylised squirt... or a shark?

:-)

Jonathan

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If it helps, here' s a little chart I knocked up a few years ago for my 2008 S3:

The comment for Brake fluid - On reads "that is, pressed".

JV