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How much does a indicator bulb replacement cost for Audi cars?

A typical Audi indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) in the UK costs around £14 - £22. Depending on your Audi model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Audi cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) costs. Audi indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) costs on average £14 - £22, Audi indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) costs on average £14 - £22 and Audi indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) costs on average £14 - £22.
Car modelFixter price range
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for Audi A3 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for Audi A3 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for Audi A3 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for Audi A3 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for Audi A1 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for Audi A1 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for Audi A1 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for Audi A1 Sportback£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for Audi A4£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for Audi A4£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for Audi A4£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for Audi A4£14 - £22

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Our expert insights into indicator bulb replacement

What does an indicator do?

Indicator bulbs are typically located in both headlight units, rear light units and at the side of wing mirrors on many modern vehicles. Your indicators are an important safety feature used to indicate your intentions when driving.

What are the signs of a failing indicator bulb?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your indicator bulb:

  • If your indicators no longer light up when switched on

  • If your indicators are dimmer than usual

  • Your indicators work sometimes but not always

What happens when we do an indicator bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect all the indicators and test to see which bulbs need replacing

  • They will then disconnect the indicator bulb power wires

  • Unscrew the old indicator bulb(s) that need replacing

  • Fit the new indicator bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often do I need to replace my indicator bulbs?

The lifespan of indicator bulbs varies depending on how often they’re used and the type of bulb you have. Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours.

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Want to learn more about Audi indicator bulb replacement?

What does an indicator bulb do?

Your indicators are used to make other road users aware of your intentions making them an important safety feature. Indicator bulbs are typically located in both headlight units next to your dipped beam and main beam, rear light units and they will be located at the side of wing mirrors on many modern vehicles. Broken indicators should be fixed as soon as possible. Without them other drivers will not know your intentions on the road which could cause dangerous accidents.

Audi

Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer, established over 100 years ago in April 1910, and has been owned by the Volkswagen Group since the 1960s.

This marque design and engineer luxury vehicles and distributes them worldwide. In the UK alone, there were over 1.7m Audi vehicles on the roads in the final quarter of 2018; a number that is continually growing year after year, and has more than doubled in the past decade.

Audi’s success can be attributed to its ability to move with the times, retaining its reputation as a prestige manufacturer and as part of the ‘big 3’ German marques responsible for high sales throughout the world market, alongside Mercedes and BMW.

Luxury executive vehicles for every type of driver

Audi’s current range features predominantly luxury executive and family cars of varying sizes: with compact to full-size saloons, coupés and sportback models, complemented by a growing range of SUV and sports car models.

Vorsprung durch Technik

The Audi brand is easily recognisable by their 4-ring logo—originally representing the four car companies to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union—and their world famous slogan that ran for over 30 years, translated as ‘Being ahead through technology’. Despite no longer being used in their mainstream marketing, the meaning behind it still stands true of the brand today.

Audi: A sensation in rallying motorsport

Throughout the 1980s the Audi Quattro was famous for dominating rallying worldwide. The introduction of their four-wheel drive turbocharged model went on to win the World Rally Championships in both 1983 and 1984 and amassed a number of podium finishes and titles throughout the decade, all across the globe.

Audi’s reliability and reputation

Audi ranked 20th place out of 30 car brands in the What Car? Reliability Survey in 2018. Audi’s reputation for creating reliable running vehicles has steadily improved over time to become a strong contender to some of the Asian brands that have continued to dominate in this area.

How often should an indicator bulb be replaced?

Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours, however they may stop working before this due to damage, bad wiring or water in the casing. When your indicators are broken, other road users will not be aware of your intentions which could be confusing and potentially dangerous. In the worst case scenario, not having indicators could cause a serious accident, so it’s vital to regularly check and replace them.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Indicators and reflectors are checked during an MOT to ensure they work, and that they're secure and undamaged. Their brightness, position and the flash frequency of indicator lights (60 to 120 times per minute) will be checked by the inspector. If your indicators are found to be faulty or damaged this will result in an MOT failure.

What causes an indicator bulb to break?

Indicator bulbs can break for a variety of reasons. For example, because of a blown fuse, if water has seeped into the light or over time they can simply wear out. The most important thing is that you replace the bulbs as soon as possible as it can be very dangerous to drive without them.

What are the signs of a bad indicator bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • If your indicators no longer light up when switched on

  • If your indicators are dimmer than usual

  • Your indicators work sometimes but not always

What happens during an indicator bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect all the indicators and test to see which bulbs need replacing

  • They will then disconnect the indicator bulb power wires

  • Unscrew the old indicator bulb(s) that need replacing

  • Fit the new indicator bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

What is the average life of an indicator bulb?

The lifespan of indicator bulbs varies depending on how often they’re used and the type of bulb you have. Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours. The best way to avoid being without your turn signals is by taking the time to inspect them on a regular basis.

Can you drive with a broken indicator bulb?

No, it can be very dangerous to drive without functioning indicators. Other road users will not be aware of your intentions which could be confusing and potentially dangerous. In the worst case scenario, not having indicators could cause a serious accident, so it’s vital to regularly check and replace them.

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