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Old 11-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Headlights turn off when the engine starts

Here's a strange one that hopefully someone can help with. When I put the key in the ignition and turn one position, the headlights work fine. When I crank the car, the headlights turn off and won't come back on. All the other lights work fine, just not the headlights. Any ideas? 98 Boxster.

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Old 11-19-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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headlights don't turn on unless motor is running... city lights do though
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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are you saying the headlight switch wont turn the headlights on ?
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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Ignition switch

Figured it out over the weekend. It was a faulty ignition switch. I picked a new one up from the Audi dealership and everything works fine now.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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thanks for getting back
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Here's a strange one that hopefully someone can help with. When I put the key in the ignition and turn one position, the headlights work fine. When I crank the car, the headlights turn off and won't come back on. All the other lights work fine, just not the headlights. Any ideas? 98 Boxster.

Thanks.
I'm having the same issue. Lights come on with ignition in on position and lights turned on so does the blower motor for the A/C. Both go off as soon as start the engine. Do you think it's a faulty ignition switch? Would appreciate some help.
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