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Re: crack in circuit board

>  I just learned that our 1989 audi 100 has a hairline crack in the printed
> circuit board behind the speedo and tach  on the instrument panel.
> Surprising, a similar problem exists with my 89-200.  The crack will
> affect your dash lights or guages in some fashion depending upon the
> location of the crack.  The 89-100 will cure itself if you open and slam
> shut the glove compartment -- it moves the cracked panel enought for
> current to get through.  My local mechanic tried soldering a board and
> it worked for awhile.  The audi dealer wants about 301.00 for the part,
> while Santa Fee used audi parts markets an entire reconditioned
> insturment cluster 250.00.  Tthe printed circuit board audi part number is   
> 443 919 059 AD .  Does anyone now the whereabouts of a
> used part at a
> reasonable price.  Has anyone had a similiar problem and how did you solve
> it.  Is there a special trick to soldering the crack?
> 	I suspect that this problem is one others have experienced.


My favorite local boneyard has an '89 100. I can't recall if the
instrument cluster is still in it or not. But if you want you can
call Albert's Import Auto Salvage & Parts at (502) 361-1175
and ask for Randy. This is generally a u-pick it lot, but of
course I don't expect you to travel to Louisville Kentucky
for this; I'm sure he can remove the part and ship it to you.

-Douglas Hurst Quebbeman (dougq@iglou.com)            [Call me "Doug"]
74 100LS Auto, 77 100LS Auto, 84 Coupe GT, 86 5Kcstq
"The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away."  -Tom Waits