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Re: Curious display panel on 200T

In a message dated 1/22/99 8:07:41 PM Pacific Standard Time,
tonyg@ms.unimelb.edu.au writes:

<< Dear q-listers,
 Usually, when I turn on the ignition, my display panel says
 "O K" in nice orange characters. Recently, it has taken to
 displaying 2 or 3 thin, orange horizontal lines instead - and
 sometimes with a warning noise of indeterminate form.
 It might do this for 2 or 3 starts, then show OK the next time,
 then revert to the 2/3 line behaviour.
 Perhaps the following is related: Low power steering fluid
 level is not being reported on the panel. Shorting out
 the switch on the reservoir doesn't report the fault either.
 Any tips where to look/what's wrong?
 Many thanks in advance, as usual.
 '90 200T (slush).

Hereeeeee weeee goooo.....

I have the same problem also but here is a quick easy fix.  Once the display
gives you werid lines.  Simply "KNOCK" on the display.  Just light knocks
would do fine.(make sure that there is nothing in the display b4 you start
knocking)  A few knocks, then you turn on the stereo and it should be fine.
The cause for this is the display has lost a few grounds or something along
those lines.  Read some other post for details.  I have no clue how to fix it
but I have been knocking at my dash for a while now...=)

Jason Chen
Audi 200t 10v (slush) FWD
Redmond WA