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Re: Erratic dash lighting on 1990 200

Hi Ken;

    I had this problem on my '91 200q. A temporary fix was a calibrated
whack on the dash. The permanent fix was to resolder the ground pin
connectors on the instrument panel printed circuit board. These connectors
look like the two pin jumper blocks used in PC's and there are two of them
on the board. Resolder the blocks to the board. Mine looked OK visually, but
the solder joint was cracked underneath. I have had no problems since I
repaired them 2 years ago.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  277k km

----- Original Message -----
From: Gorman, Ken (PA62) <Ken.Gorman@iac.honeywell.com>
To: <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 2:32 PM
Subject: Erratic dash lighting on 1990 200

> On Friday, I was driving home in my 1990 Audi 200T with the a/c on. I
> turned on my headlights and noticed that both turn signal indicators on
> my dashboard were illuminated. The high beam indicator was lit up as
> well.  I went to turn off the high beams, but they weren't on.  I turned
> on the high beams and the high beam dash light went out.  High beams off
> - dash indicator on, high beams on - dash indicator off.  I pulled over,
> turned off the car, shut off the lights, re-started the car, turned on
> the lights, and all three dash indicators came on again (both turn
> signals and high beam).
> On Saturday, everything worked fine.  Does anyone have any guesses what
> would cause this erratic behavior in my dash lights?
> Regards,
> Ken
> Ken Gorman
> Honeywell, Inc. - Industrial Automation and Control
> 1100 Virginia Drive - Mail Stop 105
> Fort Washington, PA  19034
> Phone (215) 641-3390    Fax (215) 641-3850
> e-mail: Ken.Gorman@iac.honeywell.com