[200q20v] Doh! Dropped my tachometer!
george.fairbanks at colorado.edu
Mon Jul 16 18:04:46 EDT 2001
I probably resoldered the instrument cluster six or eight times before
learning how to fix it properly. That was on my previous 200. Last
weekend I went to fix the current 200 which was showing the same
problems. In the middle of the surgery, however, the tachometer fell out
onto the table, did a spin move, then headed straight for the floor. I
didn't notice anything wrong with it at the time and sighed greatly. Later
when it was back in the car (and all electrical gremlins exorcised) I
noticed that the tach reads 1000 RPMs too low all the time -- so it starts
in the digital clock, 2000 displayed = 3000 actual, etc.
First, does anyone have one of these sitting around (ha ha)? I literally
just need the speedometer electronics, not any of the gauge faces or mounting.
Second, ideas on how to resolve this with the least expense? I'm thinking
I need to find out if this part is the same in other Audis and hit the
junkyards unless someone has other advice.
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