Avant pictogram issues

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Tue Jan 13 13:57:58 EST 2004

I believe that is the semi-well-known symptom of solder joints in the 
instrument cluster starting to go bad. When the "light tap to top of dash" 
method becomes ineffective, you will need to remove the cluster and redo the 
connections - or, of course, ignore the problem. Sorry about that, and no 
personal BTDT from me but lots in the archives (are they working now?).

Henry Harper
http://www.henry-harper.com hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 120k, once in a blue moon a spurious autocheck warning
1988 GTI 16v, 239k, couple blinky lights but no autocheck

On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:26 AM, Richard E. Berlin, Jr. 
[SMTP:rberlin at feltonberlin.com] wrote:
> On my Avant just above the trip computer readout is a pictogram
> that displays OK and a whole range of faults. In addition, it
> shows radio station info for my factory Delta (Avant only) radio.
> Recently, and especially in colder weather, at startup I see only
> a K (instead of OK), and when I turn on the radio, I get  an odd
> assemblage of blocks and lines. The problem sometimes goes away as
> the weather warms.
> Any BTDT's out there?
> Many thanks,
> Richard Berlin
> '91200Q20V Avant, 91k mi., IA III+chip
> Indigo/platinum, sport seats

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