Avant pictogram issues

motogo1 motogo1 at cox.net
Tue Jan 13 14:17:26 EST 2004

Or it could be dirty contacts. When my IC display started displaying garbage
on occasion, I took out the IC and put contact cleaner on all the contact
pins I could find. Haven't had a problem in over a year. IIRC it was worse
during cold weather.

Gary Martin
94 UrS4
91 200 TQA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henry A Harper III" <hah at alumni.rice.edu>
To: <rberlin at feltonberlin.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: Avant pictogram issues

> 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
> 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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