Avant pictogram issues

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Tue Jan 13 15:41:59 EST 2004

At 03:29 PM 1/13/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Message: 3
>Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:25:58 -0500
>From: "Richard E. Berlin, Jr." <rberlin at feltonberlin.com>
>Subject: Avant pictogram issues
>To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Message-ID: <000201c3da02$b19d1f40$6c97a8c0 at ws4>
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>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

Happy New Year Richard!!!!

Most likely this is a ground issue on the instrument cluster PC board.

I had the same issue on both Avants.
On the Indigo Mica one, I touched up the solder near the ground point on the upper right side of the PC board
On my Titan Grey Avant, the board was actually BROKEN in this area.  Luckily, I was able to purchase a spare board and replaced the PCB.
I took it one step further and solder in jumper wires as shown here:


Start this process the easy way, remove the cluster and put a contact enhancer such as Pro-Gold on the contacts.
If the displays issues persist then you need to "dig" deeper.

Did you sell the white avant?


Peter Schulz
1990 CQ (awaiting S2 3b engine transplant)
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey 
Chelmsford, MA USA
peter at audifans.com

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