Speedo Died in the Rain!
brett at cloud9.net
Fri Jun 18 01:35:51 EDT 2004
At 9:08 PM -0600 6/17/04, Grant Dion wrote:
>Here I go again...While driving in torential rains, my speedometer suddenly
>died. After the rain stopped it it did not come back to life. Is there a
>switch in the undercarriage that may have quit? Please HELP. THere was no
>indications prior to this that it was failing.
The connector is on the driver's side near the front driver's side
output shaft- it looks like the standard Audi connector, with 3 pins.
Connector plugs in downwards. When the speedo died on mine recently,
had some water in it and the pins were slightly corroded.
You may find unplugging+replugging the connector fixes it, but if
water got in there, it may be best to dry it out/blow it out with
air, clean all the surfaces/connector seal, and apply some
deoxidizer/contact cleaner. I'm not sure if the voltage levels are
high enough for dielectric grease.
If that doesn't do it, you may be looking at a problem with the dash
itself...is the dashboard doing anything wonky like turn signal
indicators glowing, or certain segments of the dash backlighting out,
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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