Bought my first audi - 200q20v!

robert weinberg centaurus3200 at
Sun Jul 6 11:38:37 PDT 2008

Thanks Tony,

i was going through the old service records. seems the original owner had them pull teh dash to replace the lighs - hmmm... might have tweaked the circuit for the trip computer.

i will investigate. not sure if i would pull the cluster myself - but once armed with the factory manual - my friend is a mechanic who could figure it out. he's pulled the dash out on my SHO before to replace the heater core - so, i figure he's up to the task.

i really don't care about the trip computer - but need to fix it eventually for the boost guage. a VDO boost gauge was in teh glove compartment - but i'm not too into mounting it on the a-piller. this ain't no lowered acura ;-)


--- On Sun, 7/6/08, Tony Hoffman <auditony at> wrote:

> From: Tony Hoffman <auditony at>
> Subject: Re: Bought my first audi - 200q20v!
> To: centaurus3200 at
> Cc: 200q20v at, Rbade12 at
> Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 11:02 AM
> I believe the fuse for it is also in conjunction with a few
> other
> things. I have a 4kQ with a trip computer in it that's
> actually burned
> up, so that might be the problem as well. There are also
> quite a few
> issues with the instrument clusters from that time frame.
> You might
> want to take it apart and check for crachs at the solder
> joints. If
> there is one particular area of Audi's of that time,
> it's the
> electronics, Particularly the instrument clusters and Bose
> sound
> systems. However, once fixed correctly, you should have no
> problems
> with them. Ingo did a writeup on them in the past, you may
> search the
> archives for it.
> Oh, and you may want to trim the excess off your posts.
> Otherwise, it
> costs extra $$ for the bandwidth.
> Tony Hoffman


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