[A4] Re: display issues
mlrsrr at charter.net
Fri Jul 2 17:18:17 EDT 2004
Sure, take some pics if you will. Maybe this will give me the incentive to
take mine out and attempt to repair it...
>From what I've read, the 99.5s and up do not have the problem like the older
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian White" <brian at bjwhite.net>
To: "Quincy Chiang" <b5quattro at shaw.ca>; "Richard Hurt" <rhurt at thepoint.net>
Cc: <a4 at audifans.com>; "Mike Rollins" <mlrsrr at charter.net>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Re: display issues
> The display in my 2000 1.8T is just fine. Originally a southern
> car which no doubt received a lot of heat, and now a Seattle car which has
> had it's fair share of cold weather up in the mountains.
> Still fine knock on wood.
> I actually have a spare cluster with this display in it laying around.
> all taken apart...would pictures help anyone?
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: Quincy Chiang <b5quattro at shaw.ca>
> To: Richard Hurt <rhurt at thepoint.net>
> Sent: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 13:13:24 -0600
> Subject: Re: [A4] Re: A4 Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1
> > It seems that most people experienced similar failures as what you
> > described, but mine was opposite, hot = OK, cold = missing lines...
> > My dealer replaced the entire instrument cluster on my ex-'01.5 A4
> > under warranty, the original survived for 2 years and a month. The
> > IC display on my '01.5 S4 is now 2.5 years old, seems to be holding
> > up fine (knock on wood!!)
> > Quincy
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Richard Hurt <rhurt at thepoint.net>
> > Date: Friday, July 2, 2004 8:57 am
> > Subject: Re: [A4] Re: A4 Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1
> > > Yes, mine does the exact same thing : cold = OK | hot = invisble.
> > > I was
> > > going to get it replaced under my Audi Advantage warentee, but i
> > > missed
> > > the cutoff by 2 days. :(
> > >
> > > I have thought about taking it out and seeing if there are some
> > > cold
> > > solder joints or something else that's fairly obvious. Does
> > > anyone know
> > > if you can see anything if you take it out? or is it completely
> > > sealed?
> > > Also, how hard is it to remove the cluster?
> > >
> > > Later...
> > > Richard
> > >
> > > Mike Rollins wrote:
> > > > Yeah, my info display is pretty much non-existent whenever the
> > > temps are
> > > > over 80 degrees outside. They are nice and illuminated during
> > > the winter
> > > > months though. Obviously, it's a temperature issue, but I don't
> > > think> anyone has come up with a fix, other than buying a used
> > > cluster or replacing
> > > > the display through the dealer.
> > > >
> > > > Later,
> > > > Mike
> > > > '99 A4 Avant 1.8T qms
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