[A4] Driver Information Display question (defect?)

Stephen Kormilo stephen at kormilo.ca
Wed Dec 6 02:02:28 EST 2006

That line is normal. My 2002 A4 has one and the display is the same as 
it was when new, i.e. shows no signs of getting worse, unlike the 
display my 'ex' 98.5

Stephen Kormilo
Nanoose Bay, BC

2002 Audi A4 3.0 - Silver
1998.5 Audi A4 2.8 - Silver
1985 Mazda Rx7 GSL-SE - Black

email: stephen at kormilo.ca

Rocky Mullin wrote:
> whoa nellie!  that line is an absolute indication of a faulty display,
> which will continue to fail and get worse.  the repair is quite 
> expensive.
> On Dec 5, 2006, at 10:03 AM, thejimrose wrote:
>> uhm.... not to be a d!ck but are you kidding? get a grip on your
>> auto-hypo-chondria.
>> maybe you should trade it in and get a camry?
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>>> From: "Nathan Widmyer" <lighthousej at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: [A4] Driver Information Display question (defect?)
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>>> I posted this question on audiforums.com but didn't get as much
>>> satisfaction
>>> as I wanted so I'm trying here next.
>>> I got my new 2007 A4 less than a week ago.  A few days later when I
>>> started
>>> it up at night, I noticed a black line through the driver display.
>>> Two pictures:
>>> http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc02411uf2.jpg
>>> http://img488.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc02414uf5.jpg
>>> I talked my salesman at the dealership.  He saw it but I said I 
>>> figured
>>> it's
>>> the bottom of the yellow LCD (which shows OK or any faults on startup 
>>> or
>>> system check) which is in front of the full-length red information 
>>> LCD.  I
>>> asked to step into another A4 with a similar display and it exhibited 
>>> the
>>> same thing.
>>> In the first picture, the black line looks like it's the width of the 
>>> LCD
>>> pixels but in the second, it looks shorter.
>>> Is this kind of thing normal or what?  I've done searches on other 
>>> places
>>> but nothing quite like this has come up.

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