[BiturboS4] New S4 owner - APR Boost Gauge

Quincy Chiang quincy.chiang at globalte.com
Thu Oct 30 09:24:38 EST 2003

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Hi JY,

I used a flathead screwdriver to pry the vdo gauge off  (between the black =
outer trim ring of the gauge and the pod), hence scratched that ring good a=
nd cracked off some of the surface finish.  The gauge is held in by wedging=
 a piece of tape between it and the pod, it's pretty tight and it won't rot=
ate inside the pod.  You maybe able to get it off if you push hard enough f=
rom the back, just be careful about the outer finish of the pod, a few peop=
le on AW have complained about same problem with paint cracking.

I ordered the Awe center vent gauge, that should have the exact lighting as=
 the dash as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: j y [mailto:jimnetpa at yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:56 PM
To: Ti Kan; Quincy Chiang
Cc: California Fields; biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] New S4 owner - APR Boost Gauge

Hi Quincy.

I had the SAME problem with the 'vent' boost gauge that i purchased from AP=
R - installed UPSIDE DOWN!

How did u finally that VDO gauge out of the pod? Mine is firmly stuck - UPS=
IDE down. Also, did replace it with an Amori Gauge (lighting is supposed to=
 match the Audi gauges)?

Ti Kan <ti at amb.org> wrote:

Quincy Chiang writes:
> I had the APR center vent gauge in my A4, I actually quite like it, excep=
t =3D
> the paint on the pod surface cracked and peeled off due to me prying out =
> e pre-installed gauge because it was installed upside down from APR, and =
> e lighting didn't quite match the A4 dash lighting (the white background =
> t as white as the instrument cluster led white light).
> I have some concern about the A-pillar pod due to the side curtain airbag=
, =3D
> plus it definitely doesn't look stock. I think I'll go with the AWE cente=
> vent gauge, will post pics when I get one.

I really like the O.CT LED bar graph boost gauge that's integrated into
the tachometer, and would consider installing one on my car if it didn't
have that ugly O.CT logo in place of the Audi Sport S4 logo that's there
now. If you haven't seen the O.CT setup, check out Stratmosphere's site:

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
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