[Biturbos4] Center driver information display readout problem

Phill Turok phill_turok at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 9 20:56:50 EST 2004

I have a 2K S4 6sp with 110,000 miles on the odometer (a long commute).
I have exactly the same problem on my center display.
At night it's usable, during daylight hours it's generally not readable.
The display has gotten progressively worse.
In the back of my mind I believe that a ground has gone bad for that
panel (high resistance, oxidation).
I am also interested in feedback from the group.

Phill Turok

-----Original Message-----
From: biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com
[mailto:biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com] On Behalf Of Power, Sean
Austin (UMKC-Student)
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 10:41 AM
To: biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
Subject: [Biturbos4] Center driver information display readout problem

I own a 2001 S4 with 35,000 miles (second owner). 

The driver information readout (displaying radio station and
temperature) works fine in that is displays what it should, but two
lines on the LED? panel have gone dark. The interesting thing is they
actually do work intermittently - but about 80% of the time they do not.

I am curious if anyone else has encountered this problem. My real
contemplation is whether I want to bring the car in (it is under
warranty) and have them replace the readout - it seems as though it
might be more trouble than it is worth (possibly exposing the car to
rattles and creaks by disturbing the factory secured dash and
instrumentation) due to the inevitable process of replacing the unit,
which is of course, buried deep in the dashboard. On the other side of
that coin is the possibility that the problem worsens after warranty

Any thoughts??

S. Power

Kansas City 

2001 S4

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