[Biturbos4] Dashboard center display

Grant gfl1 at optonline.net
Sat Jan 29 22:08:53 EST 2005

Thanks John (and others who have provided lots of potential problem 
areas to keep my eye out for).  I'm familiar with Cramolin, which caig 
used to distribute ( and have "lots").  I presume this is fairly 
Is it feasible to kind of squirt it up at the back of the display from 

However I'll re-iterate my *real* question - "can I get at this without 
removing the dash, and if not, how hard is it to get the dash out?"  
That's actually the much larger problem, at least for me.

Still hoping someone has taken it out and can either warn me off the 
job, or steer me through it.


On Jan 29, 2005, at 9:58 PM, John M. Harrison wrote:

> I've had very good results with a contact cleaning and preserving 
> product called DeoxIT from Caig Laboratories.   This is the first 
> thing I try on electrical and electronic connectors, switches, relay 
> contacts, light bulb sockets, computer edge connectors, etc.  Given 
> the plethora of such connectors on modern automobiles, this is a good 
> thing to have handy and try first before resorting to more extreme and 
> potentially expensive diagnosis and repair.  Its available at 
> electronic shops or from the Caig website at www.caig.com.  Contains 
> no CFCs and doesn't eat or stain plastics or leave much messy residue 
> - overspray pretty much evaporates away, so you can hose things down 
> that you can't get to easily, for example the turn signal contacts in 
> the steering column.  Comes with a flexible plastic tube about 5" long 
> that you can attach to the aerosol nozzle to get it into hard to reach 
> places.  This is how I use it most of the time.  Highly recommended.  
> No, I don't work for them or gain anything by this recommendation - 
> just a very satisfied customer.  Cheers and happy motoring.
> John M. Harrison  Laramie, Wyoming
> 2001.5 S4 Avant 6 speed silver stock loaded 35k miles
> still lovin' it - a definite keeper
> David Kavanagh wrote:
>>> From my experience on my '91 200q20v, the center display did require
>> some R&R. I started by re-soldering many of the connections in the
>> dash and display PC boards. I also disassembled the display module and
>> removed the display and interconnects (those little elasomer strips).
>> Once I re-assembled everything, the display worked fine.
>> I had a similar problem with the LCD display on a Fluke multi-meter. I
>> did the dis-assemble, re-assemble thing with the display (and the
>> elastomer connectors), and it worked great after that.
>> David
>> On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 17:35:39 -0500, Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote:
>>> The center display (where the radio, temp, etc is displayed) is 
>>> washing
>>> out and beginning to miss pixels and/or entire lines.  I believe this
>>> is an LCD display, so there's no bulb involved.
>>> Does this sound like a failing voltage regulator?  If so, is it 
>>> fairly
>>> easy to get at?  Anyone know how or have any tricks for me?
>>> Car is an '00 S4.
>>> Grant
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