[Biturbos4] Dashboard center display
audiguy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 22:44:19 EST 2005
I guess the "dash" is too broad a term. Specifically, the instrument
cluster is what gets removed. Does that sound easier? (it is!).
Anyway, just wanted to clarify.
On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 22:08:50 -0500, Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote:
> 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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