Audi Digital Dash Backlight

passat TS passat_ts at
Tue Feb 12 18:29:36 EST 2002


Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the 4 screws that hold the frame of the digi-dash.
Disconnect all switches (lights, computer, hazard, etc).
Remove the 2 screws that hold the digi-dash to the panel.
Pop-out the left vent off the cover of the digi-dash, and push the vent into
the cover.
Pop out the cover (long fixed tabs are closer to the windshield, so push up
end towards you).
Pry out the connector on the left side.
The digi-dash should be on your hands now.
If you look at the back, there are 3 holes with a twist socket.
Use a long nose pair of pliers and twist the one that isn't working.
Get the bulb off, take to the local parts shop (Pep Boys, Autozone, etc.),
buy a new one(don't tell them where it came from).
Do all the steps backward, and you are good to go.


ps. The usual, at your own risk, .....
ps2 Test before put all togheter...

>From: <David.Ullrich at>
>To: <quattro at>
>Subject: Audi Digital Dash Backlight
>Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 11:36:23 -0500
>The right hand panel on the orange digital dash (yes, orange, not red) on
>my 1987.5 CGT is out. I can see that the digi part is still working fine,
>but the backlight is out, making it very hard to read. How the heck do I
>change it? Anyone know what bulb it needs? Cost? Is this a pretty easy DIY?
>my local auto electric place want $98 in labor plus parts...should I just
>get them to do it?
>1987 Coupe GT Special Build 2.3 - Anthracite Black
>1998 VW Passat 1.8T mit UPsolute (for sale, cheap)

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