odometer/trip meter dead

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Sun Jul 26 18:19:31 PDT 2009

Al S wrote:
> I have had my cluster out many times, to repair broken ign. switch and 
> lock cylinder. I have never taken the speedo off the cluster, but what 
> the heck. Only one way to find out.

It's not hard, as you can see by the pictures.  You might want to have 
some new illumination bulbs handy, since I bet a few are dead and this 
is a good time to replace them.  Having a small 12v power supply helps a 

Just don't mess with the fuel gauge "compensator" thing, I did and now 
I've lost 150k miles of being used to how much fuel I "really" have left!

> Thanks Huw, sorry I misspelled your name.

No big deal :)

> Al
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Huw Powell" <audi at humanspeakers.com>
> To: "Al S" <streichea001 at hawaii.rr.com>
> Cc: "Quattro" <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009 1:39 PM
> Subject: Re: odometer/trip meter dead
>>> I know by reading here in the forum, that it is a gear that has
>>> broken. The speedometer still works.  I know it affects the cruise
>>> control, but that isn't used.
>> I don't think it affects the cruise control, that interacts with the 
>> speedo, not the odo.
>>> Will it affect anything else, if I do nothing about fixing the gear?
>>>  If I get brave,I will try to fix it, thanks to Huh's instructions.
>> While it can be scary if you've never had your inst cluster out, it's 
>> really not that hard to replace that gear.  And I think I took 
>> pictures of every single step, or at least, I hope I did!
>> -- 
>> Huw Powell
>> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
>> http://www.humanthoughts.org/

Huw Powell



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