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    DIS dead pixels?

    Is there supposed to be a blank line just above the top line on the DIS? It looks like a row of dead pixels!

    Only just noticed it, not sure if it's always been there!

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    Yes, it's a border between the bottom and top section. The top part turns orange for warnings etc...




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    apparently they got rid of it for the later versions of DIS, so if it bothers you you could always swap your cluster for a newer one
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    i have this too its normal as andy says its the separator between the top and bottom displays
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    Cheers guys.

    I don't think we are talking about the same thing though lol.

    I'll get a pic up later so u can see what I mean.

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    Here is a pic guys.

    Is this normal?

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    I have exactly the same on my 57 plate S3 and only noticed it this weekend! I was going to ask exactly the same question - so thank!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesS4cab View Post
    I have exactly the same on my 57 plate S3 and only noticed it this weekend! I was going to ask exactly the same question - so thank!!
    No problem glad I can help!

    Now all we need to find out is if it's normal? Perhaps if you have the same then it's meant to be like this?

    Anyone else with a S3 have the same?
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    yeah that does happen, why not upgrade to white version, that doesnt.

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    VCDS - does that mean "it happens" - its right - or "it happens" - it needs replacing!?

    As my car is under warranty for another 8 weeks, I will get it sorted if needs be!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickys3 View Post
    Anyone else with a S3 have the same?
    Yeah - mine's had it since I got the car 18 months ago. It's not got any worse, so I just forgot all about it really.

    If it bothers you - just ask when you go for your final warranty check up...

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    thats normal every a3 ive been in even my own car has this apart from the new white ones they must have designed it different so nothing to worry about
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    right just popped outside to get a quick pic soz about the quality but this gives you an idea
    Last edited by FranA3; 7th December 2010 at 21:40.
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    It's just the join between the always red part, and the top part that can turn yellow for warnings....





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    thats what i thought it was
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    haha ive never noticed this before!
    i would go and look at mine but im far too lazy so will look in the morning haha
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    I'm sure I've seen a similar line on my 09...with the newer DIS which isn't lit up red, so it's hard to notice, but I think it's there

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    -7C and the man's takin photos of the DIS for us. Now that's forum dedication...

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    I went out earlier to take a pic then realised I had a different DIS lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBird View Post
    -7C and the man's takin photos of the DIS for us. Now that's forum dedication...
    it is a bit chilly out there lol but anything to help a fellow member
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    I have hose dead pixels, but i'm sure i never used to have them when i first got the car

    Also how slow the DIS is in cold weather 8|
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finally Got An A3 View Post
    I have hose dead pixels, but i'm sure i never used to have them when i first got the car

    Also how slow the DIS is in cold weather 8|
    Im glad its not just my DIS that is slow in the cold, once the heating has been on for a bit and warmed up it goes back to normal haha
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    mine does that too
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    my 2005/54 DIS had this from new, and my used 2006/55 has it too.

    It's completely normal
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    Cheers guys looks like it's completely normal.

    I'll add this to the FAQ section at the top of this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesS4cab View Post
    VCDS - does that mean "it happens" - its right - or "it happens" - it needs replacing!?

    As my car is under warranty for another 8 weeks, I will get it sorted if needs be!!
    Personally I think its a fault, it shouldnt show any black lines in the display, only red & symbols, for I'd get the warranty to replace it.

    My 05 sb for missus has this iirc, but as its out of warranty & its got a white dis going in soon no point bothering audi uk for it

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    My 2006 Sportback has the black divider line too, the next row above the red divider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Personally I think its a fault, it shouldnt show any black lines in the display, only red & symbols, for I'd get the warranty to replace it.

    My 05 sb for missus has this iirc, but as its out of warranty & its got a white dis going in soon no point bothering audi uk for it
    So its a fault ALL red DIS's share

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    haha i forgot about this thread, but mines got it as well
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