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Audi A3 Dash problems - cluster dead! URGENT

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tdisportuk, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. tdisportuk
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    Hi all,

    Recently one morning when i started my car, everything fired up then within a second the cluster was 'dead'

    whilst driving the back lights jus flick on and off then eventually does nothing. All the warning lights work normally such as handbrake light, etc etc

    the DIS, and all guages are completly powerless so cant see how much diesel is left, speedo etc etc!

    Any ideas? audi are talking £550+

    It has been scanned with vagcom and the only error its showing is 0003 - control module malfunction.

    Have had the scuttle lifted as was told the ecu is mounted under it, it seems fine no water damage etc etc.

    Everything else in the car works.

    Car in question is a 56reg 2.0tdi a3 sport.

    Many thanks:faint:
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    Have you tried unplugging cluster & pluging it back in again? Its not hard job, maybe there's a dodgy connection on the multiplug.
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    thanks for the reply, Yes i have, pulled out the connector and plugged it back in. When i fired it up it came on for split second then off again :(
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    Could be a bad connection inside the cluster. Time for magnifying glass & solder iron....
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    hmm crap! are they easy to open?
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    bump!
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    clocks are easy to open 4 torx screws the just plastic clips holding them together and where the blue plug is slide a flat blade screw driver down the side to open the clips

    5 minute job
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    I had a very similar problem and it was moisture that attacked the central convenience module located right hand side behind side panel in the boot...take it off clean and wd40 the connectors,the washer pipe for the rear windscreen runs above the unit and can leak causing these problems......also check for any water in the boot.
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    Many thanks for the help guys, will check up on the boot one today and report back with findings.

    this is the biggest headache so far!
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    btw is there a wiring diagram for the clutser available?
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