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Dashboard/needle lights going out?

devilchef1981 Aug 21, 2012

  1. devilchef1981

    devilchef1981 New Member

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    Hi guys

    Annoying fault, whilst driving at any point, my dashboard lights go completely out, the needles freeze and after about 4-5 secs they all come back on. Needles reset themselves to what im currently driving and clock re-sets. Any ideas?

    Also, not sure whether its related, very rarely when i start the car it cuts out completely, no dash lights at all again. I take the key out, try again and boom! everything as normal (apart from clock again reset)

    This is getting really annoying now, especially at....Ahem....70mph on the motorway!

    any ideas??

    Cheers
     
  2. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Earth fault?
     
  3. jasonc

    jasonc Active Member Audi S3

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    I'd start with a new battery.
     
  4. devilchef1981

    devilchef1981 New Member

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    Battery was replaced by the AA 2 months ago? Could be a faulty one you think?
     
  5. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    You need to get the car scanned for faults with VCDS to identify the problem.

    Check on VCDS user map for someone close to you who will help.
     
  6. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    +1 on Earth fault... Had this on a Golf Mk4 a few years ago. It probably won't show any fault codes either.
     

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