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Speedo dials are not working........

JamesS4cab Nov 4, 2012

  1. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    The speedo on my wife's 2007 a3 has stopped working. The lights all come on but the needles don't move at all.

    I have searched on here and worked out how to get it out but can't really find anything that is serviceable!!

    Can anyone give me some ideas as to what I should be looking for?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. OCD-A3

    OCD-A3 Member

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    Can you scan it with Vag-com?
     
  3. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Don't have it. Took it to pieces, got cross at it, cursed and swore at it and gave up.

    Put it back in to keep it safe and now it works perfectly.

    Reeeeeeeeesult. :superman:
     
  4. AndyParker

    AndyParker Active Member

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    Ha - obviously needed a mans touch :whistle2:
     
  5. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    Ok so now the dials have stopped working again and it's lit up like a bloody Christmas tree! Fuel light, temperature light, ABS, airbags...... Whole 9 yards.

    I have done what I did last time and taken it out and called it all the names under the sun but it's being less amenable.

    Anyone got any good ideas!???

    Plus how long do I need to leave the battery disconnected to reset VAGCOM??
     
  6. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    Now re-installed into the car and the speedo is now working. But still got almost all lights lit up so guess that needs a VAGCOM clear??

    And the display screen shows the mileage and the word "dEF".

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!
     
  7. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    It's a "could be anything" type fault but check if there is any water getting into the dash area.
     
  8. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    I have had the binnacle out for a few hours yesterday and its "working" as such.

    Just spoke to Audi and they want ...................wait for it.......... £150 to scan with VAGCOM!

    WTF???
     
  9. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    Are you saying it's ok with the binnacle out and playing up when you fit it back in?
     
  10. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    I'm saying that with the binnacle taken out for a few hours and then put back in, it worked ok. Still lights up all over the place (warning lights) and the dEF fault on the speedo screen says "dEF".
     
  11. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    Loom or plugs squashed against metal parts inside dash? It's a tricky one. Don't know what the "DEF" message means, hopefully someone on the forum will know later.
     

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