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Trip computer - display losing digits

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by spiker, Oct 31, 2005.

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    spiker usually growling at something

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    Hi

    Anyone else seen this problem with what looks like missing lines in the display on the trip computer

    Sometimes its fine - sometimes its not and then sometimes the lines gradually after a few minutes appear again

    On some occasions its actually difficult to read my MPG or time for example

    Any suggestions ?
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  2. imported_highlander1
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    You need a new cluster bud.
    I have the same problem with it fading when its warm, It actually works better in the cold.
    Not much help but I think replacment is the only way to go.
    Deano.
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    ok buddy - any idea how much and what part number ?
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    Are you sitting down? The cluster is £350 +vat. Then you need to it recoded by audi due to the immobiliser thats inside the unit. So what ever they charge for that.

    I have learnt to live with mine.
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    Mine has been knackered for almost 2 years, I just leave mine off these days, surely someone must have an easy cheap/temporary fix for this problem, £350+vat for just the parts is just a joke /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    I'll get it fixed once I've run out of things to do on the rest of the car though...
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    I've got the same thing. A couple of missing lines of pixels on the right hand side. Tends to get worse in the cold weather and when not been used much. Not sure I want to pay the money for it to happen again, as it seems to be a common problem.
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    £350+ Audi charge to recode

    **** that , I'll put it with it for now

    Sometimes I still wish I had my golf.......never seemed to go wrong and a LOT cheaper to run

    That new golf TDI is looking more and more attractive
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