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Dusty DISgrace

S3RYE Feb 26, 2011

  1. S3RYE

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    Hi Peeps,

    Really been bugging me lately (since the suns come out especially)

    Basically there is dust inside my Cluster (DIS) & was wondering does anyone else suffer with this problem or is it something i should be moaning at Audi about...

    To me it looks like where the pins are to reset the trip meter & time that dust has gone through the hole (surrounding the pin) and now is just there & tbh it looks like *****! even had few people say "that aint very good" :blush:

    now im absolutle pants when it comes to D.I.Y in cars & ive sat and thought about it many times over the last week but i wouldnt even know where to begin with disassembling it all... I know there was a thread somewhere & somebody had taken there cluster out to rotary polish the plastic cover to get all the scratches out which mine also needs!!

    is it hard to remove the cluster? can you even take the plastic front sreen off it to get inside? or is it a case of a new one?? :scared2:

    so any pointers would be great and as always thanks in advance!!

    Rye :icon_thumright:
     
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    bump ups!!!
     
  4. Kriminal

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    I'd be interested in the solution to this too, as mine is a complete eye-sore with dust inside and scratches outside
     
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  6. Adam.

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    Take the clocks out and split them in half to get to the inside of the glass.

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  7. Farhan

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    Nice, how do we remove the cluster first hand fella out of the dash
     
  8. Khufu

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    1st release the wheel adjuster under the column, pulling the wheel towards you and down as low as it goes towards you knees. Put towards you the trim under the clocks, it just unclips. This will reveal two bolts. Remove these and work the clocks out, releasing the single multi-plug on the back.
     
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    thanks Khufu... What will happen when we unplug the multi-plug?? will i have to reset anything? im guessing some megs scratch x will work on the plastic screen?
     
  10. FranA3

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    mine is shamefull to look at too need to sort it out sometime i think lol
     
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    The current trip stats will be lost but thats about it!

    Just be careful not to knock the needles as they're a pita to realign.
     
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    great, im almost guaranteed to knock the alignment out.. i always do what i shouldnt!
     
  14. Kriminal

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    ^ that's about the only thing I DO know about this - you'll need something like Meg's Plast-X for the plastic....scratch X will create more
     
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    yeah you dont want anything with any sort of cut in it , as it will make it about 100 times worse than you started scratch city
     
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    Hmm, Its most diys always mention to disconnect the battery when carrying out pretty much any sort of work on a vehicle. Not sure on the map part but i have a dodo juice machine polisher although i have never attempted something like this lol. If your down at ace we can give it a go with a bit of plastx on a finishing spot pad
     
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    Thanks for the offer dude but i think id rather not do it in the middle of aces car park... i can see it going terribly wrong... Lets just say im not very confident when it comes to pulling my car apart lol! i can imagine people being everywhere and panicking when its all apart.. not my cup of tea. Although im a tight ******* im also the type who likes to pay for things to be done so i dont have to worry! haha
     
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    ahahaha dont worry im the same im scared to fit anything in this car incase things start rattling or clips break!!

    Yer probably not a great idea, It does look fairly straight forward to do but maybe find out about your remap settings and stuff before attempting to remove anything.
     
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    The map will still be there after a battery disconnect. It's flashed to the ECU so is permanent until copied over.
    The only thing that will reset is the ECU's learned data/values.... i.e. how you drive etc.
    But this will be re-learnt over time.
     
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    it might even be faster once re-worked as the car has been driven very softly for about three months due to not having a clutch..
     
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    That's what happens with mine (unmapped though). Livens it up nicely.
     
  24. Khufu

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    You will get some warning lights like the steering light & ABS light. IIRC you'd need to drive car in a straight line for a few yards & then do a slow lock to lock to put the steering light out & drive the car over 10(?) mph to put ABS light out.

    If its just dust, surely a can of compressed air would be fine? If there was scratches they would be on the outside & you wouldnt need to pull it apart?
     
  25. paddy

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    Yea but where is the old girl ? not seen him in ages !! Hope he is well !
     
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    well considering this thread went 5 months without a reply ive done quite well today.. You lazy b*stards :lmfao:

    oh and i just removed the trim above the steering column and i fell at the 1st hurdle.. cant get it back in properly the leather keeps creasing up :banghead: however i did manage to reveal the two bolts.
     
  27. paddy

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    Sorry mate...you were being held in a Queue but your question is important to us. :)
     

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