Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail on Audi A4 Quattro

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 112,009 (41,550–183,000)
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
44 people reported this problem
22 people shared problem details
The digital display repair can be done by removing the gauge cluster and the circuit ribbon reset to the circuit board
When it gets cold I can see it but as it gets warm is fades away
2000 Audi A4 Quattro140,000
Not visible or lines through the display or faded. It comes and goes.
The temperature gauge stopped working right after the warrany went out and I had to replace the entire instrument panel.
2002 Audi A4 Quattro180,000
Went away for a week, came back, first start and ever since, the led panel is a block of yellow over a block of red. A4 Avant not TT
2001 Audi A4 Quattro100,000
display goes out in summer and comes back when the outside temperature cools. Can not see the entire display even when it comes back.
1999 Audi A4 Quattro118,000
Pixels are hard to see
I cannot read anything from the lad. The problem started with few horizontal lines missing and around 50000 miles all lines are gone. All I see is an yellow light.
center display has defective pixels and horizontal black lines. will be sending whole cluster out for repair and replacement lcd display.
Failed twice. First time within warranty period at low mileage. Replaced by dealer. Audi must have known even then that these displays required modification to give longer life but upgraded replacement not available. Second unit failed to total black within past two weeks. Action not yet decided due high cost of new unit, but absence of warning light display is downside of ignoring another swap.
audi a4 2003 quatro 3.0 problem instrument trouble codes 00576 15
I have the same problem. The LED display on the instrument cluster first started fading on hot days. The mechanic at the Audi dealership told me The LED panel is wearing out and that it's not an uncommon problem on older cars. He said it will probably get worse over time and eventually go out completely. His ballpark estimate to replace the LED panel was $1,400-1,500.
2001 Audi A4 Quattro150,000
Unable to read center digital print out. Has not been fixed, am told that i need an entire new cluster.
2003 Audi A4 Quattro183,000
The lights fade upward until you can no longer see and display. When the park, drive neutral, reverse line disappears, the car will no longer go in reverse. Have to take it to a dealership because no other place can understand the codes.
lights on cluster are fragmented and not dimming but failing in "lines" or sections of display. So far, not solved.
LEDs (or is it LED backlit LCDs?) in centre information panel fails, gets worse over time
1998 Audi A4 Quattro162,000
My whole LCD Cluster wont display anything. I cant see anything at all from it.
2001 Audi A4 Quattro123,700
For about a year and a half, my digital display has intermittently had failures to various lines. Now, the problem is constant, and why Audi won't address this question is mysterious. Do they want cars to fail completely - no oil, brakes, or lights, causing accidents or deaths? From everything I've read, they are ignoring the matter.
pixles get all weird, Audi should have recalled this
Pixels horizontal and vertical make display difficult to read.
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