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: 110,316 (14,800–183,000)
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
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When it gets cold I can see it but as it gets warm is fades away
The digital display repair can be done by removing the gauge cluster and the circuit ribbon reset to the circuit board
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 140,000 mi,
Not visible or lines through the display or faded. It comes and goes.
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 150,000 mi,
Unable to read center digital print out. Has not been fixed, am told that i need an entire new cluster.
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 180,000 mi,
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 Quattro 100,000 mi,
display goes out in summer and comes back when the outside temperature cools. Can not see the entire display even when it comes back.
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 50,000 mi,
The temperature gauge stopped working right after the warrany went out and I had to replace the entire instrument panel.
1999 Audi A4 Quattro 118,000 mi,
Pixels are hard to see
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 154,000 mi,
Went to turn my car on and the instrument cluster wasn't working. Checked fuses and they where all good
1997 Audi A4 Quattro 14,800 mi,
The digital display in between the speedo and tac are not giving any info. Checked all the fuses, none were blown. The problem is not fixed
1998 Audi A4 Quattro 115,990 mi,
Digital display messed up, hard to read, missing some words.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 107,000 mi,
Screen looks cracked, lines threw all display, and impossible to read. Has decent lighting so I'm sure it's the screen.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 42,000 mi,
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.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 41,550 mi,
center display has defective pixels and horizontal black lines. will be sending whole cluster out for repair and replacement lcd display.
1998 Audi A4 Quattro 84,000 mi,
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.
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 88,880 mi,
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.
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 183,000 mi,
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.
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 95,000 mi,
lights on cluster are fragmented and not dimming but failing in "lines" or sections of display. So far, not solved.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 50,000 mi,
LEDs (or is it LED backlit LCDs?) in centre information panel fails, gets worse over time