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Audi A4 Quattro Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail

Audi A4 Quattro Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Average Mileage: 115,709 mi (50,000 mi - 183,000 mi)


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.

  •  Enthusiast

    The digital display repair can be done by removing the gauge cluster and the circuit ribbon reset to the circuit board

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    Not visible or lines through the display or faded. It comes and goes.

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  •  Rookie

    When it gets cold I can see it but as it gets warm is fades away

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    The temperature gauge stopped working right after the warrany went out and I had to replace the entire instrument panel.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Unable to read center digital print out.
    Has not been fixed, am told that i need an entire new cluster.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    lights on cluster are fragmented and not dimming but failing in "lines" or sections of display. So far, not solved.

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  • Visitor, , 118,000 mi

    Pixels are hard to see

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