Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail on Audi A6 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: 109,400 (25,000–181,000)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
68 people reported this problem
33 people shared problem details
1999 Audi A6 Quattro130,000
For some reason when the car is cold the instrument panel works a little better. Not great but from non readable to readable.
Hard to see instrument cluster
LCD pixels are barely visible. When weather is cold it shows better, but still missing pixels. When it warms up it almost disspears completely. I found this site: that will replace the LCD screen for $139 + S/H and they offer Lifetime warranty.
When the weather is cold - the display stays readable for a short while - but eventually fads too.
2001 Audi A6 Quattro100,000
Display between speedometer and tachometer is faded away
center of display begin failing to the point where radio station and temperature can no longer be read. other portions still okay for now
Instrument cluster display is unreadable. Driven this way for 10,000 miles. Have not fixed.
Same problem with LED panel, some unreadable. Any idea on approx. cost to reapir?
information is barely readable on panel
1999 Audi A6 Quattro100,000
It was replaced once while still under warranty and then started to die again after a few years. Replacing the whole display us too exoensive on a 15 year old car! Buggers, it still runs great after 206,000!
2001 Audi A6 Quattro143,000
wire shorted out the alternator, the garage fixed it by bye passing the the instrument cluster. do I still need a new instrument cluster or will this hold. How much does a new instrument cluster cost for a 2001 VW Eurovan?
2001 Audi A6 Quattro132,543
Instrument cluster is out and it's very expensive to repair
digital display works fine when cols. When ambient temperature reaches upper 60's top half of display fades
2001 Audi A6 Quattro143,490
The middle portion is unreadable.
I can't see the screen
2000 Audi A6 Quattro120,000
I have not had it fixed as of yet because I have been told the complete cluster will have to be replaced and that it will cost $1000.
first generation display fades from time to time they recommend cluster replacement
2004 Audi A6 Quattro100,000
display went out at 100000 miles and some digital display numbers where fading before 100000 miles. they do look better when it is cold out but fade as the car warms up. anyone know of a fix with out spending 300 dollars for a rebuilt. Ken
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