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Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail on Audi A4 Quattro

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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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Audi A4 Quattro Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 110,132 (5,000–183,000)
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2017
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The digital display repair can be done by removing the gauge cluster and the circuit ribbon reset to the circuit board
display goes out in summer and comes back when the outside temperature cools. Can not see the entire display even when it comes back.
Unable to read center digital print out.
Has not been fixed, am told that i need an entire new cluster.
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
The temperature gauge stopped working right after the warrany went out and I had to replace the entire instrument panel.
the back lights behind the speedo and odo aren't working and the digital display in the center shows a bunch of lines and no words. it's not fixed
Heads up display top started to fade out and display is difficult to read when internal of car is hot
Screen looks cracked, lines threw all display, and impossible to read. Has decent lighting so I'm sure it's the screen.
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.
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.
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.