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Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail on Volkswagen Passat

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 115,826 (14,000–233,295)
14 model years affected: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
130 people reported this problem
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Digital display works when car is cold, but fades out after 5-10 minutes of running. On a warm or hot day it will be faded out at all times.
The digital display bottom area has been on and off for a long time.And now stop showing anything.Contact failure.
The dashboard display in my VW Passat faded whenever the weather was hot but I had it fixed at www.lcdautotech.com and it works great now.
Dash Board Display - lower center of dashboard - sometimes it lights up and sometime it does not - hit or miss and annoying it is.
in my instrument panel the digital instrument (MFI?)fades out to where you can't even read it after my passat warms up on a cold day, on a warm/hot day you cannot even read it upon start up. I never know what gear it's in when i use the triptonic never know my MPG, etc... wish i never bought this Passat...
Would fade her and there seemed like when it was hot out, now it's complete out and I can't read anything of the computer display
I first noticed this problem about 3 months after buying the car. The display would only have a vertical line lite up. It didn't do it often. But it has gotten worst this year. Sometimes it is blank. Other times it has the information showing backwards; looks like stray scratches, has half of the display lite with the other half blank. And it does is everytime I park in the sun and forget to put the sun to put my sun reflectors up. I was told by the service counselor that it has something to do with the car being parked in the sun. He said it would cost approximately a thousand something to replace. He couldn't guarentee me the new one wouldn't do the same thing. That is a lot of money so, I didn't have it replaced. I notice if I turn on the A/C and direct the air, using the button that shows the air blowing toward your face, it seems to come back on sooner than if I just let the air flow throughout the entire car.
all digital readings on my instrument cluster are out, while the analog readings work fine. Anybody knows what the problem may be? 2002 jetta wgn 2L 4 cyl model