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 Post subject: Re: Audi A6 C5 Avant
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:03 pm 
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thought you would of had this sorted and on the road by now! :doh: , you're slacking :lol:


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LEt me get tomorrows hell interview/presentation out of the way and i will concentrate on it lol

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 Post subject: Re: Audi A6 C5 Avant
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:51 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Audi A6 C5 Avant
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:27 am 
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That requires £120 of LCD!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Audi A6 C5 Avant
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Dont let the Audi garages fool you, the whole cluster does not need changing. Mine did exactly the same thing, worse on hot days, better on cooler days. Audi also said change the cluster, I thought forget it! I took it out, there's 3 plugs on the back. Turn it over, there's a few torx screws, take those out, and loosen the black clips which hold the clear face to the rest of the cluster.
What happens is the lcd display glass has a thin ribbon cable on its right hand side that powers the display, the bonding/glueing on this ribbon cable comes loose, doesn't make proper contact thats why the lines come and go.
Over the top of the display is a metal cover plate held on by 4 legs bent on the back of the pc board. Straighten these, and it comes off. WORK GENTLY!!!
Then you can remove the lcd glass. Be careful, don't loose the 2 pieces of plastic behind the lcd glass. IT WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT BOTH OF THESE.
Then, either take the lcd panel to a good electronic company to re-bond the ribbon cable for you, or find a place that makes and sells lcd displays.
Don't worry about the codes either, so long as you disconnect the cluster with the ignition off, once you plug it back, everything will work fine.

I did mine myself, just added 2 extra strips of thin rubber strip behind the lcd on either side, and made the metal cover press down slightly harder on the ribbon cable so it makes better contact, and it works perfectly. All in all, an hour or so's work.
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outstanding. how do you actually remove the clocks?
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Actually not difficult either to remove the clocks. Loosen the steering column adjusting lever on the left, pull it towards you and down, (you are going to need all the space you can get) tighten it again.

On top of the column right underneath the clocks is a small plastic cover, grab it and pull at it, it comes out relatively easy, there's no screws holding it in.
On the top of the cluster, is 2 x Philips screws, take these out (It helps if you have a very short screwdriver, it just a very difficult and tricky place to work). Then, pull at the top of the cluster, you should be able to get a finger in right at the top, and its not too difficult once you've got it loose.

Pull it down and towards you, then try look in the back, one of the cables is attached with a cable tie, cut it, (but obviously not the wiring it holds in place)
The plugs are difficult to get out, they are held in place by clips which fold over then clipping into place, almost like a stirrup. Do the closest one to you first so you can see how it works. Unclip it on the sides, then push it up and over the plug, this will actually lift the plug out of the fiiting, then its just a simple case of moving the cluster around till you can get it out.
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Cool!, the been waiting for an answer to this question for a long time, this one should be sticky mods.
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14th November 2006 #26

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yep, i'll try to get this done! thanks for the great info!
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Yep I think this needs to be added to the FAQ, mines just started doing it with a line or two occasionally, I find it's mainly on lines that arn't used and only when the display hasn't changed very often, had the low coolant warning light come on the other day for about 20secs when it was freezing and that flashing away seemed to sort the problem for a while. I might have to give this a go when I get some free time.
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No prob guy's. I think the degree of work you going to have to do will depend on how much of your ribbon cable has come loose from the side of the lcd display. I wasn't going to take chances, so took mine off completely, cleaned everything and put it back.
Something you could also try if you don't have thin rubber strip is the right sized cable tie. Just trim it to fit in neatly under the lcd so that the metal case squeezes the glass down onto the ribbon cable and the cable down onto the cable tie.
Mine worked first time (and for that I am SO thankful), but, you know how it goes. Just get that damn cable onto the glass as tight as you can, and your problems will be over.
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I dont have a button on the end of my washers stalk

Its a 1999 A3 TDI

Strange huh?!
Sorry to dig up a skeleton all but what can be done for people (such as turbodan and myself) that dont have the button at the end of the wiper stalk and the display is always off? I have the trip meter and total mileage on the right hand side inside the speedo but nothing in the middle dis.

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I wondered why mines was doing this too, only happens when the car is hot, works perfect on freezing cold days.
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Originally Posted by Tequie
Sorry to dig up a skeleton all but what can be done for people (such as turbodan and myself) that dont have the button at the end of the wiper stalk and the display is always off? I have the trip meter and total mileage on the right hand side inside the speedo but nothing in the middle dis.
Bugger all i believe as its probably linked to the ecu
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Originally Posted by FlyingBy
Dont let the Audi garages fool you, the whole cluster does not need changing. Mine did exactly the same thing, worse on hot days, better on cooler days. Audi also said change the cluster, I thought forget it! I took it out, there's 3 plugs on the back. Turn it over, there's a few torx screws, take those out, and loosen the black clips which hold the clear face to the rest of the cluster.
What happens is the lcd display glass has a thin ribbon cable on its right hand side that powers the display, the bonding/glueing on this ribbon cable comes loose, doesn't make proper contact thats why the lines come and go.
Over the top of the display is a metal cover plate held on by 4 legs bent on the back of the pc board. Straighten these, and it comes off. WORK GENTLY!!!
Then you can remove the lcd glass. Be careful, don't loose the 2 pieces of plastic behind the lcd glass. IT WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT BOTH OF THESE.
Then, either take the lcd panel to a good electronic company to re-bond the ribbon cable for you, or find a place that makes and sells lcd displays.
Don't worry about the codes either, so long as you disconnect the cluster with the ignition off, once you plug it back, everything will work fine.

I did mine myself, just added 2 extra strips of thin rubber strip behind the lcd on either side, and made the metal cover press down slightly harder on the ribbon cable so it makes better contact, and it works perfectly. All in all, an hour or so's work.
This thread got quiet. Did anyone try this and have success? I am thinking about opening up my instrument panel and giving it a shot if it at least worked for someone??

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ive been thinking about it too, but apart from FlyingBy, nobody seems to have had any luck doing it at all!

still, i may well whip my clocks out and see if it looks do-able.

mines always been bad sinse i bought the car, but its recently gotten worse to the point where i can only just read it!




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:25 pm 
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So I attempted to sort the LCD.

Ended up with the clocks going in Special Delivery post at 4pm Tuesday, Arriving at some bloke at 8am Wednesday, and by 10.15am posted back to me for tomorrow (Thursday) with a brand spanking LCD screen fitted!... Yeah it's cost me money, but at the end of the day, I have bad OCD's and fucked pixels / LCD screen would drive me crazy, specially when I can see it all the time!!!

Here is a pic, but I doubt it will show as my photobucket claims I have exceeded my data limit, yet when I look on my account settings, I have not! so yeah...
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Ggood stuff on sorting the lcd but as a pics all im getting is "look whos popular"

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Well Photobucket is being an arsehole to me.
So made a Flickr account, its shit. So made a 2nd Photobucket account.. better with the devil you know and all that..

Car is currently at a garage being sorted after failing the mot, failed on some bits here and there... but nothing major major, just a couple of bits that are "dangerous" according to the garage..


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that looks fooking awesome :D

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Coming together mate, looks cool

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Just spoken to the garage, whom of which have managed to sort all the faults apart from one.. middle rear seat belt pretensioner flagging up a code, currently checking for a broken wire and maybe swap it for another.

Then MOT, so I'm hoping the test is done tomorrow (as I'm currently using my Mums car and she needs it back! :lol: )

On another note, I'm not looking forward to the bill. This is the first time I have ever got a garage to fix anything for me.... :shock:

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Looks awesome!

How easy are the digital screens to replace in the dash? My mums TT has the same problem where the top of the screen doesn't work properly.

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How easy are the digital screens to replace in the dash? My mums TT has the same problem where the top of the screen doesn't work properly.


Mine involved soldering but Audi changed the design to a socket so you can swap them easy, so TT might be like that, otherwise its soldering.. which I paid someone to do lol

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I'll have a gander next week at some point and see what type it has in it, if its soldering I will give it a miss because I just cba with the hassle :lol:

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Still awaiting the garage to sort/replace/whatever the rear seatbelt to pass the MOT retest.

Not fussed but when they say "I'll ring you in the morning to let you know mate" and they don't bother... gets annoying.

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