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Audi dashboard instrument cluster OBC pixel failure repairs

** spare parts for professionals and for DIY'ers **


Missing audi LCD pixels on the big red OBC LCD
Dead / fading Audi A4 LCD pixels on the big red LCD


At several Volkswagen and Audi models including VW Bora, Passat, Sharan, and Audi A3 A4 A6 A8, it is quite common to have pixel failures on the big red LCD display in the middle of the dashboard instrument cluster. The problem lies with the LCD that needs to be replaced to get the pixels back for good. Please find the pictures below of the LCD before and after replacement:

Repair for Audi VW Seat instrument cluster
Audi pixel failure on the red LCD.



Audi A3 / A4 / A6, VW Bora / Golf, Seat / Sharan models:

Audi dash LCD failure


The unit on the picture above is just one example for the wide range of units these LCD's were used for. The models are mainly Audi, Ford, Seat, VW models. The common thing is the BIG RED fading LCD in the middle. Missing lines or coloumns, disappearing LCD pixels (sometimes getting worse when warmed up).

Important: These spedometers made either by Siemens VDO and Jaeger - the LCD in them are different. It's worth it to remove the speedometer from the dashboard and check if it has a VDO or a Jaeger sign on it. For VDO models, we sell both original VDO and Cinese LCD's, too, for the Jaeger models we have the Chinese version only.

LCD for Audi A3 A4 A6 VDO - Chinese product

LCD for Audi A3 A4 A6 VDO - Chinese product

# 223-003_C

Fits Audi A3 A4 A6 VW Bora, Passat, Sharan, Seat and other models assembled with VDO speedometer, with the big red multi information display (MID) in the middle of the instrument cluster. This is the only Chinese product in our webshop.

79.00 € Add
LCD for Audi A3 A4 A6 VDO - ORIGINAL VDO LCD

LCD for Audi A3 A4 A6 VDO - ORIGINAL VDO LCD

# 223-003_O

Fits Audi A3 A4 A6 VW Bora, Passat, Sharan, Seat and other models assembled with VDO speedometer, with the big red multi information display (MID) in the middle of the instrument cluster. Original CDO LCD.

125.00 € Add
Dashboard facelift chrome rings for Audi

Dashboard facelift chrome rings for Audi

# 299-002

Set of 6 rings and a quad
- fits the following models: A3 8L, A4 B5, A6 4B
- fits VDO and Jaeger speedometers
- snap-in design

29.00 € Add
LCD for Audi A3 A4 A6 Jaeger

LCD for Audi A3 A4 A6 Jaeger

# 223-005

Fits Audi A3 A4 A6 VW Bora, Passat, Sharan, Seat and other models assembled with JAEGER speedometer, with the big red multi information display (MID) in the middle of the instrument cluster.

79.00 € Add


Audi A4 / A8 up to 1996 - old Siemens VDO speedometer with big red LCD in the middle:

Audi A4_A8 speedometer faulty LCD ribbon cable


Audi A4 and A8 old models (up to 1996) were produced with a quite similar speedometer with the above mentioned newer A3 A4 A6 models, however the speedometer is an older variant. The pixture above shows an old Audi A8 models, but there are other A4 modles with the same ribbon cable. At this model the LCD pixel failure is also quite common, however this case you do not need to replace the complete LCD - a simle ribbon cable (flexible cable) replacement will do the job, and solve the dead / fading pixel problem.

Ribbon cable for Audi A4 - A8

Ribbon cable for Audi A4 - A8

# 254-017

***SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR MANUAL INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***

Fits all Audi A4 - A8 models up to 1996 assembled with the big red multi information display (MID) in the middle of the instrument cluster.

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27.00 € Add


Audi A6 speedometer background light problems - the BIG red LCD is completely dead:

SGE2685 transformer failure - no LCD background light


The typical failure at this speedometer model is that the LCD seems to stop working. The rootcause is the background light problem, which is caused by the dead SGE2685 transformer.

SGE 2685 transformer

SGE 2685 transformer

# 217-005

SGE 2685 transformer is used in several Audi speedometers for background light, and also in other makes.

13.00 € Add


Audi Concert car stereo system display pixel problem repairs:

Audi_A6_car_stereo_LCD_problem_DIY_repairs


LCD pixel problems on the display of the Audi Concert Radio's display is also very common - the ribbon cable replacement solves the problem for good. This cable is usable at those models which were assembled with "Zebra strip" too. The instructions booklet we send together with the cable will include the repair manual of the "radio uncontrollable volume problem repairs" too, which is also very typical at this model.

Audi Concert ribbon cable

Audi Concert ribbon cable

# 254-018

***SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR MANUAL INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***

This ribbon cable fits the Audi Concert stereo on the picture above. Fits both models - the ones assembled originally with ribbon cable and also the one assembled with Zebra strip.

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19.00 € Add

Why do the Audi speedometer LCD displays fail with pixel failure? DIY Pixel repair helps with pixel failure? Well the Audi speedo manufacturers have a few minurtes only to produce a complete Audi speedo with LCD dispay and silver or carbon ribbon cable. Because of this, VDO Instrument Cluster manufacturer decied to assemble the Audi LCD display and the silver / carbon ribbon cable with heat bonding procedure. This Audi speedometer assembly design makes the contacts of the LCD display and the ribbon cable loose contact very fast, most cases in just a few years. This means, the Audi LCD display show pixel failures, it needs pixel repair, but both the silver ribbon cable and the Audi LCD display work well - only the connection of them is bad, tha is why you have LCD display pixel problems, and you need a pixel fix by a professional, or done DIY with aN LCD display pixel repair KIT - a silver or a carbon cable. How can we improve the quality of the Audi LCD displays and the ribbon cables? Well if you assemble the LCD with the ribbon cable with pressure, no heat bonding, then the pixels of the Audi LCD display will work for an unlimited time. Dashboard LCD displays work on high temperature, so it is the best to avoid using the heat bonding procedure. Pixel repair DIY, or pixel fix by a professional?  


The LCD display repair ribbon cable KIT is available in silver cable and in carbon cable version, too. Once the Audi / VW dashboard instrument cluster LCD display pixel failure was properly repaired, the Audi and VW speedometer display will work as new, the silver ribbon cable and the LCD will work for good in the speedometer.

Repair KIT's per unit type:

Transporter T4 LCD display repair KIT


Questions-answers:

Is it really a pixel failure or just a dead bulb behind the display?

It is easy to distinguish:

- If the bulbs are out behind the display, then all the rows and colunms do work on the Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD display, but the background light of the LCD display is uneven, or some cases the display is completely dark. This case no need to repair the pixels, you do not need a silver or carbon ribbon cable, nor a new LCD display of the instrument cluster. This case you just need to buy the lightbulbs that provide light behind the Audi/VW/Seat LCD display.
- If the Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD display has really pixel problems, then typically lines or colunms of the display are missing. Several cases the characters are broken, numbers and letters shown on the instrument cluster's display are unreadable - the backlight is even. In case of a real pixel problem, when one or more pixels are missing from the display, you need to buy a silver ribbon cable, a carbon ribbon cable, or some cases a complete Audi/VW/Seat LCD display. It really depends on that if it is a BMW, a Mercede and Audi, Saab, VW or other make, and of course if it a MID display, a speedometer, a board computer or other LCD dipslay. Most cases, when you have a pixel failure, and you decide to repair it, it's really worth to buy a set of bulbs too, as bulbs tend to go out during repair - this is due to the massive mechanical shocks experienced during the pixel repair procedure.

Can I do the pixel repair of my Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's display at home? How about tools?

Well, most of the Audi/VW/Seat pixel repair KITs we sell are designed to be simple and easy to use. The word easy should now be the subject of further discussion. An average Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD pixel repair is far more difficult then replacing a lightbulb. You definitely have to have good mechnical skills, and some household tools, such as nippers, screewdrivers, household tape, and other goodies to fix things around the house.

If you have to ask one of these questions, then you definitly should NOT do an Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD display pixel repair at home (we were asked these questions before, this is not a joke):

- Which way should I turn the screwdriver to undo the screw?
- What is a display?
- How do I find the LCD thing in my Audi/VW/Seat?
- How do I glue the LCD into the dashboard?
- Is it as easy as replacing a lightbulb?

Is it coming from China, or is it a high quality product coming from a proper factory?

Well, Pixelfix is an internationally registered trademark. Pixelfix only sells the highest quality Audi/VW/Seat speedometer LCD display silver ribbon cables, that are capable of lifetime operation. We sell most of our repairs with lifetime warranty, and you will find the exact same displays, cables, and other spare parts that we use for professional repairs. The silver ribbon cables we use for Audi, VW, A6, TT, A3, A4, Passat LCD display pixel repair are real silver, which is a very expensive base material, that is why the price is much higher compared to carbon ribbon cables. We also sell carbon ribbon cables, but the motivation to produce carbon cables for BMW LCD dispaly repair was only to be able to compete pricewise with the cheap chinese ribbon cables, which you may also buy for LCD dispay pixel repair on Ebay, but with a significantly worse or completely useless final result.

I ordered an Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD today, when will I receive it?

You may keep an eye on your package, if you ordered the Audi/VW/Seat speedometer LCD display silver ribbon cable with postal delivery on you may check the status on your local post office's website, or if you ordered next day deliver then you need to see TNT / FedEx or DHL tracking site for status.

Invoice:

All Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD displays, silver ribbon cables, speedometer spare parts bought in the webshop will come with an invoice. All invoices are issued electronically, so you will receive an e-mail with the printable invoice in it. This invoce can be printed and filed to the accounts.

I started the repair, but I do not seem to deal with it:

No worries, we do provide technical support, and help repairing of the Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD display. However there is an advice you ought to consider before starting the work. If you have not repaired Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's LCD display before, this is mandatory. PLEASE read the manual, and if available watch the video BEFORE starting the work. This will definitely save a lot of time and will help to do a hassle free work.

I replaced the silver ribbon cable, but still there is nothing on the Audi/VW/Seat LCD's screen:

No worries, this symptom can be due to a bagatel problem which can be fixed easily. If there are no pixels on the Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's display at all, that MUST be due to one of the followings:

- the contacts of the Audi/VW/Seat LCD display or the panel are not perfectly clean - this case there is no contact between the Audi/VW/Seat LCD display and the panel
- either the Audi/VW/Seat LCD display or the silver ribbon cable was mounted in the wrong direction, so the contacts are on the wrong side

- the alignment of the silver ribbon cable is no good, so the pads of the silver ribbon cable do not match the pads of the Audi/VW/Seat LCD display or panel.

I started the repair, but it seems to be beyond my technical skills:

Let's talk about the worst case scenario, you started the repair, but you do not seem to deal with the repair of the Audi/VW/Seat instrument cluster's display. This case we have a backup solution. We always stand behind our customers, so you may send the Audi/VW/Seat LCD display unit to us for repair, and no matter what the condition of the unit is, we can help. More precisely, up to this point we always succeeded, meaning none of our customers managed to do such a damage in the unit that we could not fix. The repair does not cost a fortune, in a lucky case it is 20-30 Euro plus return delivery cost only.

 
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