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Offline paddymarsh

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LCD display fix B5
« on: September 11, 2013, 06:27:12 pm »
Just wondering if anyone had used these guys to get their displays fixed? http://www.speedotronics.co.nz/repair-services/audi-instrument-cluster-faults

I emailed them to get a rough quote but havent heard back from them yet. I heard it normally costs around $800 if you get it done at Giltrap or done by http://www.robinsoninstruments.co.nz/ Anyone have any experience with getting it done?
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Offline Brett

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Re: LCD display fix B5
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 06:58:15 pm »
Interested in this too
Previous:MKIII Golf GL, MKIV Golf GTI, E36 325i, E36 323i, B5 S4 sedan, C32 AMG, B5 S4 avant.

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Re: LCD display fix B5
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 08:34:13 pm »
No experience with any of them but let me know how you get on. The A4 is missing a few lines on the LCD.
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Offline paddymarsh

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LCD display fix B5
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 09:28:08 am »
Just heard back from the guy at speedtonics. It's $400 plus gst to get it fixed and another $90 plus gst for them to remove the cluster and put it back in
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Offline hagan

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Re: LCD display fix B5
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 10:40:13 am »
My lcd died in my B5 passat a few years back,

i got a 2nd hand cluster for about 100$ (entire cluster not just LCD)

had it coded to my vehicle (needs to be paired with your engine and key fobs)

- personally did not do this, Anton did all the work, and only charged me a romantic dinner for the two of us.
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Offline paddymarsh

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LCD display fix B5
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 11:07:27 am »
Yeah apparently that is how giltrap does it if you take it to them. My only issue is a have a Le Mans A4 and I don't really want to loose my white dials
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Re: LCD display fix B5
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 11:22:37 am »
I'm resurrecting a very old thread here but it was the first one that came up in the search.

I recently used Robinson Instruments (http://www.robinsoninstruments.co.nz) as per the OP to replace all three DIS LCDs in my B5s. It's a fairly simple process to pull the cluster - you can search google for 'how to's'. I would also suggest putting a cloth over your steering column to prevent it getting scratched. The only tools you need are a T20 and flat head screwdriver (although you can get away with the latter if you have to). I pulled my clusters and took them in and they were ready in 24 hours. They source the screens from Italy apparently. I won't say what I paid but it was significantly less than the $800 per cluster in the OP. They have one more in stock and can get more in if anyone wants to get this done. I suggest you mention Jon H referred you. You are welcome to PM me to ask what I paid.

Here are the displays back working properly (2 of the pics showing an output test):




By the way these screens are the same as the A3 and A6 of that era.
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