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Car electronics help

The board computer display (between tachometer and speedometer) in my Audi has stopped working on Friday. It gave a sign of life yesterday for a couple of minutes so I assume it's a broken contact.

According to Audi's part catalog, the instrument panel is a single part and likely expensive to replace. Second hand is also difficult as I have a version with an uncommon panel.

Now my questions:
1. Does anybody know a place in or around Zurich that can repair them?
2. Is this MFK relevant? Timing is a bit unlucky as this is coming up in a couple of weeks. The screen is used as a board computer, navigation, temperature etc, but functionally everything works in the car.
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Old 10.11.2019, 11:01
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Re: Car electronics help

It´s a bit further out but I can recommend Piena Corsa in Grüningen. They know what they do and if you can buy parts yourself (they will tell you that), you can save money.

I think Curley knows a good garage near Winterthur? Think she mentioned this once.
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Re: Car electronics help

Try Heinz Schaffner on Goldbrunnenstrasse in Wiedikon. Old school Auto electrician.
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Shouldn't affect the MFK providing speedo works correctly
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Re: Car electronics help

Will effect MFk depending on what info/warnings you all loose, could be that on your model an open door or tyres running flat only are shown on the driver information display to name something.
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Yes, that what's what my concern is too. The general warning lights are separate and all working but you don't know what else. Doors warning I lost but general more important warnings should also be shown in the navigation system.
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Old 10.11.2019, 12:22
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Re: Car electronics help

As their is no legal requirement to have an onboard computer it isn’t considered for MFK. Newer car have tyre sensors which have to operate if fitted or the car is after certain date. Car doors open....we rely also a bit on common sense in Switzerland, no requirement to have them fitted or working if fitted
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Yes, that what's what my concern is too. The general warning lights are separate and all working but you don't know what else. Doors warning I lost but general more important warnings should also be shown in the navigation system.
Your car instruction book should be able to tell you everything you are missing out on. I don't know all rules concerning MFK, I don't know what warnings/info you currently miss so I can't tell you if it might fail your car or if it is just a personal inconvenience.

Just make a list of all (the few things) you are missing, and than people should be able to tell if you are o.k. or not.

Also your letter about the MFK should contain info to delay/move your appointment some if needed.
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Your car instruction book should be able to tell you everything you are missing out on. I don't know all rules concerning MFK, I don't know what warnings/info you currently miss so I can't tell you if it might fail your car or if it is just a personal inconvenience.

Just make a list of all (the few things) you are missing, and than people should be able to tell if you are o.k. or not.

Also your letter about the MFK should contain info to delay/move your appointment some if needed.
Thanks, I moved it already to have some more time to be ready.

Apart from that, it feels mainly like a first world problem: having to look to the middle of the car for navigation instructions, no outside temperature and a weird black hole in front of me.
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Old 10.11.2019, 12:54
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Bloody unreliable German cars. Should have bought a French one!
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Bloody unreliable German cars. Should have bought a French one!
It's the first issue after 9 years. That's not bad.
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Old 10.11.2019, 15:27
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It´s a bit further out but I can recommend Piena Corsa in Grüningen. They know what they do and if you can buy parts yourself (they will tell you that), you can save money.

I think Curley knows a good garage near Winterthur? Think she mentioned this once.
My - not so new to me anymore - garage is Garage Russo in Wiesendangen (highway exit Oberwinterthur). It's a "free garage", fixing anything.

While shortly after starting with an other garage before them, I had nothing but troubles (and serious ones!) and they went through 2500.00 franks (mine!) and still didn't sort them.....

Garage Russo had my car with them half a day, sorted it all and the thing runs like a little sewing machine ever since.
So yes, I will always recommend them.
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Update: it works again. Let's see for how long
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Re: Car electronics help

When did you last replace your battery?
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When did you last replace your battery?
When have you last checked the battery? Have you check the fuse box?
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When have you last checked the battery? Have you check the fuse box?
Fuse box was fine.
Didn't check the battery recently but seems to be healthy.
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Re: Car electronics help

And it's happening again.


In the meanwhile, I have been referred to Auto Meter in Schlieren. They are specialized in repairing this kind of stuff.
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And it's happening again.


In the meanwhile, I have been referred to Auto Meter in Schlieren. They are specialized in repairing this kind of stuff.
It's colder and damper today. It could quite possibly be a wiring connection problem - especially if it's the whole display going.
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And it's happening again.


In the meanwhile, I have been referred to Auto Meter in Schlieren. They are specialized in repairing this kind of stuff.



....Do you really need it ?
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