i had the problem with the speedometer needle.
it doesn`t show the right speed.
the problem was a cold solder joint in the platine behind the speedometer.....
greeting from europe, austria
04-23-2003, 05:45 AM
welcome to the North American type44 forum first of all.
About the needle ...do you have a series 1 or series 2 type44?
SERIES 1 (AUDI 5000/ 100/200) 1982-1987
SERIES 2 (AUDI 100/200) 1989-1991
the series one had the cable driven speedo which would do this when the cable got week or rusted..
I have never heard about it one a series two though...
04-23-2003, 08:55 AM
I also had this common annoying problem with the 100/200 type44 electronic speedometer.
The joint will eventually break again from vibration.
I replaced the 4 rigid pass-thru pins with wires.
I routed them from the inner circuit boards to the exterior and soldered them to their destinations on the outer board. Thus, the connections are now immune to vibration.
The problem hasn't returned.
yes, a realy known problem. by the way when i repared these connection i soldered also the other solderpoints of the circuit.
you tod it, the mainly problem is the vibration.
my audi is a serie 2 car with a NF engine (100kW)
there the speedometer is not driven by a cable.
the problems are broklen solderpoints at the circuite. will posted it allready...
i am waiting so hard for the red backlights with bigger moulds (53cm) for my audi avant.
do you just know when these parts are available?
04-23-2003, 01:09 PM
i have the same problem, i'll attemp to fix it soon, is there "what ever you do, don't ...", so that i wouldn't break something permenantely. Also never took the instrument cluster out before, any advice?
04-23-2003, 05:08 PM
<ul><li><a href="http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/instrument.html#speedo">Scott Mockery's excellent site</a></li></ul>
04-23-2003, 09:31 PM
i talked to scott even ordered the bulbs(very nice guy), since couple of mine are don't work. He told me that with seat heaters, usually actual seat heaters go. Which makes me sad because i don't have tool to test it. :(
thanks for the direction. :)
04-23-2003, 10:12 PM
The 53cm units will be avaialble in about two months...still allot of work to go on them...
About your speedo ...ah! the solder points...
a very week point on the type44 cars..I have this problems on my dash board as well but not related to the speedo..also a solder problem as well.