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Tifun
01-19-2009, 04:51 PM
I've been debating this with a few friends and it seems that the LCD is pretty rare for cars 99.5 and older. Just curious which particular years had them and whether it is the 2.8 or 1.8t

geeky
01-19-2009, 04:54 PM
I've heard it was the 2.8's that had them as an addon feature. I know i dont have one in my 97 1.8T

Tifun
01-19-2009, 04:56 PM
my 99.5 has it and I'm a 1.8t

Poll completed. Please vote.

somebody5788
01-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Keith im stealing yours!

Tifun
01-19-2009, 04:58 PM
Keith im stealing yours!

You can have it and all of it's dead pixels lol

somebody5788
01-19-2009, 04:59 PM
Haha ... Actually I want to put a like 2.5" LCD for like a rear view camera that would be sweet!

Oh an vote peoples!

njm23
01-19-2009, 05:00 PM
voted - 2000 1.8t WITH LCD here

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:01 PM
^ good idea


Here's proof that the 99.5 1.8t had them for the non-believers.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2850070526_a0fbe9a33d.jpg

the_pirate
01-19-2009, 05:03 PM
mine is all broked up....:( audi wants 1k for a cluster. that doesn't include changing the mileage over. [down]

kampfer
01-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Hey cool I have a 99.5 1.8T with LCD also, so what there are only two of us?

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:08 PM
Hey cool I have a 99.5 1.8T with LCD also, so what there are only two of us?

I know of at least one other 99.5 1.8t with it personally. I imagine there are more. I singled 99.5 out since it was the most bastard of all bastard years.

4A Play
01-19-2009, 05:08 PM
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/8d8f8a24ed.jpg

TurboAudiGuy
01-19-2009, 05:09 PM
2000 A4 1.8TQ LCD ( Not One Dead Pixel[drive])

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/TurboAudiGuy/audicold.jpg

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:11 PM
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/8d8f8a24ed.jpg

what year?

somebody5788
01-19-2009, 05:11 PM
Here's a pic of my 99.5 2.8 w/ no LCD. I still win though! Chrome rings are bad ass.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/somebody5788/My%20cars/A4/IMG_0114.jpg

Stumanbmx
01-19-2009, 05:12 PM
2000 1.8T w/ LCD

Just got my first line last week...

4A Play
01-19-2009, 05:13 PM
what year?

98 2.8.

Not a single pixel burnt out :)

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:17 PM
I also just noticed that there's a difference the the clusters. It appears as though the clocks(analog ones) have different prints, could also be the view. But they look to be in a little different location.

4A Play
01-19-2009, 05:23 PM
99.5- are for people better at math lol

kampfer
01-19-2009, 05:23 PM
I know of at least one other 99.5 1.8t with it personally. I imagine there are more. I singled 99.5 out since it was the most bastard of all bastard years.

[:(]bastard??? [=(]

Rickz96
01-19-2009, 05:25 PM
2000 1.8t not a dead pixel after Module master repaired!!

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:27 PM
99.5- are for people better at math lol

I cal it the baller clock. Only ballers have analog. You never see a baller digital watch on someones wrist lol. Baller clock for life.


[:(]bastard??? [=(]

lol. I never really though about this much until lately when the topic kept coming up. So, here we are looking to see who has what. Maybe JC wont vote and we will be the only ones.....kinda creepy lol.

v1nyd
01-19-2009, 05:27 PM
I want a LCD screen on my 99.5...someone sell me theirs!

AudiTurbo
01-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Did the 98.5 even have an lcd screen cause I have never seen it

somebody5788
01-19-2009, 05:47 PM
So far it seems to be available on any year but optional

4A Play
01-19-2009, 05:48 PM
Did the 98.5 even have an lcd screen cause I have never seen it

There was a LCD shortage those 6 months between June 1998 and Jan 1st 1999.

Sorry bub.

AudiTurbo
01-19-2009, 05:49 PM
I would like to see it on a 98.5 cause I bet it someone put it in there!

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:50 PM
I would like to see a pic of the 99.5 2.8 w/lcd.

AudiTurbo
01-19-2009, 05:54 PM
I don't know if I believe the two people who said th Pre 99.5 1.8t LCD are in there cars!
I just want to see pics

Tifun
01-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I don't know if I believe the two people who said th Pre 99.5 1.8t LCD are in there cars!
I just want to see pics

I think onemoremile had one in his old 97.

AudiTurbo
01-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Really? I want to see pics. I thought I had ever option on my car and I don't have it

97YellowA4
01-19-2009, 06:14 PM
my 1997 1.8t had the LCD screen in it stock

andyrew
01-19-2009, 06:19 PM
Nope.

But I have one on my stereo and one on my GPS :)

a4937
01-19-2009, 06:37 PM
My 99 prefacelift does.. it was perfect then I saw the thread on here from the guy that would repair them. A week or so after that they started going out.. they go in and out, I wondered if the cold had something to do with it but probably not if it's a common issue.

I can deal with it.. for now.

Kronic Budz
01-19-2009, 06:41 PM
my 97 2.8 has one. No dead pixels holla!

Borden
01-19-2009, 06:43 PM
my 01 2.8 has one but i turn it off because of all the dead pixels

tdn
01-19-2009, 06:44 PM
Who are these people with 2000+ models without the LCD screen, I thought it became standard some point between 99.5 and 2000. I call shenanigans.

Anyway, 97's with the LCD screen stock? Cool, but what the fuck Audi.

AudiTurbo
01-19-2009, 07:32 PM
So if these people have them, first like I said I want to see pics, and how easy is it to install this cluster?

Stumanbmx
01-19-2009, 07:38 PM
yeah i want to see a 2000+ cluster w/o an lcd

4inchMAF
01-19-2009, 09:55 PM
I would like to see it on a 98.5 cause I bet it someone put it in there!
i have a 1998.5 and i have the LCD on my cluster... doesnt work at all though. all the pixels are on at the same time...all the time!! its great!!!

Silverstreak98
01-19-2009, 10:15 PM
My 1998.5 2.8Q has one!

Still works great, although in very hot weather some of the pixels wont show up.

goodhews
01-19-2009, 10:39 PM
97 2.8..... no line till 2 weeks ago(but is not the original). and two days ago, in -17*degree weather, it started to get frost in it(i think). lol the frost started out as a small dot, but is getting bigger
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm323/goodhews/011909_1351.jpg

zephyr125
01-20-2009, 01:35 AM
My 1998.5 2.8Q has one!

Still works great, although in very hot weather some of the pixels wont show up.

My 98.5 2.8 has one too. a couple of pixels start to fade after being on for a while but otherwise they all work.[:D]

.Mad Hatter.
01-20-2009, 05:39 AM
97 1.8t, LCD screen, analog clock

kampfer
01-20-2009, 08:18 AM
so there are audi's that don't have the analog clock? because I have a 99.5 1.8T with the LCD no dead pixels and I have the analog clock was that something rare or is this standard issue for my year?

Tifun
01-20-2009, 09:44 AM
we got the baller clock up until 99.5......2000+ got the poor man digital casio version of the clock.

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 09:48 AM
So how can I put the LCD screen in my 98.5? Is the plug in's there if you don't have it?

Tifun
01-20-2009, 09:57 AM
So how can I put the LCD screen in my 98.5? Is the plug in's there if you don't have it?

I'm not really sure. I guess.....try to find someone over on Louisvillevw.org to swap with. I'm sure someone has one just so you can see.

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Yeah I guess I can do that! I know my car is a 98.5 cause my taillight and other things.

the_pirate
01-20-2009, 12:08 PM
we got the baller clock up until 99.5......2000+ got the poor man digital casio version of the clock.

i prefer the digital. you guys are just jealous [:D]

Militant-Grunt
01-20-2009, 12:58 PM
My 01 1.8t has one, but its pretty much useless since the lcd is done for. Have to wait till it gets warm again, for whatever reason its better in the summer.

Siena
01-20-2009, 12:58 PM
My '96 Quattro Sport V6 has LCD.

And no dead pixels either, even in extremely hot weather.

Kronic Budz
01-20-2009, 02:46 PM
My '96 Quattro Sport V6 has LCD.

And no dead pixels either, even in extremely hot weather.


wait what! 96 2.8 came with a sport pack option?? interesting. I thought that started in 98.

digital clock is weak btw... its all about the analog baby! besides that it tells you day/month and year on the digital.


http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2900/gaugeswo5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/gaugeswo5.jpg/1/w640.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img209/gaugeswo5.jpg/1/)

Maki
01-20-2009, 02:51 PM
Pre 99.5 1.8t no LCD
http://www1.garaget.org/gallery/archive/23022/489947_yupuhh.jpg (http://www.garaget.org/mypage/gallery.php?user=23022&cat=55520&image=489947)

Lazer Viking
01-20-2009, 02:56 PM
99.5, 1.8t, sport, cold weather etc etc, and a NON lcd cluster

Kronic Budz
01-20-2009, 03:24 PM
wow why would audi make so many changes to a fuckin car. Why wouldnt every damn audi come with quattro, cold weather package, a fuckin lcd screen, and a sport steering wheel!!! sport pack and 5 speed as well! haha

audi til I die
01-20-2009, 03:48 PM
I actually prefer analog over my digital clock. I like needles like a heroine addict.

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 04:21 PM
Were all 1.8t in 98 called the 98.5? Cause when I look mine up I have the taillights of a 98.5


Also my analog clock has 12 3 6 9 unlike the rest I see on here!

tdn
01-20-2009, 04:26 PM
wait what! 96 2.8 came with a sport pack option?? interesting. I thought that started in 98.\


He's in Europe dude, everything gets released there before it does here... I'm pretty sure they already have audi hover cars over there.

Siena
01-20-2009, 05:07 PM
Very few A4 B5 quattro V6 in the UK were supplied without LCD.

All A4 B5 quattro 1,8T sold in the UK were sport models, and all had LCD.

Siena
01-20-2009, 05:11 PM
Here's a pic of my 99.5 2.8 w/ no LCD. I still win though! Chrome rings are bad ass.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/somebody5788/My%20cars/A4/IMG_0114.jpg

Rings are cool, but LCD's ice cold. [cool]

Besides, rings are an hour's work to fit, LCD retrofit on the other hand is a dash tear-down, torn knuckles, and lots of swearing! [:p]

somebody5788
01-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Rings are cool, but LCD's ice cold. [cool]

Besides, rings are an hour's work to fit, LCD retrofit on the other hand is a dash tear-down, torn knuckles, and lots of swearing! [:p]

You can handle it haha you can put a 4.2 in a B5 haha. Well almost how far are you? After driving one today... I need one! NAOW! haha The 4.2 is addictive.

B5A4Kevin
01-20-2009, 06:23 PM
2000 1.8t not a dead pixel after Module master repaired!!


on their website it says they are working on a fix for the pixel issue. how much was the repair?

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 06:25 PM
Are all 1.8t built in 98 declared 98.5?

Tifun
01-20-2009, 06:35 PM
k, so you guys with the cars and crap....what door trim do you have? I really want to pinpoint a package to it.

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 06:36 PM
I have the sliver looking trim

Tifun
01-20-2009, 06:41 PM
I have the sliver looking trim

Same. and lcd....99.5

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 06:48 PM
98.5 non LCD. No one answered me about the 98 being called 98.5 in the 1.8t

Tifun
01-20-2009, 07:04 PM
98.5 non LCD. No one answered me about the 98 being called 98.5 in the 1.8t
I have no solid answers for that. Maybe start a build date poll thread and see what all the other 98/98.5 car's build dates are.

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 07:25 PM
When you look at the audiworld post of the differences in years it has nothing for the 98 1.8t. Only 98.5. Others said that they didn't make a 98 1.8t, but a 98.5. I'm just confused! Good thought though!

A4Rob
01-20-2009, 08:21 PM
early 99 1.8 No LCD

AudiLife
01-20-2009, 08:35 PM
I have no solid answers for that. Maybe start a build date poll thread and see what all the other 98/98.5 car's build dates are.

To my knowledge there is a VIN split for the 98 models and a difference between 98 and 98.5 or so the parts guys at the local Audi dealership tells me.

98.5 1.8T Sports Package w/ LCD

http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/91970/instrument_panel.jpg

Tifun
01-20-2009, 08:56 PM
Best explanation I can give you is that they don't have a change listing for 98 because nothing changed from 97-98. My guess is that the change of the exterior was done mid 98, so early 98 cars maintained the 97 styling. Just a guess....thoughts?

When you look at the audiworld post of the differences in years it has nothing for the 98 1.8t. Only 98.5. Others said that they didn't make a 98 1.8t, but a 98.5. I'm just confused! Good thought though!



To my knowledge there is a VIN split for the 98 models and a difference between 98 and 98.5 or so the parts guys at the local Audi dealership tells me.

98.5 1.8T Sports Package w/ LCD

http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/91970/instrument_panel.jpg

You are in Canada though. I wonder if that makes a difference for us US folks.

AudiTurbo
01-20-2009, 08:58 PM
Yes it does from my understanding

twofaze
01-21-2009, 12:25 AM
don't have one...

Siena
01-21-2009, 12:42 AM
You can handle it haha you can put a 4.2 in a B5 haha. Well almost how far are you? After driving one today... I need one! NAOW! haha The 4.2 is addictive.

Work commences in March, too cold to be without a car for a week right now.
Even if I did the conversion this very minute, my exhaust guy couldn't do the custom stainless system till March anyway, so I wouldn't be able to drive her!

somebody5788
01-21-2009, 07:15 AM
Work commences in March, too cold to be without a car for a week right now.
Even if I did the conversion this very minute, my exhaust guy couldn't do the custom stainless system till March anyway, so I wouldn't be able to drive her!

I can't wait to see it!

flyromeo3
01-21-2009, 07:29 AM
99.5 2.8Q NO LCD and analog clock. = (

AWD Mike
01-21-2009, 08:03 AM
No LCD here.

1998 A4 2.8 Manual.

I too have the Analog clock, it is cool seeing how there are so many differences in the gauge clusters. Some CEL lights are on the speedo side and some on the tach side like mine.

Analog clock FTW.

And tifun, my car has the wood grain since you asked what trim package on the LCD and non LCD cars

Maki
01-21-2009, 10:34 AM
He's in Europe dude, everything gets released there before it does here... I'm pretty sure they already have audi hover cars over there.

Wait....You haven't got the hovers yet?[o_o]

[:p] Haha.

flynnr
01-21-2009, 11:29 AM
00 1.8t with LCD that has about 1/5 of my original pixels... sad

whats with that pixelmaster thing?

Siena
01-21-2009, 11:30 AM
This is mine:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/Photo001-1.jpg

Interesting how many variations there are between UK, US and Canadian cars.

I also noticed the US-spec speedo's have the kilometers in 40 km/h increments, whilst UK-spec cars are 20 km/h increments.

AudiTurbo
01-21-2009, 12:41 PM
Want to know more about people with 98 and 98.5 1.8ts and LCD

magnum46
01-22-2009, 06:06 AM
I got LCD in my 00 A4 1.8T. Its got some lines and dead pixels.

How can I fix it? PM me please

jaustin
01-22-2009, 07:11 AM
98.5 with out the LCD display.

Silverstreak98
01-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Here's a pic of my 99.5 2.8 w/ no LCD. I still win though! Chrome rings are bad ass.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/somebody5788/My%20cars/A4/IMG_0114.jpg

I actually really like the look of the chrome rings.

I found them on ebay for pretty cheap as well (~$25), anyone know how hard it would be to install those?

Jc61990
07-22-2009, 11:09 PM
99.5 1.8T non-sport Silver Trim, No LCD.
tag on inside of drivers door says built in June of 1999.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/jc61990/IMG_0149.jpg

walky_talky20
07-23-2009, 12:11 AM
2000+ 1.8T with LCD, and I happen to prefer the digital clock ;)

I'm noticing another difference. On clusters with an analog clock the warning symbols (CEL, BRAKE, ABS, etc) are full circles with black lined pictures/lettering. Clusters with the digital clocks have warning lights in which just the pictures and lettering light (no circle shape). Warning light locations are different as well.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2900/gaugeswo5.jpg

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/TurboAudiGuy/audicold.jpg

Amorphic
07-23-2009, 01:48 AM
2001 1.8T, have LCD. Not one dead pixel. wooooo

Emilgevor
07-23-2009, 07:43 AM
I got 97 A4 quattro and it does not have LCD would it be possible to put one in?

AWMidd
07-23-2009, 07:53 AM
2000 1.8t and have it...

plus the previous owner had some pixles fail and swapped out the cluster [:d]

AWMidd
07-23-2009, 07:58 AM
we got the baller clock up until 99.5......2000+ got the poor man digital casio version of the clock.

...and watch it Tifun, you may have a bad ass clock but 2000+ provides the date as well...po man's clock my ass! [:p]

stubbs
07-23-2009, 10:26 AM
my 97 2.8 has one. No dead pixels holla!

Do you have the 12v or a late '97 30v? I thought you had the 12v, but I didn't know that any 12v cars came with the LCD. Mine sure doesn't have one.

benky
07-26-2009, 07:52 AM
...one question.

...i have b5 1.9tdi, 96' and don't have instrumental table with lcd.

I wonder Can i replace my inst. table without lcd with lcd from newer a4 maybe 2000'. And is it a problem to make it work (maybe throught vag-com).

thank you!

black99.5a4
07-26-2009, 08:01 AM
...one question.

...i have b5 1.9tdi, 96' and don't have instrumental table with lcd.

I wonder Can i replace my inst. table without lcd with lcd from newer a4 maybe 2000'. And is it a problem to make it work (maybe throught vag-com).

thank you!

You are far better off trying to swap in a 96-early 99 lcd cluster.

because 99.5 hvac wires, a lot of the radio wires, fog light switches, column plugs, we have lighted vents, all that shit would have to be made to work with your old car.. or well, most of it.

this is, you can remove both kick panels, unplug all of those, and remove the center harness and replace it with one from a lcd car, but make sure the rest of the shit in the middle works for you car. (i.e. plugs are the same, options are the same).

h4robkr123
07-26-2009, 08:53 AM
My 2000 has LCD but about a quarter of the pixels are gonzo.

joeporto
07-26-2009, 09:54 AM
98.5 2,8 with lcd.
some dead pixels
223577km "my baby is all grown up"

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/joeporto/DSC00131.jpg

NJx
07-26-2009, 08:01 PM
98.5 1.8t w/ shot ass lcd and fucked up gas guage
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/bob1973_2006/cae049.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/bob1973_2006/cae049.jpg

NJx
07-26-2009, 08:03 PM
98.5 1.8t w/ shot ass lcd and fucked up gas guage
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/bob1973_2006/cae049.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/bob1973_2006/cae047.jpg

dj_hp
07-26-2009, 08:24 PM
Here's a pic of my 99.5 2.8 w/ no LCD. I still win though! Chrome rings are bad ass.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/somebody5788/My%20cars/A4/IMG_0114.jpg

Those chrome rings are siiick. Looked like a B6 cluster for a sec. Where'd you get those?

Jc61990
07-26-2009, 08:46 PM
HIs previous owner put them on.. I just got a set for like 15$ on eBay turned out great

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/jc61990/IMG_0104.jpg

msbc88
07-27-2009, 07:53 PM
I have a LCD screen in my euro spec Passat

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh141/msbc721/Interior/FIS%20Cluster/DSC01764.jpg

*Euro LCD Screen
*Sport Cluster Face
*Passat B5.5 Cluster Rings

jankaroni
07-28-2009, 04:44 PM
I have a LCD but can barely read it...haha

B5_t
07-28-2009, 07:50 PM
my 98.5 came with one too tho im up here in canada lol .. not a dead pixel at all knock on wood

B5Burn
07-29-2009, 08:31 AM
I don't know if I believe the two people who said th Pre 99.5 1.8t LCD are in there cars!
I just want to see pics

[edit, holy carp bumping an old thread]

Believe it.

1998.5 1.8TQ (actually 2.0TQ)

http://members.shaw.ca/billreburn/A4gauges.jpg