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auh
10-05-2010, 12:22 PM
I'm new to the community, and am looking to purchase my first B5 1.8tqm soon! I'm wondering about different options and packages. I have done a lot of research but can't find anything telling me about which models came with the LCD screen in the dash!

I've seen it in 97s, 99s, and 2001s! I have yet to find it on an even year car, but I doubt Audi only made it available on the odd years, haha.

Anyone wanna shed some insight?

Thanks!

CalAvant
10-05-2010, 01:04 PM
Are you referring to the OEM audi navigation system? I think it was "optional" but I don't for which models/years, etc.. I know many people has installed it into their cars and no doubt a simple search should yield lots of threads about this. Likely a full write-up or 2....or 5!

here is a good one:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/235619-Which-Navigation-Unit-should-I-get

auh
10-05-2010, 01:06 PM
Nah, I'm talking about the problematic LCD screen in the dashboard. The one that tells you the temp, and warnings, and to press the clutch pedal to start the car.

awdjunkies
10-05-2010, 01:10 PM
Nah, I'm talking about the problematic LCD screen in the dashboard. The one that tells you the temp, and warnings, and to press the clutch pedal to start the car.

97 was indeed the first year they added the LCD for the A4 lineup.

CalAvant
10-05-2010, 01:11 PM
Oh, ok. The screen inside the instrument cluster between the speedo and tach that always goes bad. got it.

auh
10-05-2010, 01:14 PM
Did only certain packages come with this screen? Why can't I find anything consistant with what has it and what doesn't have it?

awdjunkies
10-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Did only certain packages come with this screen? Why can't I find anything consistant with what has it and what doesn't have it?

http://www.audiworld.com/model/

auh
10-05-2010, 01:20 PM
awesome, thanks!

awdjunkies
10-05-2010, 01:26 PM
awesome, thanks!

no problem [up]

auh
10-06-2010, 02:39 PM
actually after looking at that link further, it doesn't answer my question about the lcd screen at all. My search continues!!! I wonder if you can just upgrade it to one of the newer fancier ones from the B7 or B8

awdjunkies
10-06-2010, 09:45 PM
It went from 97 and on. They all would have them after that year... Maybe you need to re-phrase the question to get a better answer?

+1

walky_talky20
10-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Pretty sure they didn't all have it. My dad had a 98 1.8T and it didn't have it. It had a cluster that looked like this:

http://buckeyestangs.com/drew/AudiPartOut/Photos/3-8D0919910P-Instrument_Cluster-01.jpg

auh
10-06-2010, 10:36 PM
yeah, they don't all have it. I'm trying to figure out which ones did.

walky_talky20
10-06-2010, 10:45 PM
It was some kind of option. I'd venture to guess more of the V6 cars got it.

I believe all 99.5+ cars have it though. I'm sure the 2000+ all have it, at least.

Gaberossi
10-07-2010, 05:20 AM
im a 99.5 and do not have the LCD in my dash