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Fly_R_Die
08-18-2013, 07:21 PM
So every once in a while my A4 will give me one long beep (from the instrument cluster) when driving. I've searched and googled this topic but not much seems to come up. Does anyone know what this one beep means?? And if its a problem?? The car is running fine with no performance issues and my LCD screen only has a few good pixels left. The only thing I could make out from it was my windshield washer fluid light was blinking. Is this the cause of the beep?

doug9870
08-18-2013, 07:28 PM
Low gas? Always scares me when it goes off. Haha.

Fly_R_Die
08-18-2013, 07:32 PM
It usually happens when I get low on gas too haha I always get paranoid when I hear it. Guess I'm not the only one

Tanzimur
08-18-2013, 07:49 PM
not to thread jack but ye i bought my a4 without the door dinging and what not bings and dings with the cluster is theri a fuse for that or what??

woolveren
08-18-2013, 07:54 PM
The only thing I could make out from it was my windshield washer fluid light was blinking. Is this the cause of the beep?

Yes, its the windshield washer fluid low warning. It comes with a long beep.

Ax_rings
08-18-2013, 08:13 PM
I'm not too familiar with the B5's so cut me a little slack on this but could it be your speed warning?

I have mine set at 80 mph on my B7 and it just gives a beep as you described.

Fly_R_Die
08-18-2013, 08:32 PM
I speed on a regular and it never beeps [evilsmile] lol but today on my way to work the beep went off like every few minutes.....needless to say how annoying it was

TJN0923
08-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Gas and washer fluid are common.

Could also be brake pad warning, bulb out warning, etc.

In short, without a good pixel cluster, we're all just throwing out guesses.

Fly_R_Die
08-18-2013, 08:39 PM
Yeah Im looking into getting the LCD fixed soon. Whats the best way to get it fixed?

TJN0923
08-18-2013, 09:00 PM
I'm not 100% sure.

My cluster still has most of it's pixels left, so i've never really had to worry about that.

However, i do know that there are a few members on here that do these kinds of things. I think i read somewhere that a member with the screen name kompressed fixes abs sensors, and i think i saw something about him doing pixel clusters as well. That might be where to start.

Cgoon009
08-19-2013, 06:20 AM
Yeah Im looking into getting the LCD fixed soon. Whats the best way to get it fixed?

Get the LCD from the classifieds. http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=96191&title=replacement-lcd-for-center-display-in-instrument-cluster&cat=53

Then use the DIY found in the tech area (Or google) and solder that stuff in. Its not easy, but it pays off.

Fly_R_Die
08-19-2013, 07:02 AM
On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is it to put in a new LCD screen?

ECS Tuning-Audi
08-19-2013, 09:59 AM
It's probably the low fuel light or low washer fluid.

Jason

TJN0923
08-19-2013, 10:46 AM
On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is it to put in a new LCD screen?

It's not something you want to try to do if you don't have any experience soldering.

JYuen
08-19-2013, 10:59 AM
Low washer fluid light. That thing will beep CONSTANTLY when it's low

woolveren
08-19-2013, 11:45 AM
It's not something you want to try to do if you don't have any experience soldering.

If you are uncomfortable doing it yourself, go for a professional repair service. You can easily mess up things if you are not good in soldering.

As TJN0923 said, PM Kompressed or use a service like this one below;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-A4-S4-A6-LCD-REPAIR-SERVICE-Instrument-Cluster-Speedometer-Service-/181184551178?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a2f70d90a

I went with this ebay company an year ago and is really good. The price was only $120 something though.. Good luck!