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skylinrcr01
10-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Hey guys, couple quick questions, I'm thinking of trying to retrofit the color tft dash into my a6 with the LCD. Do you guys think MMI would recognize it as a color screen and display properly or you think I would run into issues? I know these cars are super modular, and alot of stuff is pretty easy to swap. I have VCDS, so if it's a setting, I'm sure I could figure it out.
Current ugly display: http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/4Ring_Jelly/IMAG0360.jpg (Example)
Color LCD display:
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd280/PNG_x5world/A6%20Gauge%20Cluster%20Fix/IMG_1908.jpg
Both displays were used with the same MMI (2g high)

Also is the mileage stored in the MMI or the cluster itself?

Thanks

Tarrant
10-07-2014, 07:46 AM
The mileage is stored in the Cluster FYI.

enoch861
10-07-2014, 08:42 AM
What Tarrant said.
So you'd have to get the necessary software/hardware to try and rollback the mileage if the cluster you're swapping to happens to have more mileage than your car. I don't know if you're able to add mileage though.

FormulaElement
10-07-2014, 09:42 AM
If the cluster is under 100k miles, i've read that you can roll it forward to whatever your current one is using VAG-Com. Getting the immobilizer and component protection off the cluster you buy and working with your car though.... There are a couple people who do it, i suggest you look them up and go through them.

skylinrcr01
10-07-2014, 09:54 AM
It sounds like a lot more trouble than it's worth, I think I'll just stick with my ugly monochrome cluster haha.