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    Veteran Member Three Rings Halfrican's Avatar
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    'FUSE' displayed on odometer

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    This has me struck. It's a 2001 A4 2.8MT for reference.

    When I turn the car on 'FUSE' is displayed on the odometer and a buzz occurs every 30 seconds or so. The car is currently in service position. The fuses appear to be fine; I even changed a couple and no luck. The instrument cluster is apparently not getting any power, no gauges are working currently. Could it be shot?

    I need some ideas.

    I hate electric ****!
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    I've never seen the fuse warning. Do feel free to post a picture.
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    Veteran Member Three Rings Halfrican's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    I've never seen the fuse warning. Do feel free to post a picture.
    I've done a little research and haven't found too many people with the aforementioned issue. I will post a picture asap.
    I got my first job at 16 hoping to save money...then I bought my first Audi.

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    Never heard of this issue before either. Awaiting pics myself, due to curiosity reasons.
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    my 97 always had one. I just ignored it. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King_ View Post
    my 97 always had one. I just ignored it. lol.
    Did any of your gauges work? That scares the hell out of me!

    I got my first job at 16 hoping to save money...then I bought my first Audi.

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    Volt meter appears to be pinned to maximum. Hmm.
    ^Don't listen to this guy, he's not even a mechanic.
    2001 Laser Red A4 1.8TQM, 5-Speed Swapped, 4.11 Final Drive, APR 93, R8 coil packs, Labree HFC & DP, 2.5" Exhaust, ST Coilovers, 034 RSB, A8 Brakes Front & Rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfrican View Post
    Did any of your gauges work? That scares the hell out of me!

    Yea everything still worked.


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    EH F0UR 2001 A4 1.8TqM
    = K04 | SOUTHBEND | STERN | FORGE | TREADSTONE
    = ST | MEYLEHD | FCPEURO | 034 | AWE | AKMOTORSPORT | JHM
    = HERTZ | JVC | ALPINE
    2001 A4 1.8TqM
    2002 Golf TDI
    = VNT-17 | 11mm IP | DLC1019 | COLTCAM2 | SOUTHBEND
    = RL Ultimo |
    1997 A4 1.8TqM SPORT
    @Turbo_B5

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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    Volt meter appears to be pinned to maximum. Hmm.
    Yep. I have absolutely no idea. I've done a little research and haven't had much luck. Any ideas what could cause that?

    Quote Originally Posted by King_ View Post
    Yea everything still worked.


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    If that was the case for me that would be fine. I'm not so much worried about my tachometer or speedometer, but I don't think I would trust driving any car with out a thermostat.

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    This was my first Audi. I adore this thing like no other, even though it's no where near the best of shape. I just want to drive it again because it was such a fun car to drive. I'm tired of driving an automatic. I'm also having issues bleeding my power steering after replacing the pump with a junk yard pump. I think it's the cheap high pressure hose clamps I put on the supply hose to the pump. I finally have a little time and money and it will be going on this! Other than these two issues I am certain I can yank a lot more miles out of this car. It only has 135,000 miles!

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    Damn that is a ton of miles

    From what I'm reading from previous posts it's a 10amp fuse (Fuse 14 (?)) for the instrument cluster. You'll have to pull it and replace it and see if that does the trick.

    https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a6-...meter-2800155/

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazexr7 View Post
    Damn that is a ton of miles

    From what I'm reading from previous posts it's a 10amp fuse (Fuse 14 (?)) for the instrument cluster. You'll have to pull it and replace it and see if that does the trick.

    https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a6-...meter-2800155/
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    Thanks a lot for the share, I will pick up another set of fuses and try my luck. I promise I searched! I didn't find anything related to the A4 model, just a bunch of posts regarding the Audi TT and Dodge Neon (lol).
    I got my first job at 16 hoping to save money...then I bought my first Audi.



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