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    Established Member Two Rings
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    2003 audi a4, 1988 cadillac brougham-R.I.P.
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    97 a4 needs alot of help

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    So guys i was working on the a4 again and Noticed my rpm guage stops at 4500rpm, hooked up vcds and the motor revs to 7k like it should. How do i readjust the needle to its proper location? If it wasnt off by 2500rpm i wouldnt care but thats a huge gap

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Do you think the needle is in the wrong position? Does it not register below a certain rev? If so itís quite easy to take the cluster out and adjust it.


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    I think its in the wrong position. At idle the numbers are off by a few hundred rpm on the dash and when revving you really notice how the guage doesnt match vcds. If i hold to redline the needle will bounce at 4500 while vcds says 7k. Is it really as simple as pulling the cluster?

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Yes. There are instructions on how to change the lcd in the middle. This involves taking the needles off so follow one of those tutorials and just pull the rpm counter off and reposition.


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    Established Member Three Rings
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    Sounds like a signal issue

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    Established Member Two Rings warrenzo's Avatar
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    First thing, check the coding with VCDS - when I got my A4, the cluster had been switched from a 1.8 to a 2.8, and the needle went way up to 8k RPM. Sounds like you have a 2.8 coded cluster in a 1.8 car. The free VCDS will let you recode it.

    If the needle is off, you can readjust it by turning the needle clockwise until it maxed out, then push a bit more to force it over, then turn it counterclockwise until it maxed out again, and force it more counterclockwise back to the zero position (if that explanation makes any sense?)

    Since idle numbers are off, too, maybe you have a combination of both of these problems - someone didn't know about the coding and moved the needle thinking it would fix it?

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenzo View Post
    First thing, check the coding with VCDS - when I got my A4, the cluster had been switched from a 1.8 to a 2.8, and the needle went way up to 8k RPM. Sounds like you have a 2.8 coded cluster in a 1.8 car. The free VCDS will let you recode it.

    If the needle is off, you can readjust it by turning the needle clockwise until it maxed out, then push a bit more to force it over, then turn it counterclockwise until it maxed out again, and force it more counterclockwise back to the zero position (if that explanation makes any sense?)

    Since idle numbers are off, too, maybe you have a combination of both of these problems - someone didn't know about the coding and moved the needle thinking it would fix it?
    Thats exactly what i needed, the last owner 1.8 swapped it and didnt change anything over but the ecu and associated wiring, my guess is the same he must of moved it but i have vcds so i will try recoding first



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