98 NB Odometer/Tripmeter too dim to read.

upsbroke

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Haven't had any luck in my research but my 98 NB dash lights work just fine but the odometer/tripmeter numbers are so dim that they are unreadable. I'm sure someone e
 

Steve Addy

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Haven't had any luck in my research but my 98 NB dash lights work just fine but the odometer/tripmeter numbers are so dim that they are unreadable. I'm sure someone e
Sounds like the LCD panels (if that's what they used then) need to be replaced...or maybe even the cluster itself...which would be the easiest I think.

Steve
 

Lug_Nut

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The back light used for the digital odometer / tripmeter is probably not separately replaceable in the Mark IV / A4 series New Beetle.
It was not replaceable in the Mark III / A3, nor in the B3, B4 (B3.5) Passat.
 

Steve Addy

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The back light used for the digital odometer / tripmeter is probably not separately replaceable in the Mark IV / A4 series New Beetle.
It was not replaceable in the Mark III / A3, nor in the B3, B4 (B3.5) Passat.
I've replaced the LCD panels in a Mk3 cluster...they're really quite easy to swap out. Now NB I have not done so you could be right about those. His best bet may just be to get a replacement cluster and have the mileage reprogrammed vs futzing around with the LCDs.

Reminds me I should get a Mk4 cluster to dismantle and look at....

Steve
 
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