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Old 15th September 2016, 12:26 PM
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when I switch on the ignition the clock/mileage/trip etc shine brightly and visibly
but after a while they are virtually invisible
any ideas ?
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Old 15th September 2016, 12:32 PM
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Have you had a play with the brightness adjustment (near the headlight switch)? Faulty switch maybe!? or an ambient light sensor?
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Old 15th September 2016, 01:54 PM
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when I switch on the ignition the clock/mileage/trip etc shine brightly and visibly
but after a while they are virtually invisible
any ideas ?
oldnick, assuming you're talking about your D2 (as this is posted in the D4 section), there seems to be issues with the D2 clusters with respect to the displays fading. See the following thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=10924

although in this instance the display is dim and is more visible as it becomes warm. I have a similar problem to yours, but only with the time/date display, in that the left side of it gradually fades. I thought someone else had posted about the display fading, but can't find it.

Found the other thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=813
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Old 15th September 2016, 03:06 PM
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assuming you're talking about your D2
In which case disregard my advice
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Old 16th September 2016, 03:13 AM
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how did I post in the D4 section ??? getting stupid in my old age ....correct that , GOT stupid
anyhow thanks all , got my answer , live with it , fortunately stupid people don't get OCD !
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Old 16th September 2016, 11:12 AM
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just noticed something

open the door to get in , display lights up brightly time/date /mileage /trip
and stays bright as long as the door is open !
so how can it be a problem with the display ?
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Old 16th September 2016, 11:21 AM
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just noticed something

open the door to get in , display lights up brightly time/date /mileage /trip
and stays bright as long as the door is open !
so how can it be a problem with the display ?
In one of those other threads, it mentions about the ambient temperature in the car, so in theory, as long as the door remains open and the engine isn't running, then there will be no build up of ambient temperature, and the display won't be affected. I don't like much heat in the car (temp set at 18-19 and window opened if necessary), but there's still enough of a buildup to affect mine.
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how did I post in the D4 section ??? getting stupid in my old age ....correct that , GOT stupid
anyhow thanks all , got my answer , live with it , fortunately stupid people don't get OCD !
Don't panic!! I moved it for you so now no-one will know. . . oh damn people talked about it on the thread haha sorry youre stuffed but at least its in the right section!
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Old 16th September 2016, 04:21 PM
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Don't panic!! I moved it for you so now no-one will know. . . oh damn people talked about it on the thread haha sorry youre stuffed but at least its in the right section!
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Old 24th September 2016, 03:44 PM
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pixelfix .net might be able to supply replacement part depending on exact model and problem
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