Re: 156 Infocenter display fades when warm
The guys at work asked if the problem has persisted from new or if the problem has become more apparent as the car gets older? It could be one of several problems.
The first could be a software problem. The MFD's (mid facia display) are tested to extreme temps and then the software is written to compenstate on the screen for the change in temp.
The second could be that the batch of screens are faulty. Are they TFT or dotmatrix. I haven't got one in my car so i can't go look.
The third and quite likely possibility is a connection issue. Manufactures are know to change connectors on circuit boards because one proves unsuitable. Have you simply tried swaping the screen for a newer type instead of the the whole board. That way uoi could determin if its software or screen malfunction. Not every car had the problem so there must be some spare MFD's about for an early model without he fault.
Sorry it's not a cheap fix. This is the best they could offer without actually seeing the MFD itself and watching it do it.
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Last edited by Joss; 05-12-08 at 12:24.