Reasons Why the Digital Dashboard Fails in Your Audiby schearerswpadmin April 19, 2021
Many vehicles are adding exciting new technology to their models, including the Audi brand. The engineering and technology designed to work with the mechanical parts of your model makes it possible to do many things not even conceived of when cars were initially created.
These computer systems can help you drive better and make it more efficient to take care of your vehicle and even your commute time. But when the digital dashboard starts to fail, you may struggle to see your gauges and other important readings on your vehicle.
Your digital dashboard is important in your Audi vehicle for everything from the speedometer to the radio. So, let’s look at some of the main reasons why the digital dashboard may stop working and what signs you need to look for to see when your dashboard is about to fail.
Common Reasons for Digital Dashboard Failure
The main reason that your digital dashboard stops working in your Audi, or in any other kind of vehicle you drive, is because something goes wrong with the electrical components. There are several types of electrical faults that will show up in your car. Sometimes they will start inside of the circuit board or in some of the electrical fuses.
While there are times when the faults are spontaneous and happen because of an unexpected surge in power, they are sometimes caused by other factors like water damage. If you drop some kind of liquid on the digital dashboard when driving, the fluid can find its way into the electrical components, causing a fault in your system.
Another issue may be using the unit incorrectly. If you use the unit with the wrong starter leads, it may also damage some of the electrical components that are in the car. When any of these electrical components fail, it is going to affect the digital dashboard you use as well.
Signs That Your Digital Dashboard Isn’t Working Properly
There are sometimes signs that show up to tell you your digital dashboard is failing and about to stop working. For example, if you notice that the lights won’t turn on when you turn the ignition, if your dashboard is dim or certain areas will not illuminate, or if there are irregularities in the brightness of your display, these are probably signs that your digital dashboard will need servicing soon.
Sometimes the gauges and needles may not work or they seem to give the wrong readings. Some lights on your dashboard may go on and off, usually at the most random times, when the dashboard is failing. There have been instances where Audi owners experience a complete loss of display in the digital dashboard. When this happens, it is a sign of complete electrical failure and it needs to be brought to an Audi specialist as soon as possible.
Fixing Digital Dashboard Failures
Your digital dashboard is not only there to show you the performance of the car, but it will also give you a warning if there is an issue with the mechanics or technology within your Audi. If you drive your car without the dashboard working, it can be dangerous for your engine and components if they malfunction and you aren’t aware.
Since the digital dashboard is electrical, it is best not to do the repairs all on your own. Instead, find a reliable auto repair shop with qualified mechanics to get the work done for you. They will have the knowledge and all of the tools necessary to fix the digital dashboard when it is not working, helping to keep you safe while on the road.
The good news is that Audi does provide a warranty for their digital dashboards in case something goes wrong with it. This will make it easier to get the dashboard fixed when it does start to fail, without having to spend a lot of money.
Schearer’s Sales and Services, Inc., is proud to service all the residents of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie, PA with all your Audi’s mechanical needs. If your digital dashboard has started to fail in your Audi, it is important to bring it in right away to get fixed. Contact us today to set up your appointment!
* Audi A7 Digital Dashboard image credit goes to: Dmitrii Guldin.