Hey fellow folowers,
It’s winter time in Quebec and my TT will be stored for months. So I’m taking a few weeks to make tweaks and simple repairs in the heat of my garage.
Upgraded audio (double din radio) and cluster repair. I’ll post pics of where I am with this later in this post but I simply wish to let you know how to repair your instrument cluster.
Mine was faulty and replacing the complete instrument cluster ($2,200CAD) was not an option. Instead, I chose to simply replace the cluster for a cost of about $99.
Here’s what it looked like:
In order to get there and replace my radio for a double din, I took half of the dashboard out! But refer to this video to remove the instrument cluster only.
How to remove the instrument cluster form an Audi TT – Video
Once removed, you need to open the cluster and desolder it.
Make sure you order the right cluster! In the picture above, you see the original one (OEM p/n: D1560TOB) and notice how the soldering needs to be done of the left. The first cluster I ordered was the wrong one and was aligned in the center. See below.
If you wish to see how it’s done, have a look at these two videos:
Now I am doing this at the same time as adding a double din radio which is the topic of another post to come. Here’s where I am.