Audi A3 instrument cluster repair

Audi A3 cluster repair

This Audi A3 instrument cluster is a very common failure, the most common symptom is an intermittent or complete loss of instruments that also prevents the engine from starting due to the immobiliser system running through the instrument cluster. Less common symptoms include; warning lights remaining on even when the key is removed, flickering instrument lights and/or resetting of the date, time or trip mileage. We are able to repair your Audi A3 instrument cluster with a Lifetime warranty*.

We see this type of [8P] instrument cluster failing at an alarming rate due to internal component failures which also causes firmware corruption. The high failure rate is due to issues with the original manufacture of the instrument cluster, the original components begin to fail causing a cascade effect until the internal firmware becomes completely corrupt. When diagnosing the fault, you may find that you are unable to communicate with the instrument cluster using your diagnostic equipment when the fault is occurring, but fault codes will be stored in other vehicle systems that complain of no communication with the immobiliser or instrument cluster. If you are able to gain communication with the cluster, then you will find stored fault codes for internal control unit malfunction.

Replacing the instrument cluster with a new unit from the manufacturer is very expensive, plus it will require coding to the vehicles immobiliser system, meaning that it will also require additional labour over and above just removal and refitting.

A far more cost-effective solution is to have your own Audi A3 instrument cluster repaired. We are able to repair your instrument cluster with higher rated than standard components while also retaining all of your original immobiliser programming. This ensures that once your instrument cluster has been rebuilt, it will last and there is no need for programming once you receive the instrument cluster back, simply refit and away you go, all this within 2-3 working days


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Common Failure symptoms:

  • Failure of all instruments.
  • Engine will not start
  • Warning light remain on even with key removed
  • Unable to communicate with the instrument cluster


Common fault codes:

  • 00003 - Control Module Defective
  • 11646 - Immo Control Unit Defective
  • 16346 - Control Module ROM Error 014 Defective
  • 01DA - Access System/Immobiliser Control Unit No Signal
  • 00525 - Instrument Cluster
  • 00532 - Supply Voltage
  • 00447 - Function Limitation Due To Excessive Voltage
  • P1643 - Central Electronics Control Unit
  • U0155 - Lost Communication With Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Control Module


Affected Vehicles:

Audi A3 2006 – 2013 (all model variants)


Common failing part numbers:

  • 8P0920982E / 8P0920982D / 8P0920980H
  • 8P0920981D / 8P0920980HX / 8P0920982C
  • 8P09209825H / 8P0920950T / 8P0920980M
  • 8P0920982J / 8P0920981F / 8P0920981G
  • 8P0920982Q / 110.080.223 018 / 110.080.297 022
  • 110.080.296 019 / 110.080.413 004


Test and rebuild:

Every instrument cluster is fully tested before any rebuild work is carried out, we are able to test all instrument and warning light functions including all LCD display functions. Once the instrument cluster is identified as being faulty, we will then fully rebuild your instrument cluster using higher rated than standard components and fully update all software. Once the cluster is rebuilt, we then re-test to ensure all lights, gauges and displays are functioning perfectly.


Programming and installation:

We retain all the original programming from your instrument cluster during the rebuild. So, no need for any programming or coding work once you receive it back. Simple plug and play procedure.




We work closely with Audi main dealers, independent specialists and motor factors from all of the world. You can be assured of our second to none workmanship and after-sales support



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

Pay for the rebuild here: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the instrument cluster inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your unit with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the unit inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your unit and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your instrument cluster and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this instrument cluster then please contact us.

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Comments on "Audi A3 instrument cluster repair"
Sean Holden says: 08/02/2024 13:11:47
Hi can you tell me how much it will be to get a 2009 Audi A3 cluster modular fixe please its just stopped working and producing a few codes
ECU Admin says: 09/02/2024 12:46:01
Hi Sean, for prices just click the Shop Now button above
Gordon Porter says: 29/08/2023 10:45:41
Hi, my Audi A3 instrument cluster fuel and oil gauges don't work and the LCD display doesn't either. I believe it's down to condensation getting inside the unit. Will a rebuild fix it?
ECU Admin says: 30/08/2023 09:24:20
Hi Gordon, we're able to fully rebuild these units back to working order.
Joe cunningham says: 24/01/2022 18:16:02
My dash console had no lights on when I tried to start my car the other day it turned over and fired but then cut out the code on it is 8p0920951D. Tried reading for codes but no codes have come up! Any advice?
ECU Admin says: 25/01/2022 09:35:30
Hi Joe, we can test your cluster with a view to rebuild if you would like to send it over to us.
Trevor Pelling says: 15/11/2020 17:04:41
Hi I have a 2004 Audi A3 with instrument cluster completely blank and car wont start the centre section just clicks the part no is 8P0 920 980 j is this a cluster you can fix cheers
ECU Admin says: 16/11/2020 09:42:22
Hi Trevor, we can certainly help with that part number. Please see the following page for further information:
Adam says: 27/10/2019 20:46:47
Howmuch do you charge to replace lcd on audi a3 1.8t cluster
ECU Admin says: 06/11/2019 15:57:17
Hi Adam, for rebuild prices and shipping information please select your instrument cluster from the following list:
Daryl Fields says: 27/10/2019 11:39:47
Hi all, audi cluster problem. Car will start no mileage or info lights. Warning lights on and stay on when car is off. Can you fix Thanks
ECU Admin says: 06/11/2019 16:05:43
Hi Daryl, we offer test and rebuild on a wide range of instrument clusters. For more information please select your cluster from the following list:
Aaron says: 04/08/2019 16:45:42
Hi my audi will not crank an I have no power to fuel pump in the tank how would I know if cluster is at fault
ECU Admin says: 05/08/2019 09:41:02
Hi Aaron, with any potential electronic fault it is important to scan the vehicle for fault codes. Once you have these you are more than welcome to contact us and we can discuss the codes and options available:
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