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96 A4 Dash Light Warning Lights Configuration


Old 01-11-2010, 07:40 PM
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Default 96 A4 Dash Light Warning Lights Configuration

Ok this should be an easy one for someone out there to answer and maybe get a feeling of ultimate accomplishment.

I recently, a few months ago really, took apart my dash console to replace burned out bulbs and such. In the process, the warning light "windows" (as I will call them) that show the low fuel, oil pressure, and emergency light etc fell out. I thought I put them back in the right place, but when I was down on fuel the big red check engine/EMERGENCY light came on while the fuel gauge light was off. Hence when I filled up the tank, and the emergency warning engine light went off. So obviously I have those two swapped.

But now I'm paranoid I have the others in the wrong spot perhaps, especially since I was chasing my tail on a flashing oil light when I had good pressure and a good switch! So can someone tell me the order of the warning lights?

When you look at the dash from the driver seat.. the cluster of 4 lights should read...?

Top Left Corner = Oil Pressure Light?
Top Right Corner = Water Level/Temp Light? (what does this warn of anyway?)

Bottom Left Corner = Gas/Low Fuel Light (this is where I have the other window instead placed there)
Bottom Right Corner = Check Engine/Emergency Light?

Can someone please verify and give me a heads up?

P.S. This is a 1996 A4 Quattro 2.8L V6 with 118k miles and recently serviced about as much as you could imagine.

Last edited by reinstone79; 01-11-2010 at 07:41 PM. Reason: Added engine info
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:45 AM
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again Kris was THE MAN on this as I was in same boat. Also not sure about you but MY 4 pane square is a little different from what Kris has.
Mine is as follows ( while looking at it)

water temp oil Pressure

FUEL Warning BLANK..with a cap on it.

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Old 01-28-2010, 07:40 PM
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Dumb question tmanley, how do you know if you have a trip computer?
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:22 AM
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Er1c, I dont understand your question. Not sure if this is considered a trip computer but I do have a seperate/zeroing mileage indicator under the odometer. As far as a COMPUTER...I dotn have the neat thing mY GTI had where you could flip between mileage since zero'd, fuel avg, current avg speed. etc.
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