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Hi i have a 99 a4 1.8t quattro..wondering if anyone knows how to fix the lcd info display in the instrument cluster...and also when i shift my car into drive..the shifter is very loose and easily moves into tiptronic mode..how can i fix this???

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The instrument cluster is bad and the shifter assembly needs replaced

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