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Old 06-06-2018, 09:09 AM   #1
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Red ring of lights around tach and speedometer in dash

So my wife sends me a image (see attachment) on her way to work this morning. She is concerned with the red ring of lights circling her tachometer and speedometer gauge. The GTI is a 2012 Autobahn and it has the stage 1 APR installed but has been deactivated for several months at the request of my wife. She is the primary driver of the GTI.

I searched on the internet and on the forum and have not found any concern or mention of the red lights. With that being said I have seen picture for the MKVI with and without the red ring of lights around the tach and speedometer gauges. I did activate the APR yesterday and I am thinking the red ring of lights may have something to do with the aforementioned lights.

Just looking for some input from the experts.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:20 AM   #2
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Red ring of lights around tach and speedometer in dash

Not an expert but the "red rings" are normal to me. My car is the same way.

I'm curious why she doesn't want the tune activated?




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Old 06-06-2018, 09:21 AM   #3
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I believe that's how they come factory, I have a 2012 as well and mine has the red ring around those too. I'm also stock no tune.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:24 AM   #4
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"I'm curious why she doesn't want the tune activated?"

When the car went into the shop for a cruise control issue I deactivated the tune and placed it in the stock setting. When we picked up the GTI she asked me to leave it off to see if her fuel consumption would change.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:03 AM   #5
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Yes, red rings are normal - for Autobahn models at least. Nothing to worry about here.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:10 AM   #6
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If Iím not mistaken, having a tune will actually improve your fuel efficiency.


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Old 06-06-2018, 10:13 AM   #7
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Yes tubing helps.

I have the red ring too. I love it
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:59 AM   #8
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red rings are on 2012+, 2010 didn't i believe
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:46 PM   #9
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2011 has them
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:16 PM   #10
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2011 has them
i stand corrected, must be the 2010s only then lol
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:44 PM   #11
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I got a 2013 and I have the red rings
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:46 PM   #12
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The dreaded ring red of death.
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wrap the car in a towel and leave it on for 30 mins the heat will melt the solder on the motherboard and should fix it temporarily
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