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Roman water got into my console area ,,and all my buttons

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hello Roman
water got into my console area ,,and all my buttons stop working including the volume/power,,,,,i removed everything and blew all the water out dry then warmed up the mother board to kill excessive moisture ,,,but dtill no lights and no functions on the console area ,,,the screen workd for my backup camera and radio id able to be controlled with steering ,,volume is also able to be controlled ,,,how can i get console area to restore power and function?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

Year?
Model?
how long was the water intrusion, before you blew it out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2008 audi Q7 3.6
it rained saturday night and my moon roof was partially opened,,saw it in the morning ,probably about 4 hrs after,,i dint turn on the car because i knew i wont want power to the unit if it was wet ,,,,
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

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sorry for the delay............
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Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (akaCustomer and I look forward to helping you!”
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IF some of the components still work from the Console Switch & others do not, then I would change the Controls (Multimedia Control Head) in the Console.
It is very probable that moister intrusion shorted the Internals & regardless of blowing out the controls, the components internally shorted & cannot be repaired without Schematic & Parts Diagram
Even then, if the Circuit Board was affected, then you would be into it more than replacing the complete Control
Online, E-Bay, Salvage Yard with Internet Search, should be better than Dealer

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ebay have mother boards for $60 -$200,, FROM CHINA ,,DO YOU THINK THESE WILL WORK?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
MOTHERBOARDS 4L0919610B ARE ON EBAY FROM CHINA ,,,DO YOU THINK THEY LL WORK //? IF NO HOW MUCH Are the original from audi?
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

sorry...cannot call......
We can continue here

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While I am not a fan of Parts sourcing , The complete switch array should be replaced......
So I would not like the idea of China PCB

I am not at work right now & will post a price for this later
I would consider On-Line or E-bay for the complete Control

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

here is Control Head removal
click attachment below

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

Part Number should be:

4L0-919-610-B-H77

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

did you need more info?
please respond or rate my answer, as that is what was agreed to.
thank you

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I answered your question correctly & as soon as I saw it.
did you need more info?
please respond or rate my answer, as that is what was agreed to.
thank you