Ti Kan: ColorMFA

colormfa-bench.jpg colormfa-rnse.jpg
My Audi S4 has the ColorMFA installed in its instrument cluster. ColorMFA is a custom processor board and a high resolution color LCD that replaces the original red monochromatic DIS (Driver Information System) display in the cluster. It offers a vastly enhanced set of features and functionality. Similar to the original DIS, it is operated by pressing the arrow toggles and pushbutton switches on the wiper stalk.

ColorMFA is developed by "autopilot" and can be installed in various car models in the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda family of brands. For the B5 chassis Audi (type 8D), only cars with CAN bus are compatible (late m.y. 1999 and beyond, with digital clock instead of analog clock in the instrument cluster).

For complete information please refer to the ColorMFA website.

In order to provide a glimpse into the features and capabilities of ColorMFA, the following is a collection of snapshots of the instrument cluster showing the various ColorMFA screens. It is not a complete listing of all available screens and modes. ColorMFA in route guidance mode (when the car is equipped with the factory BNS, RNS-D or RNS-E navigation system) is shown in several short videos below.

The ColorMFA was running firmware version b29 when these photos were taken. Future versions may contain changes or additional screens.

Click on any thumbnail to see a larger version of the image.
colormfa-01.jpg
1
1280x640, 91kb
colormfa-02.jpg
2
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-03.jpg
3
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-04.jpg
4
1280x640, 92kb
colormfa-05.jpg
5
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-06.jpg
6
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-07.jpg
7
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-08.jpg
8
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-09.jpg
9
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-10.jpg
10
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-11.jpg
11
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-12.jpg
12
1280x640, 91kb
colormfa-13.jpg
13
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-14.jpg
14
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-15.jpg
15
1280x640, 96kb
colormfa-16.jpg
16
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-17.jpg
17
1280x640, 86kb
colormfa-18.jpg
18
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-19.jpg
19
1280x640, 100kb
colormfa-20.jpg
20
1280x640, 101kb
colormfa-21.jpg
21
1280x640, 101kb
colormfa-22.jpg
22
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-23.jpg
23
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-24.jpg
24
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-25.jpg
25
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-26.jpg
26
1280x640, 100kb
colormfa-27.jpg
27
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-28.jpg
28
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-29.jpg
29
1280x640, 102kb
colormfa-30.jpg
30
1280x640, 105kb
colormfa-31.jpg
31
1280x640, 106kb
colormfa-32.jpg
32
1280x640, 106kb
colormfa-33.jpg
33
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-34.jpg
34
1280x640, 107kb
colormfa-35.jpg
35
1280x640, 101kb
colormfa-36.jpg
36
1280x640, 105kb
colormfa-37.jpg
37
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-38.jpg
38
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-39.jpg
39
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-40.jpg
40
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-41.jpg
41
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-42.jpg
42
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-43.jpg
43
1280x640, 108kb
colormfa-44.jpg
44
1280x640, 104kb
colormfa-45.jpg
45
1280x640, 100kb
colormfa-46.jpg
46
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-47.jpg
47
1280x640, 104kb
colormfa-48.jpg
48
1280x640, 105kb
colormfa-49.jpg
49
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-50.jpg
50
1280x640, 96kb
colormfa-51.jpg
51
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-52.jpg
52
1280x640, 96kb
colormfa-53.jpg
53
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-54.jpg
54
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-55.jpg
55
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-56.jpg
56
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-57.jpg
57
1280x640, 100kb
colormfa-58.jpg
58
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-59.jpg
59
1280x640, 101kb
colormfa-60.jpg
60
1280x640, 101kb
colormfa-61.jpg
61
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-62.jpg
62
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-63.jpg
63
1280x640, 101kb
colormfa-64.jpg
64
1280x640, 104kb
colormfa-65.jpg
65
1280x640, 100kb
colormfa-66.jpg
66
1280x640, 104kb
colormfa-67.jpg
67
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-68.jpg
68
1280x640, 104kb
colormfa-69.jpg
69
1280x640, 103kb
colormfa-70.jpg
70
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-71.jpg
71
1280x640, 100kb
colormfa-72.jpg
72
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-73.jpg
73
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-74.jpg
74
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-75.jpg
75
1280x640, 93kb
colormfa-76.jpg
76
1280x640, 98kb
colormfa-77.jpg
77
1280x640, 107kb
colormfa-78.jpg
78
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-79.jpg
79
1280x640, 94kb
colormfa-80.jpg
80
1280x640, 93kb
colormfa-81.jpg
81
1280x640, 91kb
colormfa-82.jpg
82
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-83.jpg
83
1280x640, 96kb
colormfa-84.jpg
84
1280x640, 109kb
colormfa-85.jpg
85
1280x640, 95kb
colormfa-86.jpg
86
1280x640, 99kb
colormfa-87.jpg
87
1280x640, 97kb
colormfa-88.jpg
88
1280x640, 96kb
colormfa-89.jpg
89
1280x640, 76kb
     

ColorMFA in Navi mode

Here are some short videos showing the ColorMFA operating in navigation route guidance mode (interoperating with the Audi RNS-E Navigation Plus radio/navi head unit, retrofitted from a B7 into my B5 S4). The head unit main screen displays the usual map, while the ColorMFA serves as a line-of-sight secondary display, providing simple graphical arrow and bargraph directives and basic route information (such as name of the street, distance to next turn, ETA, etc.).





How to buy ColorMFA

In the US, ColorMFAs are distributed by Matthew Litke of Clusters: By Litke LLC via periodic group buys. He offers the kit, which you can install in your cluster yourself (soldering skills needed), or you could send your cluster to him for installation at extra cost. Contact Matthew via the link below.

For the rest of the world, please check the ColorMFA forum about purchasing the kit.

Links