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ton246
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Digital Dash

Postby ton246 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 am

Another ( common ) problem I have is that the digital dash was temperamental to say the least, but now doesn't show anything unless you give it a bash, but doesn't stay on long.
Can these be repaired, or swapped for another, or can the later analogue dash be fitted ?

Many Thanks.

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Re: Digital Dash

Postby stevemc » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:03 pm

if it comes back after a bash then its a bad earth or solder joint take out re sweat the joints and should be okay
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Re: Digital Dash

Postby ton246 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:28 pm

stevemc wrote:if it comes back after a bash then its a bad earth or solder joint take out re sweat the joints and should be okay


Now it's back running, I will take out and have a look.

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Re: Digital Dash

Postby lagi70 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 am

I had the same problem

I soldered the connection for the power supply for the dash and have not had a problem since

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Re: Digital Dash

Postby Indiana_Jones » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:49 am

Going by what I've seen on the boards, most of the problems seem to stem from dry joints. My dash was fine when I first got the car, but around 18 months later it seems half of the dots fail to light up, so I need to take a look at the joy of soldering the joints!
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Re: Digital Dash

Postby naki_k » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:06 am

lagi70 wrote:I had the same problem

I soldered the connection for the power supply for the dash and have not had a problem since


That’s correct.
That’s the first location to try.
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Re: Digital Dash

Postby ton246 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:12 am

naki_k wrote:
lagi70 wrote:I had the same problem

I soldered the connection for the power supply for the dash and have not had a problem since


That’s correct.
That’s the first location to try.


Don't suppose anyone could provide the idiots guide to where to actually solder, and how easy it is to take the dash out. Would prefer to try things myself before handing over to the specialist. Feeling good after replacing the crankshaft sensor and getting it running again yeehi.

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Re: Digital Dash

Postby pimgmx » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am

Dash out is easy: it's held in place with four screws only, they're roughly located at each corner of the instrument binnacle and are well accessible from below.
Be careful when you take out the binnacle: after you have removed the screws you can gently lift it, then remove the flat cables before lifting it out completely.

The binnacle itself is easy to disassemble: plastic clips and phillips screws, completely self-explanatory when you have the part in front of you.

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Re: Digital Dash

Postby ton246 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm

pimgmx wrote:Dash out is easy: it's held in place with four screws only, they're roughly located at each corner of the instrument binnacle and are well accessible from below.
Be careful when you take out the binnacle: after you have removed the screws you can gently lift it, then remove the flat cables before lifting it out completely.

The binnacle itself is easy to disassemble: plastic clips and phillips screws, completely self-explanatory when you have the part in front of you.


Thank you.