LH display

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LH display

Post by marc61 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:59 am

This looks cheap if anyone needs one, on eBay France

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Kit-reparation-a ... 6016.l4276" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: LH display

Post by White Exec » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:48 am

I have used one of these (a short length of conductive rubber strip, to replace the original film-ribbon), and they produce an easy and excellent repair.
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Re: LH display

Post by Sesquialtera » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:21 pm

Thanks for posting this - I needed one and have just bought it!
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Re: LH display

Post by Garryd » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:54 am

Hello All on this topic,
I've just found it, and am intrigued, 'cos like all XM owners, I have to peer at the half visible letters and try to interpolate the meaning. How does this little number work? Is it wired into the dash electrics? Or what?

Clues please
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Re: LH display

Post by xantia_v6 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:54 am

In the Mk2 LH display, the LCD is connected to the main PCB by a flexible printed ribbon strip, that is not soldered on at either end, but pressed into contact by a rubber band. Over time the contact fails (perhaps by oxidation of the copper), and some of the circuits don't conduct and groups of pixels no longer work.

This replacement is a different material to the original, it is what is known as a zebra-strip, which is an extruded silicone ribbon which conducts electricity along its length through many tiny conductive strips. It seems to be more reliable than the original component.

It is a little fiddly to fit (both ends must be absolutely parallel to the LCD and PCB), but very satisfying when it works.
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Re: LH display

Post by kingp » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:12 pm

The biggest part of the job I can see is getting to the actual display :D

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Re: LH display

Post by White Exec » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:21 pm

Yes, getting the dash panel out is a bit of a chore, the first time you do it, that is. After that, it's straightforward enough.

The conductive rubber strip just needs installing centred at each of its ends, which is not difficult. The repair I did with the strip worked perfectly first time. Some helpful instructions come with it, covering IIRC dash removal too. (I have a translation of the French instructions, which I can post, if needed.)
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Re: LH display

Post by kingp » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:34 pm

Probably best to post and make a sticky maybe Chris to help anyone out who buys this or similar kits. You would imagine that they wellies see UK addresses and print English instructions though :)

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Re: LH display

Post by White Exec » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:46 pm

Will post the info and links as soon as I can.
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Re: LH display

Post by Garryd » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:04 am

Hi one and all

Helpful hints - thank you. One Q: they all look the same on ebay link posted but the price varies: which one is recommended (the cheapest?)
Posting fitting instructions in Anglais would be helpful. Also any tips on getting the dash out of my 1998 Exclusive.

Regards
garryd

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