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Old 11-24-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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Distorted Screen

Hi.

Can anyone suggest how to get my climate control screen to clear up?

I caused this a few weeks ago when I was whipping down the interior. I did not squirt any cleaner in there, but the rag did have some on it. I also don't think I pressed too hard, but apparently I must have. Since the initial damage, the screen has cleared quite a bit, but this image here is pretty much how it's looked for over a week. So I'd say it's not getting much better now.

Any ideas on how I might get this to clear up?

Thanks!!
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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Looks like you have a damaged climate control LCD.
One of these https://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/shop/comfort/lcd-repair-kits/porsche-lcd-kit/ will fix you right up.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:08 PM   #3
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How on earth does that work? By the looks of the pictures it looks like you have to disassemble the entire climate controller, yet the write up indicates otherwise.

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Yes, you have to remove and disassemble the climate control unit to replace the screen. It's easy.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:10 AM   #5
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This one is an exact replacement with the same icons ads factory.
996/986 LCD Display unit wth connectors (replacement kit)

Its also less $$ than most

Many others have different icons

It is a very easy DIY. When I did mine with the 914 rubber kit, it took maybe 15 minutes tops including removing and reinstalling the climate control
Use the instructions you can download from Module Masters
http://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/instructions/climate-control/Porsche%20Climate%20Control%20LCD%20Rebuild%20Kit% 20Instruction%20Manual.pdf
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:39 AM   #6
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I just bought a working used one (entire unit) on fleabay for $75 shipped as a spare if mine ever craps out.
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:57 AM   #7
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The kit is very easy to use as others have said.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:16 PM   #8
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I just repaired using an new LCD kit for $60. Piece of cake, took about 20 minutes and works perfectly.
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The LCD repair kits are easy to install as long as you take your time and are detailed.

I did mine last Summer--well worth the effort.
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If you buy a used climate control module there's no guarantee it won't do the same thing to you down the road. Best to get the repair kit. I got it and took mine apart with instructions provided and it was no big deal.
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Quote:
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This one is an exact replacement with the same icons ads factory.
996/986 LCD Display unit wth connectors (replacement kit)

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This is the one I used and it was great.
An exact replacement for the original.
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If you buy a used climate control module there's no guarantee it

will even work in your car, not all the same. I did this and the control unit was not compatable with my car. I would up exchanging the LCD screen only using the one I purchased as a donar
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