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Old 06-07-2020, 04:24 PM   #1
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Um, this weird scratch on the climate control

Hello hive mind.

I recently bought back an old 1999 Boxster I used to own. Unfortunately, it came with a lot of fresh defects. I have had all the big mechanical things taken care of, now I'm down to cosmetics.

The climate control display has this orange line across it that...well, I guess the best way to describe it is simply to provide a photo.

Is there a way to fix this -- take it apart and repaint it, or buy a replacement screen -- without having to replace it with a whole new unit?


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Old 06-07-2020, 04:36 PM   #2
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The LCD's in that section have died. If you are handy the unit can be disassembled and repaired . Or buy a known good used unit and replace .
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:40 PM   #3
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Buy a kit and fix it. Easy repair.
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:45 PM   #4
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Here's an old thread: AC LED Screen

Here's links to parts:
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:48 PM   #5
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Could your issue be something like this?

Help, my cluster has worms

If so, and you're lucky, your solution may be as easy as post #13. If you can live with it for a while, do nothing for a few months and see what happens.
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:56 PM   #6
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Thank you, that was very helpful.

Of the two links you supplied, is there any difference between the end result for each? Do they look OEM?
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Old 06-07-2020, 06:42 PM   #7
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Pelican sells a LCD repair kit. Put one in my '99. Very easy do and not expensive.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:15 AM   #8
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the repair kit is easy...its actually fun. I swapped mine out with a parts car, but later repaired the bad one with a kit. the icons on my kit were a little different, so be aware if you think that will bother you, Some might think its an improvement. I like the stock icons because they aren't intuitive, so im the only one that understands them. :+)
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:14 PM   #9
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Mine hasn’t done that, but a couple of my indicators have died, works fine (except for the foam blowout every now and then) so I’m in need of a new one too. Looks pretty straight forward. Have new coil overs to install this summer... not looking forward to it...

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