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Old 10-15-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question Middle Display Out

Hi the 986ers.
I just had my instrument cluster out to do the OBC mod and adjust the dials a bit. After I connected everything back up, the middle display is dark. I checked and re-check all the connectors. I then removed the two wires I had added during the mod and retried. Still nothing from the middle display. Could I have shorted it out somehow? Is there an easy way to check if it is getting power?
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:31 PM   #2
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What year?
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:35 PM   #3
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Hi - It's a 2000.
Update: Today when I started it, up the display is on, but is only faintly visible.
Any guidance it much appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:41 AM   #4
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The bulb is burnt out. Replace the bulb.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:51 AM   #5
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Ok. I'll check that out. However, and I may be wrong, but I think the LCD display is a sealed unit.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:58 AM   #6
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You were absolutely right!
Many thanks.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:44 AM   #7
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While "sealed" the LCD typically has a BACKLIGHT bulb(s) which illuminates the LCD. On my 98' there are at least 5 small bulbs that backlight several sections of the LCD (odo, clock, speedo, etc.) Pretty easy to change...I found video instructions on You Tube......

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