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HVAC Screen starting to go out

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Hey guys,

This just started a couple days ago... it looks like the HVAC "lights" are starting to go:


It should say 65, but instead it says E5.

Is there anything I can do to fix this? Or do I have to replace the whole HVAC control. I'm starting my audio system upgrade soon anyways and have to relocate the unit. So if I have to get a new control, I may just as well look into it. Anyone know what these typically go for? Any other ideas?


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hit the LCD panel a couple of times , she will come back,,,

In other words.... "Slap that B***h!" :)

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it looks like the LCD screen is starting to go bad. the good news is that even when the symbols become completely unintelligible (reminds me of the alien language symbols from 'Predator'), the HVAC control will still work! :lol:

for reasons unknown - some think it is from touching the LCD screen - the liquid leaks from the screen. you can either find a new (~$400) unit or a used one (~$200-300) or replace the LCD screen (~$60) or... live with it. you may get a year or two out of it (meaning the display. the unit will still work fine. you'll just have to go by 'feel' instead of sight).

i think Tool Pants did a write-up on replacing just the LCD screen. there is a seller on eBay that sells them, and it is pretty simple to replace the LCD screen. it is actually one long piece of glass (but appears as two 'windows' when installed). the 'font' on the replacement glass is a little different from the original, too.

if you search for 'LCD' or similar, i'm sure you will find the thread (with pics).

and i don't think hitting it is a good idea. but what do i know? :rolleyes:

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There is a replacement thread here on RennTech to use an aftermarket LCD panel from eBay. I think the cost is around $70. 'BoxsterGirlie01' just replaced hers over on 6Speed and said it was easy.

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