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Instrument Cluster

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My odometer lcd display must be leaking or something because there are bright blotches on the right side of the display. I could hardly read the last digit. So I bought a used one from a 1999 boxter . But when I plugged the three harness in there was'nt any LCD display for the clock or the speedometer or the odometer. I didnt pull the neg battery could that be the problem or do you think the used cluster was bad? The old one fired right up when I put it back in. Thanks

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There have been problems with the LCD displays on the old style cluster. I bought a 'new' 996 cluster for my Boxster on ebay and as you can see from the picture it was used with 990 miles and had a defective middle LCD display in that some of the segments would not light up.

I have removed and replaced clusters w/o disconnecting the battery with no problems. Does the cluster otherwise work? Are the 3 connectors properly seated and locked? Do you see the light show when you turn on the key and do the gauges work? Sure, you could have purschase a defective cluster, I did, but it does seem strange all 3 displays do not work.

Have you checked the bulbs for the LCD display. There is a bulb behind each display, the one in the tan holder as you can see in the second picture. If a bulb is bad you cannot see the display. But this would mean that that you have 3 bad bulbs?

Check it out and report back. Jeff



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