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    Cool Sun damaged LCD screen

    Does anyone know of a facility that will repair or replace the sun-damaged screen on the computer readout on my 2005 K1200 LT, or where I could send for the part. According to Max's microfiche, BMW will only replace the entire instrument cluster for a 'measly' $1700. (Bandits)
    If anyone has had this problem in the past, I would like to know how it has been resolved without breaking the bank.
    Thanks, Tony

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    Welcome to the forum Tony.

    I wonder if one of those kits for cleaning up hazy plastic headlights would work?

    Can one of the mods move this thread to the Flying Brick section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post

    I wonder if one of those kits for cleaning up hazy plastic headlights would work?
    I used one of those kits from Turtle Wax on a couple of windscreens with extremely good results. If it's just yellowed or fogged, should work just as good on instrument lenses.

    If it's cracked or crazed, obviously the lense would need replacing or the entire instrument replaced with a good one off ebay or from one of the recyclers that advertise in the Owners News.



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    I use the McGuiars 3-step plastic clean and polish on my instrument dial plastic - removes haze and makes them look like new. Might skip the first step for removing fine scratches as that might be a little aggressive for LCD.
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    Sorry, I think I overlooked that it was an LCD screen. They don't usually haze or yellow. They usually get that dreaded blob under the surface. I don't think that can be fixed. I think it has to be replaced at some level.

    But, if it IS just the surface, plastic or headlight cleaners are worth a try.




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    Tony, is the part of the screen you need repaired the center square area?

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    From Max BMW (a dealership in CT): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bmw-K1200Lt-...tWqSkj&vxp=mtr
    It won't last long at that price!


    If it's just the cover: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Velocimetro-...tXtCEK&vxp=mtr
    Make sure it fits your year.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Tony, is the part of the screen you need repaired the center square area?

    Yes, its the computer screen itself not the plastic instrument cluster cover. The pixels are damaged.
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    Order the part. Once the screen itself goes, there's no way to revive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 150125 View Post
    Yes, its the computer screen itself not the plastic instrument cluster cover. The pixels are damaged.
    Buy the used cluster from Max that I showed you and put your cover on it. You'll not get any cheaper than that $99.




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    Talked to Max in CT. to make sure it was compatible. Ordered the part through ebay. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 150125 View Post
    Talked to Max in CT. to make sure it was compatible. Ordered the part through ebay. Thanks for the tip.
    Good to here you're fixed up.
    Thanks for the update.
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