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Old 10-29-2018, 04:59 PM
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Default 1996 IP dim digital numbers/readouts

I just changed the light bulbs in my dash, but the digital readouts still look dim. Is it my imagination or are the readouts suppose to be that light? Is something going dead in my instrument cluster?
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:50 PM
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There's a polarized film over the LCD. It goes bad and the numbers lose definition. I fixed mine with a replacement from bate.com. Wasn't that difficult and his instructions are very thorough.
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It could also be a bad ambient light sensor on the DIC (Digital Info Center).
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:48 AM
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If it is a bad ambient light sensor on the digital info center, what is the fix?
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buy one from Battee or send yours in to be completely rebuilt. I did the latter and couldnt b happier with the workman ship and price.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:39 PM
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I'm sorry, but I just want to be clear. Did you have your whole IP rebuilt or just the LCD? and how much was it, if don't mine me asking?

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Originally Posted by split-end View Post
I'm sorry, but I just want to be clear. Did you have your whole IP rebuilt or just the LCD? and how much was it, if don't mine me asking?

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he lists all his prices on the site
worst case is $349 if everything is broken

for just an LCD itís $199
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My problem solved. If your LCD readout is slowly getting dim/fading out like mine was, the problem for me was the polarized film over the LCD going bad, like 1964r2r5388 suggested. The restoration kit from batee.com is $59.95 + $5.95 Shipping.Thanks again 1964r2r5388 for pointing me in the right direction.
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