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 Post subject: AU Fairmont Ghia Climate Control Display Fading.
Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:22 pm 
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The display on my Ghia is suddenly faded (unevenly) without any loss in function of the air-conditioning etc. Sounds to me that the elecronic circuitry specific to lighting the diplay correctly is failing.

Any clues, anyone?

If I purchase a new red neon display panel, or the appropriate component sold by FORD containing this segement, is it easy to fit myself? :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: AU Fairmont Ghia Climate Control Display Fading.
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:42 am 
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bhjames wrote:
The display on my Ghia is suddenly faded (unevenly) without any loss in function of the air-conditioning etc. Sounds to me that the elecronic circuitry specific to lighting the diplay correctly is failing.

Any clues, anyone?

If I purchase a new red neon display panel, or the appropriate component sold by FORD containing this segement, is it easy to fit myself? :roll:


take it apart, have a look, Im sure its going to be something electic . i've heard of this happening before, but don't know what causes it .. never had one to look at to fix ..
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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:30 pm 
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wasnt this a recognised fault with the AU's, and wasnt there a recall issued for it??

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:19 pm 
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when i worked at melbournes cheapest cars we had a few AU Fairmonts with the problem, but we never fixed them..., but im sure they are fixable

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:56 pm 
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this should help you
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... eName=WDVW

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:15 am 
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Does it only happen to the orange LCD screens (AU1), or the grey AU 2 and 3 as well?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:16 pm 
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On the ball Nicko...pretty sure the seller was a member on here before the crash.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:28 pm 
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yes i remember deleting all his threads he put up in every forum about the fix and not contributing to the site

Dave pretty sure it happens with all au lcds as teh lcd is the same just the backlight is different

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:59 pm 
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He is only giving a 3 month warranty on the repairs. Doesn't sound too confident in his work.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:58 pm 
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Nanger wrote:
He is only giving a 3 month warranty on the repairs. Doesn't sound too confident in his work.


Hey Dave I had three c/c panels not working. The guy fixed two for me and I let him have the one with the cracked screen in exchange. Nice guy and its really a permant fix. He his thinking of selling a repair kit .It takes about 45 minutes for him to do the job. Yep Neo Nick put this guy up in October so thats how I contacted him when I came back from the states. I now have a spare series 2 panel that works well. Also some series1 orange ones had the cases virtually superglued together. You want to check out the tester he made for the testing of the units. He has been doing this for about 2 years and no probs.

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Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:00 pm 
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wasnt this a recognised fault with the AU's, and wasnt there a recall issued for it??

No recall on this prob
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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:45 pm 
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The LCDs are made in Korea what do you expect? :lol:

It's heat that does it.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:21 pm 
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The LCDs are made in Korea what do you expect? :lol:

It's heat that does it.


The simple fix is a thin metal clamp that puts pressure on the circuit wiring as fairmont99 say's heat affects the the wiring and it lifts.
Only now of two repairers and the guy in moorabbin's is cheaper and better the other is ringwood speedo's.

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