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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:15 pm 
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Okay been watching forums and figured i would ask the questions too.
I have a ford fairmont ghia 98 au series 1, And the lcd screens for the trip and climate control are faded out really bad, any ideas on how to fix them without replacing them, also the drivers window gets stuck bout midway u have to pull it towards the rear of the car to get it to close it is a power window. Thanks :)

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:40 pm 
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Can you post a pic of the LCD screens?

Is it not just the illumination bulb? Or on the fairmonts there's an adjustment available for the 'contrast' as well.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:55 pm 
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Nah It Is The Actual Writing As I Have A CCFL Tube Lighting The Unit Up All The Digits Have Faded Out. I think it is the lcd or board appartly it is a common problem that ford want $600 to fix.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:04 am 
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woggymobster wrote:
Nah It Is The Actual Writing As I Have A CCFL Tube Lighting The Unit Up All The Digits Have Faded Out. I think it is the lcd or board appartly it is a common problem that ford want $600 to fix.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Au-Series-Ford-F ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:26 am 
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there has beeen cases of the lcd "segments" (for lack of a better term fading out so you can only see half numbers etc. if this is your problem there was some auto elecs that used to replace them but it wasnt all that reliable, you usually end up having to replace the whole thing which is where fords $600 price tag comes from. If they have just gone dull then try replacing the bulb.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NewBe Need Help
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:21 am 
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woggymobster wrote:
also the drivers window gets stuck bout midway u have to pull it towards the rear of the car to get it to close it is a power window. Thanks :)


It is a very common problem for Fords window regulators. There is a plastic runner that wears out and allows the window to tilt forward when going up, this causes extra drag on the window, which the motor is not strong enough to overcome.

Fix, replace the window regulator, $115 for aftermarket, $150 - $250 new.

You can try some silicone spray on the window channels, this can help.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:58 pm 
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Thanks for the info on the above topics guys i will try bying the reco unit off ebay, and try the regulator.
Thanks Again :D

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:23 pm 
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That's who I bought a swapover unit from for my Fairmont.
The sales process was A1+, I had it the next day.

Problem is that it started playing up 7 months down the track and now, <2 years later, it's way worse than what I had before.
I tried to make contact at 9 months, but the 2 email addresses I had didn't get a response.
So BEWARE, it could be a very temporary fix.

 

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