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Offline grogan

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Instrument / Clock faulty
« on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:32 PM »
Hi all,
    The digital display on my clocks has stopped showing up. They still light up, tacho works fine, just the LCD part. It also lights up but no LCD. I stripped the clocks and gave them a spray on the connectors with leccy spray and it came back on, working as normal then after a couple of days its stopped working again.
   Does anyone know what causes this and an idea of how it can be fixed.

Bike is a 2009 650 A9.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2019, 08:25 PM »


 ... and you thoroughly sprayed and cleaned up both sides of the multi pin connector that plugs into the whole cluster?  If your initial spray worked for two days you were probably on to something. Maybe used compressed air as well as spray in the plug, maybe look for a damaged pin in the plug, maybe look for a damaged wire leading to the plug?

  :notsure:

 Rob.
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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2019, 08:47 PM »
Yes rob,
    Done the connector and the board pins. I will try the airline and look closely at the pins. I cant see any obvious damage on the board.

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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2019, 01:58 AM »


 .... and the wires leading into the plug. Since it's only the LED that's down and it came back for a couple of days it may be that you jiggled a broken wire  thus feeding the plug back into life and that has now broken contact again.
 Come to that, with a second pair of eyes or a mirror you could run the engine while jiggling the meter plug and cable to see if the LED flickers or comes on. Then you'd know where to start exposing individual wires.

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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2019, 09:08 AM »
Thanks for you help Rob. Ill look again later.

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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2019, 12:54 PM »


 Hope it gets sorted that easily.

  :028:.

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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2019, 04:40 PM »
Ok, so a follow up on this now. Stripped clocks again cleaned everything, reassembled. The tacho has stopped working!. Jiggled all the wires with engine running and no joy there. I think they are kaput! The lcd shows up a little but very weak and sometimes not at all.
    I have looked at replacing them and a new set from Kawasaki are nearly 700.... :5:

I wonder are there any repairers who can look at them?

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Re: Instrument / Clock faulty
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 01:05 PM »
OMG, at that devastating price you must make sure you don't have a perfectly good cluster with an open / intermittent in the plug or wiring.  :goggle:

If no joy, I'd let a Kaw mechanic troubleshoot it.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 01:06 PM by TallTex »
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