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post #1 of 11 Old Jun 19th, 2016, 9:31 pm Thread Starter
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2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

Hi, I have a 2000 1200lt and the clock and gear witnesses or indicators are almost gone, can't see them but blurry digits.

Is there anything to fix them, do I need to change them?

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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

Is there any blurring over the other indicators such as speedo, turn signal indicators, etc? There may be an issue with the instrument cluster lense. Here is a link to a possible fix.... http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt/...cover-diy.html

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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

My radio display was hazy where it was difficult to read the letters. A forum member suggested Denatured Alcohol and a cotton swab. It worked perfectly. I purchased a can from my local hardware store.

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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

photo please !! the unit could be replaced I had mine out this past weekend or is it the outer plastic causing the problem

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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

Yeah, it would be nice to be blurry. Mine is missing digit segments on watch and gear. How do we repair this?
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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

there are 11 clusters posted on ebay presently, buy one and put your speedo into the replacement cluster

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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

Hi guys,

here are the pictures of both the radio and the gear display.

any ideas on how to fix them?

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My radio display was hazy where it was difficult to read the letters. A forum member suggested Denatured Alcohol and a cotton swab. It worked perfectly. I purchased a can from my local hardware store.

Rob, 2000LT
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hi rob, i'll check if i can get it here. hopefully it will work at least with the radio, im still missing the gear display.

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Yeah, it would be nice to be blurry. Mine is missing digit segments on watch and gear. How do we repair this?
actually mine has the same issue... does it look like mine?
did you get a way to fix it?
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hi rob, i'll check if i can get it here. hopefully it will work at least with the radio, im still missing the gear display.
I'm confident the denatured alcohol will work with your radio display. Mine had the same appearance as yours before I used the alcohol. As for the missing segments on your gear display, I'm at a loss. I'm sure one of the forum wise ones will chime in with a suggestion.

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Re: 2000 1200 LT gear witness blurry

Try Google "fix LCD display". There were several there none of which were as comprehensive as I would have liked. Two things cause this. Failure of the ribbon cable to LCD "sandwich" and failure of the "sandwich" itself. The links will help with the cable but the sandwich is not well described. The LCD is connected via silicone strips with flexible conducting lines in them. They make the contact from the electrical board to the glass LCD display. Often just taking it apart and cleaning up the contacts on the electrical board (pencil eraser) and re-assembling the sandwich holder will fix missing pixels. Here is one good source for how they are hooked up.

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