I cleaned mine with BMW plastic cleaner. Available in their automotive department. ( I assume it's for convertible windows). After cleaning the lens I cut a sheet of lcd screen protector. Like they sell for PDA screens at Office Depot. It is fantastic. It keeps it BETTER THAN NEW in my opinion. The only issue I have is slight shrinkage around the edges. Right now mine is crystal clear everywhere but along the edges. Almost snow white there. Even if your display is less than crystal clear after cleaning it, don't worry. You'll be amazed after applying it. One little tip. Make a paper template of the display first and cut the protector using that as a template. Even doing that it took me three tries before I was satisfied. The curve makes it a bit difficult. There is a picture somewhere in the old archives that I took a couple weeks after putting it on. If you want I'll take a current picture later today. This winter I'll install a new one, but before I do I'll be putting the uncut sheet in a sunny window for a month or two to let it do all the shrinking it wants before I cut it.patrickreyn said:is there any solution to this problem other than buying a new radio
You can get to it but you have to remove both sides of the tupperware and then pull the "stingray". Then open the radio compartment and remove the controller from the stingray then open the controller. Usually not needed.BMW_forever said:Mine is cloudy/yellowish too.
But how do you remove the plastic display itself so as to clean the inside of it, not just the outside?
This is on a 1999 K1200LT.
Check the last entry by Mike Kiesel from this parallel threadBMW_forever said:Following some of the advice on this board I used Denatured Alchool today to clean the display. It cleaned it and was clear at first then turned cloudy and has a white risdue on it and it is worse than before.
This suggestion DID NOT work.
Not sure what else to try. Does any of the suggestions work actually ? Sorry to ask that but the suggestion I followed didn't work atall.
for those of you that the alcohols didnt work you can try using the kits that fix headlights. first tape off around the display VERY well, then go to your local autozone and purchase a bottle of any of these kits, PLUS get some 1500 grit sand paper, 2000 grit, 2500grit, 3000 grit. start with the 1500 and sand in a horizontal direction, switch to the 2000 grit and sand vertically, 2500 grit sand horizontally again and finish with the 3000 grit sanded vertically. wipe off any material that has been sanded away. Now you your headlight cleaner as directed and your done!petevandyke said:Mine turned yellow and completely opaque after two days of riding in rain. Alcohol didn't do a thing, I used a headlight cleaning kit (had it left over from an older car--also used it on the LT's headlight). Taped off the edges, put the cleaner on, used a couple q-tips, took less than a minute and looks clean and new. Hit it with some Turtle Wax Ice to seal it, has been fine since.
Just another option