Signs your cluster has faded panels
When the cluster is off, the colored portions of the display can be seen:
The cluster illuminates when the ignition is on, but the info can't be read:
The info becomes visible when using polarized sun/3D glasses (or our free test strip - Click Here):
The pic below is an example of faded film (left) next to a sample of the new replacement film (right). The fade line on clusters which need this repair can usually be seen without disassembling the cluster.
The cluster below has been repaired by us:
When the display is off, the panels should appear black. If you see colors, your cluster has sun-faded LCD panels.
When the cluster is on, the information should be clearly readable.
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This Repair Includes
Removal and replacement of the polarizing film on all three LCD panels with matte finish and hard protective coat
Retouching of worn and missing paint on the LCD panels (non-graphics areas only)
Complete cleaning inside the cluster, including the LCD contacts, LCD panels and light diffusers
Bench test of all bulbs and backlight dimmer, speedometer, tachometer and all other gauge functions
Free inspection of the cluster internals
1 year warranty on parts and labor
This is a high quality polarizing film which is used in the manufacture of LCDs. It has a matte-finish, anti-glare coating to decrease reflections from external lights (e.g., sunlight, headlights, etc.) and a hard-coat to resist scratches. The film contains a UV protectant to minimize fading.
Note: These repairs are commonly needed for the 84-89 cluster. When your cluster arrives, we will diagnose it at no charge, then contact you with photos of the problem and an exact repair total, then wait for your approval before making any repairs.
Faded LCD Service
$199.95 - Click Here for Service and Shipping Info
Optional Complete Service
If your instrument panel has multiple problems, we can restore the LCD panels, replace the problematic board connectors, replace the bulbs with cool-running Xenon bulbs, and rebuild dimmer circuitry commonly damaged by factory bulbs. This is not an exchange service - you receive your digital cluster back!