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Crystal display

Hi
Havnt posted in a while..I have a 1992 Sportline 
Was wondering if anyone knew how I can repair the crystal display as two segments on the display have disappeared!!!
All comments welcome.  

Thanks

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You need one of these my friend

Volkswagen Golf Jetta Scirocco NEW MFA clock screens MK1 MK2 | eBay

I messed about with loads of spare old MFA screens I had but none were successful, eventually purchased one of these and all is well

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2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
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Great news…  x
Really appreciate tip…. 
You fellow club members are just swell!  
Is it easy to replace? 
Be nice now…
Fingers crossed

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If you're unsure or not done it before, take loads of pics, especially when disassembling the cluster.

Personally for me, the worst part is removing the stereo. Its probably an aftermarket, and the wires are probably too short making it super-awkward!

I'd recommend disconnecting the battery first, on some of the switches you'll need to lever off the connector and with the power off, you can safely do this with a screwdriver. And I think the separate spade for the hazard switch is permanent live, too.

Once you're onto the cluster, be gentle because the sheet with the electrical tracks is delicate. It all comes apart fairly logically, though.

Its worth cleaning up all the electrical connections and checking/replacing the illumination bulbs while you're in there (some people replace the 1.2W bulbs with 2W for an upgrade).

                                

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When putting the instruments back in check the bulbs and everything works before fixings it all in place, the bubs sometimes needs a little wiggle to make a good contact.
Nothing worst then putting it all back together and you have no light on your speedo…

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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mark1gls said

When putting the instruments back in check the bulbs and everything works before fixings it all in place, the bubs sometimes needs a little wiggle to make a good contact.
Nothing worst then putting it all back together and you have no light on your speedo…
That is probably why I always replace the lamps when I first remove it….

Also on the Hazards switch there is a itty-bitty blue and black wire that has Live voltage on it….  With the battery disconnected your ok, but I strongly suggest that you use a tad of heat shrink over the plug to insulate it, as if it grounds out to the frame (which it always does because that even tinyier brown earth wire will short it) causes f19 to blow, thus when you go back and re-assemble everything you find that your turns only glow and don't blink.



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Thank you all for helping me.. It is very much appreciated…
Ta

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Hi
Still havnt replaced MFA yet … sad as I am!
Do I have to take off the steering wheel prior to removal of instrument cluster or can it be done with wheel left even if it's harder…..thanks 

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I left the steering wheel on the car when I removed my instrument cluster and there's plenty of room to get it out.

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Cheers Mark
I saw on U tube an American and he had taken it off…. just checking before I start…
Don't suppose you know where you get 2 W bulbs for the displays
Thanks again 

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I just ordered some bulbs for mine. I'll dig out the link in the morning.

My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

K-Jet fuel pressure test guage How-To

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Cheers mate
Is there only one type of bulb and how many in the cluster would be helpful to know. 
Many thabks again 

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mark1gls said

I left the steering wheel on the car when I removed my instrument cluster and there's plenty of room to get it out.

There's plenty of room, if you don't want to go to the hassle of removing the steering wheel.

I've done it a few times WITH removing the wheel, for easier access and because taking the steering wheel off isn't that big a job - certainly compared to more modern cars with the Russian roulette of the airbag disconnection (I know….it won't blow, its an internet myth!).

                                

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Miotog said

Cheers mate
Is there only one type of bulb and how many in the cluster would be helpful to know. 
Many thabks again 

In my cluster there are 3 bulbs. These are the ones I bought.
CAR PANEL BULB R509TBWH 12V DC 2W B8.3D WHITE BASE-2 BULBS 5011274050849 | eBay
I bought 4 just in case!
Interestingly, ETKA lists 2 x 2w bulbs and 1 x 1.2w bulbs. I've just gone with 3 x 2w.

My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

K-Jet fuel pressure test guage How-To

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Make sure you disconnect the earth lead from the battery before removing the instrument cluster.
Once you are ready to put it back get the instrument cluster in the hole and connect up the leads and light switch, connect the battery and check the new bulbs work as sometimes they need a little wiggle to get a good contact.

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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WATERNAIR said

You need one of these my friend

Volkswagen Golf Jetta Scirocco NEW MFA clock screens MK1 MK2 | eBay

I messed about with loads of spare old MFA screens I had but none were successful, eventually purchased one of these and all is well
 This is brilliant! Do they work with all MFA clusters? 

 Black 1984 MK1 Golf GTI Campaign.
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