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Re: Dash Display Gremlins

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Products for your Boxster, Cayman and Carrera.
The time display on my '99 986 started displaying some additional pixels.

Has anyone encountered this? Any remedies?

Thanks much,
My wife's alarm clock just did 2 days ago. Slightly easier to replace though.

If it was my problem, I'd look for itsnotanova/woody on the forums as he parts out Boxsters. These guys used to make replacements for the heater LCD and maybe they have a source (914rubber.com)
Information on replacing LCDs

The replacement parts are available. The repair appears to require some skill, but you may be able to find a local person with the tools and expertise.
This happened on my 2000 last winter (it was really cold). By summer it had cleared up and hasn't returned. I posted a picture on the board, so if you search you'll see my version.

Before you go to a lot of trouble, make sure your battery is 100% healthy and charged. I had mysterious dash light issues in my 986 and it was just a slightly old, bad or undercharged battery. I charged it with a battery maintainer and it went away. It came back a few months later even though I kept it on a charger when not driving. I replaced the battery and had no more issues. Good luck.

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