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#1 killydawn

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

Hi, I'm a newbie at all this but wondered if anyone can help me with this problem I have on my 07 s-max where I have only an Orange line at the bottom of my computer display. There are no other details on the screen ie mpg/average speed ect. Screen is blank apart from this orange line. Any help is much appreciated.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

Sounds to me like the screen's gone pop. Is the screen part of the binnacle on an S-Max?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

Sorry, but what's a binnade ?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

Sorry, but what's a binnade ?

Sorry. It's the part of your dashboard where the dials and warning lights live.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

Cheers. the rest of the dash, warning lights, dials ect are all working fine. its just the computer display ie trip odo/fuel mpg ect that's blank. its a small 2-3 inch square area.




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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

The orange section is the bit in the middle of the two dials - so yes part of the binnacle.

2 things to try:
1. Disconnect the main car battery - leave for 5 mins then reconnect - may just require a "re-boot" the system
2. Check the plug at the back of the cluster to ensure it's not worked loose - maje sure it's firmly pressed home - might be worth disconnecting the plug and using some electrical contact cleaner on the points to ensure a good contact.

If neither works then it would suggest a faulty screen, and hence a replacement cluster.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:45 PM

Thanks. I turned ignition on today and it has re set itself. Maybe a loose connection like you said. Thank you.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Funny that, as mine was fine earlier when i started the car, by the time i got out he gate of the house it had turned full orange with a darker orange line at the bottom ?? Tried on / off , lock / unlock but not cleared yet ? Will check the connections tomorrow , just hoping it resets itself.......... :blink:


UPDATE : reset itself the following morning and ok ever since.........will check connections to be sure. It was about -2 the night it happened, maybe something to do with it ?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

The cluster needs to be removed and dry joints re-soldered for a permanent fix.


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