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    I have noticed that the 'window' over the LCDs that show mileage, time, trip odometer, etc. is growing darker, to the point that the display is getting hard to read in daylight, Is there any fix for this?

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    On some models you can adjust the brightness of the leds.

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    • #3
      If you have a factory dimmer, then more than likely you have LED meter lighting.
      All others will be standard incandescent lamps. Diagrams show individual lamps on wire, but they are twist type lamps.
      You can upgrade to LEDs, but you will have no dimmer control and may look like spot lights.

      2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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      • #4
        No, I'm talking about the glass, not the displays. The glass looks like its turning brown. This is on a 2007 RoadStar. I have also noticed it occurring on my 2015 XVS1300CT. The glass itself seems to be getting darker, much like Transitions treatment on eyeglasses, except they don't return to clear.

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        • #5
          Judging by the crickets on this post, either no one else has noticed this problem, or nobody has any idea of how to correct it.

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          • roadiemort
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            Here is a like for you until help arrives lol.

          • roadiemort
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            Did moisture get in there? eg: rust.

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          Not that I can tell....it is only the 'window' where the numbers for mileage and time is darkening. At present, I try to put a rag over the speedo, but they tend to blow off. (have to find a black plastic bag and somehow affix magnets in it, if I park my bike{s} outside.

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            Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1565.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.38 MB ID:	122131 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1567.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.37 MB ID:	122129 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1792.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	2.87 MB ID:	122130 Most likely the sun has taken its toll on the Polarized linear film on the display. I rebuilt mine cutting two piece of linear film laying one 90 degrees from the other one. Mine im sure was worse then yours.

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            • Horsehammerr
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              How did you go about changing this Film Covering ? Please Explain the whole procedure ?

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            Where did you get the polarized linear film, and what was the price?

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          • #9
            When cutting the film. Cut the two pieces out like my drawing below. If you cut two in the same direction you will get a black background with white numbers.

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            • #10
              I'm having a similar problem. Can hardly read the numbers on the odometer. The only way to see them, is park in the garage, close the door, turn the key in pitch darkness, then you can read them....

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              • #11
                Heres a pic of my display. It turned really dark so time to replace the polarising film.

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                • #12
                  Saxemara Biker, liked your picture!, but how did you take it out without removing needles etc...??? Please explain

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                  • #13
                    Hi there!
                    Its a real pain, but you can remove it by bending the tabs on the metalcage holding the lcd on the board, then very carefully bending the back and the speedometer board apart. The lcd come out with the metalcage at the top of the speedometer.

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                    • #14
                      After that you replace the bad polarising film with new linear pol folie, im going to use 100x100x0,3 mm from Amazon.

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