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Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:54 pm

I have the basic OBC (? 6 buttons can't remember)
The screen has bleed.
Does anybody replace these?
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:39 pm

The screen is easy enough to change, but, AFAIK, there is no source of replacement screens, other than an E30 OBC with other problems.
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:45 pm

thanks Brian!
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:19 pm

Well, as per senna's link, it seems that an enterprising young man in Germany has indeed started producing replacement screens, after needing to source a screen for the clock in his Porshe 944!

https://www.partworks.de/gearworks-de/D ... hparam=e30
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm

But the obc in question is 6 button.
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Cloggy Saint wrote:
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But the obc in question is 6 button.
This one? https://www.partworks.de/gearworks-de/D ... id=1&pid=1
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looks like i worked out how to buy a 13 button one :mrgreen:
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:56 pm

He lists the gears for E30 odometers as well.
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:06 am

Did anyone buy it? I will
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:37 am

senna wrote:
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Did anyone buy it? I will
I would also like to know if anyone has attempted the replacement, please!!
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:54 am

I've bought one from them, it arrived very quickly, but I wont be fitting it anytime soon, too busy at the moment.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:01 am

let us know how you get on, Steve. It's a good price and if it does the job, it's much better than replacing the whole OBC unit. I like the idea of keeping the original one and being able to replace the screen.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:05 am

It will be a result if it works, I will post some photos up later of what I recevied. :thumb:
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:41 pm

interested in this also. mine has bleed over the summer!
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:06 pm

i'll be watching this as the screen on my OBC has bled as well, keen to see if it works.

also, anyone know how to replace the screen on a 12/13 button OBC?
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:53 pm

it's the 13 button one I would be interested in too. I'm guessing the exchange process will be the same for both..
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Be good if someone would add this to my thread on remanufactured items.

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:04 pm

im sure a guy called luke yeti o neil on the zone fb page has bought these and they work as they should.
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Steve wrote:
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It will be a result if it works, I will post some photos up later of what I recevied. :thumb:
Any pics Steve?
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:15 pm

They work, I bought one.
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This link explains how to do it. https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showth ... p?t=418494 :D
Thanks Davidt! :cool:
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Sorry, I forgot about the photos, here’s everything I received. 👍

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Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:08 am

Thanks Steve. Let us know how you get on with this please. The instructions seem fairly clear.
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:48 pm

Excellent!
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:49 pm

Cloggy Saint wrote:
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But the obc in question is 6 button.

you've got a 320i, it takes all kinds!
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That's a bit harsh, the sump from a 320i is worth keeping....
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Got one as a Christmas present. Need to make time to fit it now...
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Simon13 wrote:
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But the obc in question is 6 button.

you've got a 320i, it takes all kinds!
You're about 4 years behind the times!
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Got one of these during the week. All fitted up fine - clipped the back of the OBC back on and the screen went down in a blaze of glory. Compared it to the original, and its significantly thinner - so its a good bit more fragile. Pretty irritating to have to fork out for a new one again.
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What do we need to know to avoid your mistake?
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What do we need to know to avoid your mistake?
Really don't know to be honest - have had the OBC's apart a good few times without issue. The LCD casing from my OBC was different to the one in the instructions - my good OBC doesn't have a ribbon connector, I had another unit with the ribbon connector - see below, not sure if that caused a problem. The website says its not suitable for US OBC's for some reason.

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The casing wasn't overly tightened when being screwed down. Clipping the backpiece of the OBC back on shouldn't have caused any problems, but there was an audible cracking noise when it went. Potentially the LCD hadn't sat into place correctly or something.
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