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Rancher 350ES Speedometer LCD Repair by [email protected]! Awesome

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Everyone who has an bad LCD display because of a bad polarization film needs to send your meter to @AKATV! Let me tell you, this guy knows what he is doing and he will fix and return your meter looking like brand new. So I was a little nervous about sending my meter to a guy that I have never met on a forum and to Alaska, at that! Dont worry. He knows what he is doing and communicated with me the entire time. I sent my meter via USPS and insured on a Thursday. It arrived at his house on a Monday(today) afternoon and he had it fixed and back in the mail to me the same day. I should get it Friday or Saturday. He sent pictures after the repair and pictures of the USPS box and tracking number. Dont worry and dont try this repair yourself unless you just want to. To each his own. I did not want to risk messing it up. All you do is send the actual lcd circuit board. It is very easy to remove. He has the power connections at his shop to energize the unit for testing. He only charges a very reasonable amount to do this repair. I checked other places and it was double what he charges. A new meter is 250-350 dollars. You dont need one unless your board is toast which is rarely the case. The polarization layer which sits on top of the LCD, its a plastic film basically, gets old and ages with time. Replace it and you once again have a crystal clear display! While your meter is out, you will have time to also buff and polish the cover lens. I used Meguiars headlight restoration kit to polish mine. It too is like new again. I will post pictures once I get it back and install it onto the machine, but here are a few pics until then. The pictures speak for themselves!

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Needing help with speed-0. 2000 Foreman es- no neutral light and display has faded away. This all happen due to a bad voltage regulator. Screen pretty much looks like the ones in the pictures that AKATV has repaired. 

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Hi and Welcome to the Forum!

I can get you taken care of no problem

If you could post a picture it really helps, as sometimes I might be able to spot other issues

such as non-repairable black spots that are from internal LCD damage

I will send you my contact info and we can work it out

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Sounds good and thank you for the reply. I will pull cover for better pictures of screen. Any tips on removing the LCD, I did this once before on my 02 Foreman and stripped all the screws in the grommets. 

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If you are talking about loosening the 4 10mm nuts on bottom of the speedometer,

 I spray a little WD40 and use a quick burst on the electric impact to free up the nuts

If you go at it slow with a ratchet and the nuts are corroded you run the risk of twisting out the mounted (in plastic) studs

All the rest is just a bunch of phillips head screws that are not generally a problem unless the heads are corroded into non-existance

if so and there is enough left-then you can just twist them out with pliers or vise-grips

 

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