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1500 lcd panel

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Hi there
My lcd panel is in good condition, and works perfectly but the back lights above and below it, new led bulbs much brighter than the original ones, fail to light the display properly in the dark, it's fine in daylight or when I pass under a streetlight but in the dark it's useless. when i got the bike one of the original backlight bulbs had blown along with others so I replaced all the dash bulbs for leds, the rest of the dash is really bright and clear, but the lcd panel is very dim, not really readable in the dark.
Does this panel not like leds, if I shine a light at the dash the panel is readable, even if it's a dim light.
Is it generally very dim on these bikes, I don't know it's the only 1500 wing I've ever had.

Any input welcome
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Hey Alex, Go to the "How to " section up top. There.....you'll find *How to change your Dash Lights with LED's*. In there WingAdmin explains pretty much all that you have to do. You don't have to convert to LEDs but rather just change burnt out bulbs. Hope that helps. :D

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As I said in this post, already changed all dash lights to leds including lcd panel ones, dials and warning lights very bright, but lcd panel unreadable in the dark but ok in daylight

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My bad....I noticed that you had done that. Perhaps all LED's are too bright and over-power the others.

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Friend replaced his with LEDs and showed it to me. After a couple of mine blew, I just bought a box of regular replacements and done them all. I can't recall exactly, but I didn't like what his panel looked like for some reason.
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Seem like most of the light problems are due to somebody changing them to LEDs. Replace with regular bulbs and enjoy for the next 20 years.

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I was thinking the same thing, I may just replace the lcd panel bulbs with original types but I like the way the speedo and tacho look with leds

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I don't have any problem with mine using LEDs - what does the display look like on yours when viewed with LED illumination?

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Here are some photos I took

This is the LCD panel in normal daylight or in the garage with lights on or under good street lighting
This is the LCD panel in normal daylight or in the garage with lights on or under good street lighting


This is it in the dark on an unlit road
This is it in the dark on an unlit road


This is it lit by a small led placed behind the dash lens above the lcd panel, you cant really see the led as I put a piece os plastic in front to diffuse it. This LED is switche on and off from a button on my key fob, it also serves to light up the key hole in the dark so you can easily find the ignition key lock.
This is it lit by a small led placed behind the dash lens above the lcd panel, you cant really see the led as I put a piece os plastic in front to diffuse it. This LED is switche on and off from a button on my key fob, it also serves to light up the key hole in the dark so you can easily find the ignition key lock.

There is no glare on this panel it's the camera
To me the panel looks faded as lcd do when they get old also they deteriorate after being baked in the sun. there's an article in these pages about a company making new panels for about $100, but for now I'll stick with my LED add on as it serves a dual purpose.

If you look at my dash in photo 1, you'll see on the part in between the readio and the dials, on the left is my electric parking brake button and the little dot on the right is the red led as a starter solenoid jam warning.

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that is odd, when I upgraded my dash to ALL LED I used blue bulbs in all the background dash lights, I had to add a defuser as they were just too bright, my LCD lights up good at night and all the ones I've seen in the how too turned out real good and bright as well
it may be the type of bulb you used, ie the LED not able to put the light where it needs to be or just not a high enough lumen. I used the how to and bought the bulbs from I think it was superbrightleds
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I originally used blue LEDs as well, but I found I didn't like how the red parts of my dash (i.e. redline in tach, the red warning areas in fuel and temp gauges) became completely invisible at night with the blue LEDs. So I switched to white LEDs, and far prefer it.

That said, my LCD is quite clear with the white LEDs.

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I thought about leds not putting the light where it was needed, when I get my new windshield I'll be halfway to dismantling dash again so I will have a play with other types, at the moment too busy building other Farkles for it

I only used white leds without the blue rubber bits on them

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I replaced my dash lights with LEDs, I don't have that problem. I wonder if the bulbs you put in, need turned 90° for better visability.
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Maybe you reversed the polarity and need to remove the LEDs and turn them 180 degrees and plug them back in. LEDs are polarity sensitive. Not like incandescent bulbs which can be plugged in either way.
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