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got fed up peering at the trip computor so I whipped it out and bypassed the ldr....
result..nice and bright in the daylight
too bright at night but I think i will get used to it !
the job itself was pretty easy
changing the ldr looks as if it would be a tricky operation
Anyone tried it ?
 

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Originally posted by ylee coyote:
[QB] got fed up peering at the trip computor so I whipped it out and bypassed the ldr....
result..nice and bright in the daylight
too bright at night but I think i will get used to it !
the job itself was pretty easy

Hi, I have this problem on my 9000, how do you do it?
 

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Changing it is quite easy once you take the display module out (assuming the trip display is not much different from the analogue clock). However, I'm having trouble matching the LDR itself which is in an LED package.

The resistance range is quite high too- circa 60k in ambient indoor light. I can't find my lux meter at the mo to determine the exact range.
 

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ease the computor out (screwdriver round the edge )
pops out real easy...
two spring clips on either end ..screwdriver again ease them off (they usually ping !!)
later modules have two locating clips either side
pull module apart ...
there are several layers of circuit boards with multi conductor flat wire joining them
two plastic clips ...remove and seperate
ldr is on it own with a long narrow round clear tube connected to the outside
two soldered wires at the back
bridge them with a bit of wire
or suitable resistor...
or variable resistor...
using the wire is ...bright at night but you get used to it

hope this helps

ps looked in maplins for a sutable ldr but nothing was close ...
 
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