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I have a 25th anniversary, 2000 Goldwing. The dash panel is discoloring, with a half circle dark grey taking over from right to left on the center panel between speed and rpm gauges. It is blocking the view for radio stations and other information. It appears to be a circle of grey about the same size as the rpm circle to the right. Seems to be moving to the left over time. Wondering if others have had this problem and if any suggestions?
 

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There are posts on this and the fix is to replace the LCD screen
 

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Good Morning Morning Man,

First Welcome to our on-line family. You will find a lot of great people here with tons of information to share. There’s certainly lots to learn and no better place to learn it.

You will find the search function here to be your most valuable tool. The people that run this site have taken great care in organizing it to be easy to use. There is an unbelievable amount of information here.

Unfortunately, the problem that you have is not good. Not good from the display standpoint that is. While your stereo and suspension controls will continue to work, this display for them and the clock will eventually all be consumed or stop displaying. There is no fix for this. About the only thing that you can do is purchase a new one or a used one.

Here are a few links for you to look through…

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/363488-gl1500-lcd-display.html

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/333303-lcd-display-failing.html

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...0-clock-display-has-big-blue-half-circle.html

Good luck and come back often!

Tim.
 

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I have a 25th anniversary, 2000 Goldwing also, this happened to my display last year and after being in the sun for a while the semicircle disappeared, it has come back this year but again its fading. annoying that the price to replace is quite expensive.
 

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Maybe try pulling the LCD out of the Speedo and put it in a Ziploc baggy with a cup of white rice to draw out the moisture. Probably take a couple days.
 

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Maybe try pulling the LCD out of the Speedo and put it in a Ziploc baggy with a cup of white rice to draw out the moisture. Probably take a couple days.

Moisture is not the problem here. This issue here is the two pieces of glass that the LCD is made from is separating and air is getting into the display. Removing it and putting it into a bag of rice will only serve to waste your time or do more damage and not have a working display at all.

The rice trick is ONLY good as a shot in the dark in removing moisture from electronics. It does have a fairly good track record in doing that as long as you can remove the bulk of the moisture out right away and get it into the rice right away

The disappearing of the bleed (what this issue is called) will come and go as the glass heats up and cools down and expands and contracts and moves around. The same effect can be achieved by touching the actual LCD.

If your LCD looks like the attached picture (which is from member Doncan), then it is non repairable and will need to be replace. All the rice in China will not help. Please don’t ruing the rest of the display by doing this.

Also attached is a picture of a basic monochromatic LCD display as is used in the 1500’s. Note the two circles that show the glass and the bidirectional arrow that shows the “stuff” that is engineered between the two sheets of glass.

This comes to you from a Technologist with 36 years in the electronics field.

Good luck.

Tim.
 

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Thanks Tim for the correction.
 

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No problem Stu…

There is a bit of a misconception that this is the moisture issue with the 1500. There is a moisture issue with the 1500 display… but these are not the symptoms.

If you have a display that is showing all the information segments on (as if the display is in a test mode) OR nothing showing up at all (dead) OR random segments are turned on OR the clock is rocketing trough time (making you think time really does go fast when you’re having fun) then you may have a true moisture problem. This problem however is related to the circuit board that is the “computer” and not the actual display. This two part board sits behind the LCD panel.

Some of these boards were not cleaned well from factory of the resin used in the soldering process of the components. Not really an issue when it’s a stereo or some other consumer electronics in your home but when exposed to moisture on your bike (rain, fog and normal humidity and condensation like dew), the resin can hold on to that moisture and cause weird things to happen. The resin can act like a resister or capacitor in between individual circuits causing problems.

There are ways to correct this and has been covered here in the forums.

This is an awesome thread for this…

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...xing-gl1500-lcd-fast-slow-clock-problems.html

Thanks,

Tim.
 

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why does the semicircle come and go ?
 

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The disappearing of the bleed (what this issue is called) will come and go as the glass heats up and cools down and expands and contracts and moves around. The same effect can be achieved by touching the actual LCD.
It's the movement of the glass.

Tim.
 

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Did Honda by any chance change LCD suppliers or manufacturing process for later year models of the 1500 or have I just been lucky up to now? My bike has been garaged all these years , but it's also seen its fair share of rain and humidity. I even spray water liberally over the dash area when I wash it so given this problem I'm now wondering whether I should stop doing that.
 

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Hey, I very much appreciate all the replies. I think I will look for a new display, new or used. In which case, if the LCD is separate from the other two gauges, I may as well give the rice try. I will say I'm amazed at all the help here. Thank you!
 

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I live on the Puget Sound too, west of Seattle, so lots of moisture in the air. The comment about not washing it spraying directly onto the dash sure makes sense too. Anyway, I'll look for a new one now. Thanks again.
 

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Welcome MorningMan from another Washington State Member.... There are quite a few of us up here.

"Spokane" is in your location but from your posting you stated you are west of the Puget Sound. The two do not equate. They are separated by about 6 hours of hard riding!!

We have a few members "West" of Seattle in Silverdale, Port Orchard, Bremerton, etc. If you ever need any help with your wing just let us know and I'm sure we can find you some assistance.

If you get the hankering for a ride around Mt Rainier or up to Windy Ridge let me know, I live on the way to both places!! (when I'm home)

Henry

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