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F-1 Gear display indicator partially burned out

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Dino, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Dino

    Dino Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
    116
    San Diego
    The F-1 gear display indicator on my 355 has a "bar" that is either burned out or shorted out. Thus, the gear numbers, i.e. 3,4,5 etc., are hard to read because one of the "legs" on the LED display is out.

    Does anyone have experience with this? Can I buy a new LED display, chip, or does the entire unit need replaced? I'd like to take a shot at this myself.

    Thanks for your input

    Dino
     
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  3. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 6, 2002
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    Don't say "burned" too loudly in here!

    We are in mourning.

    Good luck, I'll bet the next poster can help you.

    Don't you just keep track in your head, like a Ducati?
     
  4. pino

    pino Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    208
    South Central PA
    That is so annoying, isn't it? The whole unit must be replaced to the tune of around $400. It includes the coolant gauge below it. Replacement is not too hard, remove the two screws holding the instrument pod on, disconnect a few wires, and unscrew the F1 display/coolant gauge cluster. 30 minutes, tops.
     
  5. mcmurb

    mcmurb Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Bart McMurry
    mine is decaying as well - line by line. where is the best place to buy a replacement? thanks in advance
     
  6. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Another joy of the long term maintenance cost of F1 transmissions.
     
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  8. pino

    pino Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    208
    South Central PA

    The fine gang at Wide World of Cars treat me very well, and Algar Ferrari also has a great parts department.
     
  9. ferrarioldman

    ferrarioldman Formula 3
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  10. Dino

    Dino Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
    116
    San Diego
    How do you get to the F-1 indicator & temp gauge to remove it? In other words, how do you get the whole instrument pod (speedo $ tach etc.) off to get at the F-1 indicator? Do you crawl under the dash and reach up? I could not see any external screws to take off the instrument pod from the top.

    I drove to work in 11th gear and the thing was giving me "the bird" by the time I parked....


    Dino
     
  11. ferrarioldman

    ferrarioldman Formula 3
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    Jun 19, 2002
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    At the bottom of the instrument pod on each side of the steering column there is a screw. They are under the lower "edge" of the pod. May need a flashlight to see them. Remove these 2 screws then pick up the pod and tilt it back toward you to get behind it. CAREFULLY unplug all the connectors on the back of the guages. Once you have worked the dash pod out, look behind it and you will see that by removing 4 screw you can then remove the center group of guages.
     
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  13. N24RE

    N24RE Formula Junior

    Dec 8, 2003
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    Steve Jones
    Hey guys...just as an FYI I just got in the last of the spare repair parts from my distributor. Anyone wanting to get theirs repaired now is the timeto send them in to me.

    Best Regards,

    Steven Jones

    www.f1design.us

    www.sportauto.cc
     
  14. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall

    This guy has repaired them for me. I cannot recommend him more highly.
     

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