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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Question Instrument panel freak-out when a bit damp

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I've got a 2012 920 and I got caught in the rain a couple of weeks ago while out on a ride ...downpour of note so I stopped at a local coffee shop to wait out the storm.
When I got back on the bike and started up the instrument panel freaked out with all different sections of the display "illuminating" at once or not at all. Bike was running fine so I decided to get home and take her down to the dealer next day. By the next morning after a bit of dry-out the problem fixed itself, and seeing as I was really busy(and the problem went away on its own) I never really bothered .

Anyway , yesterday afternoon gave the bike a good wash and the problem returned ... some parts of the display dimmed out completely and others displaying when they shouldn't . No high-pressure sprayers used, just a gentle hosing down .
And then everything was back to normal again this morning

Anyone had any similar issues? ...or could make a suggestion or 2 about where to start looking for the fault?
I guess I could just take it down to the dealers , but the problem seems intermittent and I'd like to know that it's properly sorted so I don't have to worry about getting stuck on the side of the road with electrical issues

Please tell me I haven't acquired a fair-weather pussie bike. I ride every day of my life and if a bit of dampness is going to kill it , then I'd rather trade it in on something less sexy but more reliable

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The usual suspects would be connectors that aren't completly made up or a slight opening in the casing that allows water inyo the dash.

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Hi Grant, happy riding to you too man, hope things are going okay in Afric de Sud. Take the dash apart, clean her up and just rub a bit of silicone grease around all the seals and the plug, always worked for me.

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Shot Dons. Will give it a try this evening. Hopefully it works. Doing a trip on the weekend and it looks like we might get a bit wet

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Turns out the embedded seal in the dash had been pinched somehow ... took it out , coated with some silicone grease and reassemble ... problem sorted.





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Hahaha, I often wonder about that Grant, glad you got sorted mate.

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