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ST3S Gauge Backlight

Just had my gauge back light go out at about 12,000 miles. Bike is out of warranty. Found out it is a sealed unit with no user serviceable parts. Has anyone ever opened one up. Is the bulb(s) solderable on the inside. Got to be cheaper than replacing it at just under $1000 according to the local dealer. Anyone else have this problem. Seems to me that the backlight should last for more than 2 1/2 years and 12000 miles

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Back light on instrument panel KAPUT! Took delivery in March 2008 and bike has covered only 15,000 kms. Waiting for dealer to sort it out.

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The light should be an LED so, yes, it should last longer than that! You probably have a corroded contact inside the unit from condensation.

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