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Glow on the gauge cluster

Discussion in 'Model S' started by m2140, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. m2140

    m2140 Member

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    I got this glow on the gauge cluster last night after charging. Its now cleared but has anyone else seen this before?

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    The car was in the middle of charging. I disconnected the plug and went to hop in an noticed that the gauge cluster was dark. Initially hitting the brake did nothing. But after a couple of attempts I was able to hit the brake and put the car in Reverse. Once in reverse the display turned on as you see in the pictures and stayed that way till I parked the car and left it alone for 20 minutes. I attempted to reboot the display but it would not reboot or respond to the steering wheel reboot sequence. I could change displays on the left and right side but I would not get it to reboot.

    Upon returning to the car 20 minutes later it had the glow but not as bright. It was not till letting the car sit another 20 minutes that it finally went back to normal.

    Anyone seen this before? What is the cause?

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  2. tom66

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    This can occur when LCD panels are very cold, but it looks like the exterior temperature is reasonably high. Usually it occurs below 10C on TN-type panels.
    I can't think of any software feature that might cause this.
     
  3. bmah

    bmah Obscure Member

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  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I saw this on Mercury (P85D) in mid-December after my first viewing of SW7. I presumed it wasn't correlated to the viewing.
     
  5. StaceyS

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    Was there a moose in the area the car was uncomfortable about?
     
  6. Electric700

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    That must be it!
     
  7. DJung

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    It happened to my car as well. It eventually went away after I came back an hour later. It was raining outside but not that cold, no idea what caused it and it never came back.
     
  8. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    bmah is correct. Someone else posted about this same issue and it was determined to be a software problem. Reboot.
     
  9. DJung

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    curiously enough, a reboot didn't fix the issue. Rebooted both the instrument cluster and the center console display and no dice. I guess I had to do a hard reset and turn off the car completely from the settings menu. Maybe that might have worked.
     
  10. m2140

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    Same here. At first the car did not respond to the cluster reboot. When I did get the reboot to work the flow was still present. It was not till the car went to sleep twice before it was completely clear
     
  11. gimmi80

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    it would seem to be a software glitch on the LCD display activating the LED backlight at to high of a setting.
     

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