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Screen bubbles - not center touchscreen

SilverSp33d3r

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This afternoon I got into my car to find this gem. Bubbles in the speedometer screen.
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Has anyone experienced this? It’s growing larger by the hour. I’m about to take a 1000 mile road trip, what’s the likelihood of the screen completely failing?
2014 December build Model S60.
 

SMAlset

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I've seen at least another owner who posted photos of this happening to his car here on TMC. So your not alone. Maybe you can locate his post and see what they did.

Searching Model S forum for "bubbles screen" and found this for a DIY possible repair since out of warranty: HELP REQUESTED - Removal of driver side instrument cluster

Here's another one thread issue on this problem: Bubble on instrument cluster

Let us know what you end up doing?
 
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SilverSp33d3r

No Longer Silver
May 23, 2018
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LA
I've seen at least another owner who posted photos of this happening to his car here on TMC. So your not alone. Maybe you can locate his post and see what they did.

Searching Model S forum for "bubbles screen" and found this for a DIY possible repair since out of warranty: HELP REQUESTED - Removal of driver side instrument cluster

Here's another one thread issue on this problem: Bubble on instrument cluster

Let us know what you end up doing?

Thanks I tried searching but my description wasn’t coming up with anything other than the yellowing screen. I’ll contact service and see what happens.
 
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Ostrichsak

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I did see another dash display do this in a post here. We had a display bubble but it was the larger center display. If you're under warranty they'll just come & replace it. It wasn't a big deal at all & my wife's Model S got a free upgrade to the 1080p from the 720p & it looks glorious. It was even the newest 3rd version so time will tell if it gets bubbles or yellow border but hopefully the 3rd time is the charm.
 

Russell

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This afternoon I got into my car to find this gem. Bubbles in the speedometer screen.
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Has anyone experienced this? It’s growing larger by the hour. I’m about to take a 1000 mile road trip, what’s the likelihood of the screen completely failing?
2014 December build Model S60.

I doubt the screen will "completely" fail. If all of the liquid was gone, the graphics being displayed may not look as sharp or have as much contrast.

If that liquid is for cooling the display then it would get hot and begin to warp.
 

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