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    Anybody removed a MFD? Water droplets/fog inside display (2001 SLX)

    Well, I think the title is self explanatory. I have a 2001 SLX. The MFD has water droplets/fog between the clear face and the LCD. I want to remove, clean out the water and re-install. Anybody know how to do this?
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    There is a well documented method for opening the case on the oval MFD. The usual reason for this is to restore the LCD display to full contrast as it is common for the digits to fade with time.

    In your case there must be a crack or other problem that is allowing water inside. Normally these MFD are 100% sealed and zero moisture should be getting inside.

    See my signature links for the details on MFD repair. Scroll down to the section on How to repair faded digits in oval MFD display

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    Thank you so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    Thank you so much!!!
    If in fact you get into it and get moisture out and it continues to do this. I'd be on the look out for a new mfd. Does the mfd work?

    Also that mfd is different than most as it has a 'fast' trim indicator and fast trim motor. You can replace the mfd with a slow trim model but would need to also replace the trim motor with a slow trim unit.
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    MFD appears to work just fine. It will "wake up" when a button is pushed and the red light will come on for a few seconds then turn off. I can toggle through the menus and all looks good.

    The trim switch appears to not be working. I'll have to investigate and see if it is the switch, fuse, motor, wiring...
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    If I get the MFD open and it looks all corroded, AND I find the trim motor to be shot, would it be less expensive to replace both with the slower speed versions?

    I read somewhere on here that the original "fast" trim motor was a bit too fast to make fine adjustments. The bilge also appears to be dead too. Hopefully these are simple fixes and not the electrical box.
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    Trim normally only works when the engine is running.

    Check the fuse for the bilge pump, inside the electrical box.

    When you get the bilge pump to work, holding down the Bilge button should ALSO allow the trim to work with engine off.

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    Just curious, is there some mystery secrete magical hidden function of the bilge button? This is the third thing I have read of that it will do.

    I was thinking of replacing the bilge pump with an automatic model, would this mess up anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    Just curious, is there some mystery secrete magical hidden function of the bilge button? This is the third thing I have read of that it will do.

    I was thinking of replacing the bilge pump with an automatic model, would this mess up anything?
    The bilge is automatic. With engine running bilge runs all the time. As far as the magic. The bilge button bypasses I believe the lr module.

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    Got the ski out of storage and in my driveway. The bilge button did the trick, the trim works just fine. I have the battery sitting on the charger as I type this, I'll see if I can't get it to fire up this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drkvampire2001 View Post
    The bilge is automatic. With engine running bilge runs all the time. As far as the magic. The bilge button bypasses I believe the lr module.
    With the ski sitting on the trailer, not running, should you be able to hear the bilge run when the bilge button is pushed or is it pretty much silent?

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