Has anybody else had problems with condensation in their console/dash/tachometer (what are we calling that thing anyway?)
If so, what are recommended solutions for preventing that from happening?
This is what vtbrammorider said about the issue:
I also had an issue with my speedo/tach assembly getting condensation in it. I have since dried it and sealed it with silicone and haven't had any water ingress.
It's been a rather constant problem for me. Florida is very humid, and I can see how changing atmospheric pressure may cause humid air to get sucked into the console. I suspect that with the very heavy rain we get in Florida, some water may be seeping through the joint between the front and back parts of the console.
Initially I only saw the problem in the winter, where the cold temperatures cause the humidity in the console to condense. It got so bad that I couldn't read the LCD, and Brammo actually replaced the console for me.
The new console worked great for a long time, but after I got it back from the dealership (they were fixing a oil leak), the console had very heavy condensation is it (to the point that there were pools of water at the bottom of the tachometer display), and now the tachometer and LCD have completely failed.
When I get another replacement console, I want to make sure that this one doesn't have any more problems, so I'm looking for advice as to the best way to seal it.
- Do I just need to seal the joints, or should I seal the edge between the case and the plastic windows?
- What should I use? Tape? Silicone?
- Are the buttons well sealed enough?
- Do I need to leave some holes to allow for atmospheric changes? If so, then how to I prevent the console "breathing in" the humidity?
- How well sealed is the connector?