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Hi all, can anyone help with this:
my hubby has got an 08 Z750 ABS model has been in the garage all day and decided to start his bike it started fine but he noticed the rev counter, fuel gauge and mileage and oil light were not working, the ABS light, Neutral light and back ground light were all working fine so he checked the fuses and they are all fine, when he went back to the bike the rev counter had risen on its own while being off and is now stuck at just over 8000 so he started the bike again and its just the same, any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated..........:headscratch:
 

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hi kawagirle,

assuming you have not checked anything relating to the issue on the bike ie fault finding,

then unless every sensor, relay, light bulb etc , that sends signals, power to the dash clocks has blown due to a massive electrical failure (ie wiring loom to clocks burnt out (for what ever reason),

then i would assume there is either:-

1) a bad multiplug connection to the back of the dash clocks, this could be due the water ingress from rain/ and or washing the machine(unplugs check connections and chech if dry not corroded damaged/or chorted across due to plastic melting.

2) bad earth or snapped earth wire in wiring harness (sometimes snaps near the head stock area due to left and right turns of the bars eventuallt stretches the loom and earth wire snaps inside.

4) now power to the back of the dash clocks.

this is just to name but a few. some dash clocks if it has a pcb board type (digital type clocks have there own on board fuse usually a small glass fuses (same shape to a fuse you put in the kettle plug just smaller and loower amperage and see through. if it has popped check to see if there is a underlying issue as to why it popped, might just be a case of replacing the fuse.

these are just some ideas for you , to give you a head start sort to speak.
 

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Hi Michael, he has checked pretty much every thing you said in the post but not the glass fuse but can you tell where this would be, Thanx x
 

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Hi kawigirl,

if it has a glass fuse it is located on the p.c.b board of the dash clocks. its the board that is encased in the black plastic surround that you see round the dash clocks, it would be a case of seeing if you can remove the covers without damaging anything, to check to see is it has a fuse fitted and it has failed.

if you have check to see if you are getting the variuos voltages and signals back to the dash clocks, it could be a bad soldered joint again on the pcb board, sometimes you can see it visually sometimes not, some time the track on the pcb board can fail burn out which again you can see and sometimes you can't, which would indicate to change the complete set of dash clocks. (a track is on a p.c.b board which is a small run of solder/copper metel connecting one component to another sending electrical current through it(basically instead of using a bit wire)
 

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Dam... Seems like a trending issue on these. Seen someone else on another forum this same symptoms but still no solution. Do come back and let me know if u do sort it Morgan. Thanks
 

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Winter lay up by any chance? Moisture inside the console? Take it off the bike and put it in your airing cupboard or blow a hair dryer into it.:mfclap:
 

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Console is digital, sealed and dry as a bone. It's getting power as it has a back light and neutral light. But its like its not getting any info. Was told to try contract grease/spray on all the terminals in and out of ECU and all the ones in behind the head unit which is the next job. Keep u posted
 

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Hi,
I am experiencing a similar issue with my 08 z750 ABS, where the digital dashboard stops displaying anything at all. The rev counter also gets "stuck". Direction indicators and neutral indicators seem to work properly though, as do all other (brake)lights. The dashboard backlight does remain working though.
Dis- and reconnecting the plug to the dash seems to resolve it, though for a short time.
What I did notice, is that shortly before the dash goes out, my ABS indicator goes out as well.
If I turn off the ignition, the ABS light comes back for some time, but the dash stays out.
It appears that regardless of the ABS light burning, it does not work. I've done some pretty hefty brake tests without noticing it kicking it at all.

Has anyone found a solution for this yet?
I'll be bringing it to the garage tomorrow to get it sorted out, but would like to keep my money in my pocket.
Cheers!

-Update-
Issue turned out to be corroded connectors in the plugs located under the gas tank.
Apparently this can also happen in any of the other connectors, so if you are capable enough to pull your bike apart (like I wasn't) you can save yourself some cash.
This set me back 140 euro for a few hours of labour, no replacement parts were needed.
 

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Omg mate you are are legend, this weekend I will be tearing my bike to pieces. Thanks for getting back to us with an update !!
 

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Any more hints to where I should be looking ? This is driving me mad. I've used contact spray on every plug I can find. I can now wiggle a wire around the headlight and the dash comes on, but I can also wiggle a wire down by my left foot peg and it do the same. AHHHHHHHHH !!!!!
 

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Fixed !

After many months I sent my dash off to be repaired to I'll cluster repair'. They told me it couldn't be fixed. I then sent it to a guy named Mark at Scorpio electronically and he fixed it and had it back in 4 days. £135 it cost me and it was worth every £. Website is - Scorpio Electronics
Intermittent or permanent fault like this is common on lots of these digital speedos apparently. I hope this is of some use to someone ! :)
 
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