Quick MFD Question

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  1. Partsguy19

    Partsguy19 New Member

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    Hi All,

    New Prius owner and loving it! 2005 w/ well maintained 225K.

    My MFD is is basically unreadable with any sunlight shinning on it. I remember reading that the early MFD's had this problem but the newer MFD's fixed this problem. If I am correct, what year MFD do I want to replace it with and will it be a direct plug and play?

    Thank you!
     
  2. bisco

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    mine has always been unreadable in sunlight. there is a shade for the gen2, iirc. is it set on daytime?
     
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    I guess my question is will any year GEN II MFD work in a 2005 model w/ GPS?
     
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    MFD's have ID's, you'll need to finding a matching one to be safe. If you take off the plastic around it you should be able to find the ID of yours.

    I unplugged mine once for 15 minutes to install some stereo equipment (didn't effect the MFD itself) and the screen never worked again after I unplugged it. YMMV. I won't unplug mine every again, since it works fine on my current Prius.
     
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    Good day to you, I ha e the same issue here. Mine is readable at night, it's yellowish, and the touch works. However, in daylight, I can't see jack.

    I wish to know if it's the whole Mfd That is bad or just the touch screen that is faded.

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    it is likely just the LCD, but you have to be skilled to replace it. Easier to find a working one in a wrecker's yard and swap it in. Just ensure you find one with the same part number on the back as your existing one.
     
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