Replacement 05 MFD Display Screen?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by feivel, May 25, 2010.

  1. feivel

    feivel Junior Member

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    MFD Display Screen Compatibility?

    I drive a super white 05 Prius. No Navigation or JBL or Bluetooth. Just an awesome car.

    A truck decided to merge into me and hit the brakes. I managed to avoid them, and any other oncoming cars, but an object in back dislodged itself and cracked my Multi Function Display screen. It's dead. :( Apparently since I missed all of the vehicles, there was no "accident" so I may or may not be able to get reimbursed through insurance.

    So I'm trying to figure out my options. I've read all the posts I can find on this board (thanks for such a great community!) From what I've read, there is a difference between the 04-05 and the 06+ MFDs. What I can't figure out is compatibility.

    Here's a first question: is there an up-side to this? Can I put in a 2006+ display? Will it work? Will I get anything better? (higher resolution/aux/maybe camera option/etc...) Can I use the 06+ display at all? Are they completely incompatible with my 05?

    Steve at AutoBeYours was amazingly helpful, but basically said I was SOL with a cracked screen. Still, a very respectable fellow. Thanks!

    I'm trying to figure out how to obtain the display directly. This seems like a potentially good deal: Ebay and the advert claims that it's for 04-09s. Can this be true? Does that mean it's an 06+? Would it be compatible with my 05? The code on his is 86110–47081. Should I stay away?

    I'd love any advice anyone can toss my way about this. It's so sad seeing smashed glass in my dashboard now.

    Thanks!
     
  2. hill

    hill High Fiber Member

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    Our 04 (and 05) screens are lower res than newer models. But there are plenty old/cheep mfd's on ebay ... and salvage yards ... rebuilds, etc and pretty cheep. They're modular, so removal/install is very simple. I added a nav over ride, requiring the unit be accessed, and found the install to be very easy. Good luck!

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  3. feivel

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    Thanks! I am indeed trying to find salvaged ones, and there is a fellow nearby with a 2007, and I think the ebay ones are newer too, and I don't know if they can work in my 05. Compatibility advice please?
     
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