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456 Upper steering column aftermarket unidentified LCD display

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Akutenshi, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Akutenshi

    Akutenshi Rookie

    Sep 5, 2013
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    Hello there

    I recently decided to remove the upper/lower steering column plastic cover to refurbish them due to the sticky issue, and when I did noticed this little ( aftermarket ? ) LCD screen. :eek:

    I don't even know how I manage not to see it before ( actually I did not put many miles on it yet ), but yeah I have no idea what is the purpose of this. I will connect it back soon to see if it does displays something cause for now I have no idea.

    I tried to find informations but hmmm... nothing found yet.

    Here is a picture. "Funny" thing, it has a Mercedes Benz logo on one of its connector, so ... ?o_O


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  2. Laserguru

    Laserguru Formula Junior
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    Aug 7, 2016
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    Eric
    Most curious! Does your odometer work correctly?
     
  3. Akutenshi

    Akutenshi Rookie

    Sep 5, 2013
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    Yes it does.

    I wonder if somehow that would be connected to the aftermarket alarm installed.
    But a lcd display for an alarm, Hmm what for ? o_O
     
  4. Laserguru

    Laserguru Formula Junior
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    Nice little mystery you have here. Was this display mounted so that it could be visible to the driver? Or visible only if the car is stopped and you make a particular effort? I am wondering if this is meant to be an OBDII code monitor.
     
  5. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Common location for remote display for radar detector.
     
  6. F456M

    F456M Formula 3

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    It shows your boost pressure.
     
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  7. Cribbj

    Cribbj Formula 3
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    LOL
     
  8. TL-thomas

    TL-thomas Rookie

    Dec 28, 2013
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    To me it looks like the outside air temperature display from a Mercedes W124. Very strange it ended up in a Ferrari!
    Does it display anything or is it blank?
     

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