Instrument panel gone blank, scenic II authentique (2005)
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    Tadpole
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    Default Instrument panel gone blank, scenic II authentique (2005)

    Yesterday my son's Renault Scenic Authentique (2005) instrument panel went completely blank with no warning. After reading some UK forums it appears this is a fault with these cars. In the UK some people have replaced the instrument panel but others have had the fault repaired.
    Would greatly appreciate any comments. Keen to get this fixed asap and at a reasonable cost as my son is a student. We live in Melbourne.
    Thankyou

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    Fellow Frogger!
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    I am not familiar with the Scenic instrument panel issue. However, often the root cause is related to a connector plug, a dry electrical joint or a cracked printed circuit.

    A good instrument shop can often diagnose the problem; however, if you can determine the common cause via a UK site etc, this will give you some options as to what level of specialised knowledge is required.

    Cheers,
    K.

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    I have the same issue. I have just left the car with a local auto electrician here on Sydney's Northern Beaches, who found and repaired a number of microscopic solder failures in the board with initial success but then failure after idling for an hour or so. I am thinking of installing a panel from a wrecker, otherwise freighting the panel to one of the UK places who offer a repair service with a 12 month guarantee for around 100 pounds + freight. If all else fails, Renault Australia for a new panel which is over a grand I think, while reserving my rights - a panel should not fail in 7 years and this is recognised by Renault UK who sell the new panel for 100 or 150 pounds.

    Cheers

    Jon

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    Kinda sounds like the solder dry joint problems the old R25's had.
    Got real expert at pulling out the instrument dash and resoldering.
    Ended doing every joint, track I could see and all good then

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