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Inoperative Buttons on Instruments

Has anyone had any problems with the two buttons on the instruments (Mode and Reset Buttons)?

Mine have been sticky or intermittently working for a while, but now won't function at all.

Appreciate any help.

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There are threads on this, search "Mode and Reset Buttons"
People have had varying degrees of success in dealing with it. The basic fix seems to be to remove the instrument pod, open it up, then clean the contacts with an electrical cleaner (CRC).
My Reset still doesn't work, but Mode does.
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Copy. I checked the other posts out and looks like I'll have a little alone time with my bike! Always a good thing.

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I carefully pried out the rubber button cover (as advised by another poster)

then liberally squirted some CRC contact cleaner down into the contact area

let it dry...replaced the rubber cap and have had success

.......so far
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Reset button failed here too. I'll wait to see if you learn something I should know before I dive in...
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I carefully pried out the rubber button cover (as advised by another poster)

then liberally squirted some CRC contact cleaner down into the contact area

let it dry...replaced the rubber cap and have had success

.......so far
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Had the same problem last year, and as I had the extended warrenty from Kawasaki I took it to the dealer. He ordered a new instrument panel and replaced it free of charge. Have now put about 13,000 more miles on the V and the buttons won't work again! Seems they replaced one bad panel with another.

All in all it doesn't bother me too much, but next time I'm around the dealer I will show it to him and see what he suggests now...

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same problem here.
MODE button works harder and harder & RESET button is almost completely dead.
can't adjust the clock or trip odometer now which irritates me.

how much is a new instrument panel & how easy is to replace?
the mileage will be reset if replaced?
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rubber button cover

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I carefully pried out the rubber button cover (as advised by another poster)

then liberally squirted some CRC contact cleaner down into the contact area

let it dry...replaced the rubber cap and have had success

.......so far
How can I remove the rubber cover without damage it? And how to install it back?

Thanks in advance.
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rubber button

A little armoral for lubrication around the edge of the button...then with a thin, smooth object, (thin teaspoon or similar) slip it under the lip of button, press to the center to narrow it sideways and pry up

The rubber cap has a groove in the edge that locates it in the dash panel

reverse to install

DON,T DROP IT !
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I carefully pried out the rubber button cover (as advised by another poster)

then liberally squirted some CRC contact cleaner down into the contact area

let it dry...replaced the rubber cap and have had success

.......so far


I was living with my non working buttons for 2 years.

Was dreadiing the remove the instrument pannel and disassemble fix.

Tried pry the buttons out and squirt crc fix tonight and it worked like a charm!

Like simple fixes.
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Update to my problem. Dealer has ordered another instrument panel, once again under warranty. Probably get it installed tomorrow, right after I finish doing my taxes!

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Cleaner didn't work for me reset button was working maybe once in 6 tries, cleaner made it not work at all. Thought i could live without it, that lasted about a day [I use trip A for gas and trip B for lube or miles on real long trips] really like that feature wish my sportbike had two. I could live without the time but that was irritating too [it being wrong and all]

So I did a board level repair [I have a degree in electronics what the hell its only a $395 part on bikebandit lol ] works like a charm now. It is basic board you can clearly see the connection the button is closing. just solder a wire to one of each set. Drill the smallest hole you can in the center of the case with it assembled and buy a serial cable to cut up and use the really small wires out of. Also leave some strain relief in the case. You want a momentary normally open pushbutton.

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I did a board level repair.. You want a momentary normally open pushbutton.
I would recommend a waterproof switch for that location. Looks good!

Also, some people have actually wired up the mode switch to the flash to pass button at the left trigger finger as well.
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