996/Boxster Climate Control Display
One problem that is popping up in the 996/986 owners is the display unit on the climate controls going bad. Sometimes parts of the numbers do not illuminate/burn out, or you get a half moon or bleeding of the LCD screen. The solution use to be replace the control unit which ran about $350 plus install. There is now a cheaper solution of just replacing the LCD screen. This boxster had an issue with part of the numbers (temperature) not lighting up anymore. Parts and install on the replacement LCD screen run about $150.
First remove the climate control unit from the car.
Start disassembly. Get the main guts of the unit out of the housing.
Next you disconnect the display unit.
Taking that apart you will find the amber filter screen and LCD screen.
Install the new LCD panel in the metal housing, and start reinstall.
Plug it in to make sure everything works. Note, the display is very slightly different than the stock unit in terms of icons and font, but functions exactly the same.
And back together.
The bad LCD screen.