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  • trimming down seiko L2014 PCB

    I would like to fit a 4x20 LCD in my '98 passat, which has an opening under the current stereo that is 50mm high by about 220mm wide.

    Looking at the specs for the Seiko L2014, it looks like the LCD module itself will fit in this space (42mm high), but that the PCB is too high (60mm).

    Does anyone who has this module know if it might be possible to trim down the PCB at the top and bottom, replacing the trimmed tracks with jumper wiring? I suppose the other alternative might be to separate the module from the PCB and link the two with a ribbon cable of some kind.

    I have never seen a LCD of this type so this may be a completely stupid question - excuse me if it is! Unfortunately the alternative is to go with a 2x20, which I would prefer not to do.

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    Hi Chris,
    I believe that you have the large display. They also make a small display where the characters are smaller, and I would think that the PCB would be smaller also.
    Mike

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      They also make a small display where the characters are smaller, and I would think that the PCB would be smaller also.
      Do you have any idea which display this is? I have looked on Seiko's website on http://www.seiko-usa-ecd.com/lcd/htm...l_modules.html and all 4x20 modules they list are 60mm high. Also, the only 4x20 module listed on http://www.eio.com/lcdprodt.htm is a seiko that is 2"3/8 high (60.3mm).

      Of course I am not set on seiko, it is just that these are available cheaply and conveniently from eio.com.

      Ideally I would like a transflective LCD with positive characters and a switchable, dimmable blue backlight to match my VW passat interior

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