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I crashed (lowside) my Scrambler, and I broke the headlight, and the control panel (the gauge). I got a used one from Ebay, then I found out that is not as easy as just replace it (physically it it).


Turns out that is not as dumb as I though. If you replace it, it will activate the "Immobilizer System" which prevents the bike to start the engine, because it won't recognize your keys.

It looks like if you buy a "virgin" (aka new) there is a way to program it with your keys (the procedure is at the bike workshop pdf that is somewhere around the forum too).

The good news is that I made a "frankenstein" using both, because the PCB circuit was intact, but the LCD and the exterior. It's a good thing Ducati is not like Apple, and I was able to replace the LCD from the good one, and use the case too.

To do that, you only need Torx 6 and 9, and just be careful while disassembling, but it's really straight forward. The crucial part is the flex cable of the LCD itself that it might be tricky put it back.

Adding few photos for reference:
Removing back screws


Removing plastic cover and symbols



Disassembling gauge parts
 
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Well done. And a brilliant write up too. I've always been aware that the immobiliser was in the dash but hadn't thought about swapping the innards over. (If I ever needed to, and hopefully never will)
We are lucky that the Scrambler dash can be dismantled. On most of the other models the dash is hermetically sealed and they end up destroyed if you try to take them apart.
 

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Good Work! Thank you for this.

Is it possible to remove the plastic cover without taking the entire control panel off?
 

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Good Work! Thank you for this.

Is it possible to remove the plastic cover without taking the entire control panel off?
I am a little late to the convo, but just ran into the same issue. I could not get the plastic cover off independently from the ring and other plastic trim pieces. Ducati also does not offer this piece as a replacement, leaving you to replace the whole unit if this lens cracks. I was able to take a clear water resistant epoxy and fill in the crack. It is not perfect, but at least it prevents moisture from getting into the LCD screen now.



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