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Old 03-29-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Display Pixels Disappearing ahhhhh!!!!!!

the display unit under the speedometer is a pixel display and some of them are missling and its driving me crazy. there are manuals on how to repair these missing display pixels. anyone have one or know how to do it on a E39 540i let me know?
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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i don't know if there are any manuals, its typically a dealer fix. if the car is under warranty, the warranty should cover it, but if not it's probably a pricey fix because i think they replace the whole gauge cluster here in Canada, i think state side in some places they just replace the screen and it costs like 100$, but for a whole cluster its something like 1000$?. You know how dealer likes to replace more parts than they need to make $$$.

Bottom line talk to the dealer, if its under warranty fix it.
i have dead pixels on my radio display on my 530, i'm not going to bother to fix it, shouldn't be listening to the radio in a BMW anyways.

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Old 03-30-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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I have just one column missing on the Odo. Not to worry yet as my extended warranty covers it for two years... but I bookmarked:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=901626

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http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums...postid=1570167
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:20 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if it applies in Canada, but BMWNA pays for parts and you pay for labour to get the pixel issue fixeed
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:22 PM   #5
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BMWNA doesn't apply to canada. I have 2 lines out in my cluster too. I'm just gonna wait for more to go and then get a new cluster.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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BMWNA doesn't apply to canada. I have 2 lines out in my cluster too. I'm just gonna wait for more to go and then get a new cluster.
M5 cluster? That's gotta be some serious cash...
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:43 AM   #7
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M5 cluster? That's gotta be some serious cash...
yea like 1500
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:53 PM   #8
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That sucks...I thought Canada was included in North America. BMWNA should cover all of North America
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:43 PM   #9
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thats too much....you can get some nice wheels for that money
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:50 PM   #10
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this was just discussed not too long ago, See post #7 for the cheapest way to fix the issue, if you go with it let us know the outcome
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102113
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:01 PM   #11
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Thumbs up Got lucky...

Had mine replaced under warranty and BMW gave me a modded one with stock M5 cluster rings (M-Tech style ) !
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:19 PM   #12
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Had mine replaced under warranty and BMW gave me a modded one with stock M5 cluster rings (M-Tech style ) !
Those rings look wicked...BUT...now you're not the only one with them, mine are in the mail, will have them installed shortly!!
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Talking ^ Funny...

Got you hooked on 'em.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #14
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I saw a e39 m5 cluster on kijiji.ca for $400.00 I am not sure if it's sold. Good deal if all is well with it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:46 AM   #15
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the display unit under the speedometer is a pixel display and some of them are missling and its driving me crazy. there are manuals on how to repair these missing display pixels. anyone have one or know how to do it on a E39 540i let me know?
There are other ways to fix the pixel display but always try this one first:
http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/e38/1570167-1.html
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