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Old 03-05-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Sales person at the dealership where I got my 545 (used car dealership) said that in the states BMW NA still fixed dead pixels (you just pay for the labor). I have a few on my E39 540i, does anyone know if this is "doable" in Canada too or..?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:43 PM   #2
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I heard that it only works in the US, BMW NA is different than BMW Canada.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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you might be able to find someone locally to repair dead pixels, I remember Justin_E36 repairs dead pixels in clusters.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks..I was just curious since I heard from many people about this issue. It's strange that only owners in the states get this fixed by BMW, well not strange but unfair
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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^^you up for a cruise to the states? i'll gladly pay 100$ to get my cluster pixels to work (half the time 1/4 of the display is dim)
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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^^you up for a cruise to the states? i'll gladly pay 100$ to get my cluster pixels to work (half the time 1/4 of the display is dim)
I don't know if that would work, they probably do that for USA residents/cars registered in the states..? Then again I'm just guessing..
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #7
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i contacted BMWNA about this, and i have not heard back yet. another short end of the stick for the bmw owners in canada.
dont bother with the DIY contact cleaner solution, the issue comes back after week or two. try these guys
http://www.vdorepair.com/
http://www.speedofixer.co.uk/bmw_pixel_repairs.htm
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:16 PM   #8
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i contacted BMWNA about this, and i have not heard back yet. another short end of the stick for the bmw owners in canada.
dont bother with the DIY contact cleaner solution, the issue comes back after week or two. try these guys
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http://www.speedofixer.co.uk/bmw_pixel_repairs.htm
About two years ago I contacted them and I got a reply saying they only do this in USA but sometimes they will do it for Canadian owners if the car is relatively new and under 100,000km

BS if you ask me, same cars are here and in USA and this is the same problem, but there they will fix it even if the car is 10 years old and with over 200,000km (know a huy who had it fixed, paid $75 for labor and that was it).

I just thought maybe something changed since I contacted them..
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:11 PM   #9
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I contacted BMWNA shortly after I got my used 99 540i with the pixel problem... My car had 109,000 km and was 3.5 years old.

They politely told me to contact BMW Canada who very politely told me it is expected that a vehicle which is out of warranty require maintenance and repairs who's costs for same should be borne by the owner.

I didn't want to bother arguing that maybe the U.S. vehicle owners expected their cars be built to a higher standard, which results in BMWNA agreeing to incur this cost vs having the owner incur.

I heard also that the reason BMWNA is doing this is because the new cluster is subsidized by the manufacturer as a result of improper assembly when they were originally made... that being said, since U.S. residence pay the labour... BMWNA has no out of pocket expense and comes out smelling like a rose.
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Why we can't get what we want in CANADA...no euro spec e36 m3s, no M3 csl, no GTR BNR 34...no pixel fix?????? Come on...
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:21 PM   #11
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pixel fix is pretty easy, i did it on my e36. its a lil time consuming cause u have to be gentle with everything but other then that its pretty easy. there are quite a few diy's on bimmerforums, they are quite detailed as well
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Why we can't get what we want in CANADA...no euro spec e36 m3s, no M3 csl, no GTR BNR 34...no pixel fix?????? Come on...
There was 45 euro specs imported to canada in 94.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:23 PM   #13
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Cool Dead Pixels

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Sales person at the dealership where I got my 545 (used car dealership) said that in the states BMW NA still fixed dead pixels (you just pay for the labor). I have a few on my E39 540i, does anyone know if this is "doable" in Canada too or..?


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Please PM me and i will give you a guys number in Guelph German mechanic i deal with he uses someone in Kitchener and its $300.00 with warranty

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:30 PM   #14
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when i had dead pixels on my obc in my e36 i looked up a diy on the net and fixed it myself. Actually wasn't that hard to do
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:07 PM   #15
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Fixing E39 speedo pixels is a bit more complex then the E36. There is detailed DIY for the E39 speedo fix.

HAHA Quote form www.speedofix.com


"We are an established company based in Toronto, Canada in 2001. Specializing in digital odometers mileage correction and programming on all vehicle's instrument clusters (including bikes) and other related diagnostic and repair issues. We offer a fast mobile and reliable service through Great Toronto Area and by postal services. If the mileage reading on your odometer is not match your original we advice you to let us carry about it! SpeedoFix is offering a complete service to fix your odometer reading - adjust mileage to any value you believe is accurate and legit."

are you kidding me, they are advertising pulilng back odometers. Catch phrase - "adjust mileage to any value you believe is accurate and legit" ??????????? UMMMM
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