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chrissly
11-14-2004, 02:38 AM
I am losing the pixels on the dash computer readout and the odometer I understand that the pc board is glued has anyone managed to solve this problem

Cabriolet
11-14-2004, 11:20 AM
This is a common problem covered in other posts. Here is a link http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48896&highlight=pixels

Here is a link to a company that repairs the problem. I plan to get mine done too.
http://www.vdorepair.com/

dagoo98
11-15-2004, 09:45 AM
I don't want to send it out and wait. Are there any other reasonably priced solutions?

Cabriolet
11-15-2004, 09:32 PM
Not that I am aware of. Replacing it at the dealer will cost big bucks. Send it off while you are away for a few days. They claim they can do it quickly.

Speedfreak
11-17-2004, 10:34 AM
Last week mine did the same thing. This week the pixels are back. :dunno:

M.Wong
11-17-2004, 10:43 AM
This is a common problem covered in other posts. Here is a link http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48896&highlight=pixels


dagoo98 and Speedfreak,
Did you look at the second post in this thread? BMWNA should do this for anyone in the USA. Unfortunately, no luck for Canadians yet.

Speedfreak
11-17-2004, 12:24 PM
Yeah! I don't think it would help for me to talk to anyone unless mine go out again.

M.Wong
11-17-2004, 01:42 PM
Ahhh, someone once posted the same issue. They took pictures of it before calling BMWNA and had no problems, even though they came back on once in a while.

Speedfreak
11-17-2004, 02:40 PM
Excellent idea! :thumbup: I'll do that if they go off again.
Thanks.

Cabriolet
11-17-2004, 10:47 PM
Sent my dash to VDO Repair yesterday. I'm looking forward to getting back a functioning dash. It never worked since I owned the car. I hope it doesn't take too long as I have to drive a Honda while I wait. :cry:

dagoo98
11-18-2004, 07:48 AM
Yeah! I don't think it would help for me to talk to anyone unless mine go out again.

It will definitely go out eventually, mine was intermittent for a period of time now the pixels are mostly gone.

dagoo98
12-16-2004, 07:57 AM
I had mine replaced by the dealer, BMWNA covered the parts. I paid for the labor $120 and now my cluster shows perfectly. I can see all the information clearly.

dagoo98
12-16-2004, 09:49 AM
Last week mine did the same thing. This week the pixels are back. :dunno:


This will continue to happen for awhile and then they will not come back.