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Old 08-21-2009, 11:43 AM
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Location: Thousand Oaks CA
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Mein Auto: 1997 528i
I took my MID apart and swapped the backlight panel with another one from salvage unit. Had to do this to get the good LCD with the good back light together in one unit. Bulbs didn't look easily serviceable. It was an interesting task for me but if you do it, count on buying a replacement mid, then you won't be disappointed if it doesn't' go right. Getting the mid out of the car is like 30 seconds. Alert - the electrical connector has a plastic lever that swings 90 degrees to release. A nice design but be aware it's there.
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