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Old 09-03-2010, 05:39 AM
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E38 E91 (R56 E30 E39)
Location: Seattle WA
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,325
Mein Auto: The E38
Years ago you would get a remanufactured instrument cluster, which could be upwards of $650. Labor and coding was 1.0 to 1.5 hours.

An entire instrument cluster, not just the pixel/display board or ribbon.

(Photo from VDORepair website.)

Remember, it's a good will offer, they could give you nothing. The longer you owned the car (for example, original owner or second owner since 2002, etc.) the more generous BMWNA had been. While BMWNA's offer may not sound good to you, these cars are getting old and not too many companies would cover any costs for a 10+ year old product.

That being said, many have paid $300 with VDORepair rather than take the BMWNA offer.
E38 2000 740iL Orient Blue
E91 2012 328xiT Alpine White

Passed on to new families:
E30 1987 325i Royal Blue
E39 2003 540i/6 Sterling Gray
R56 2010 Mini Cooper S British Racing Green

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