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7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:43 AM
LIL RAJA LIL RAJA is offline
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Cluster pixaliation, what are my choices

this thing is driving me nuts. any solution? do bmw cover this since it's a faulty design?
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:51 AM
Ultm8drvnmchn Ultm8drvnmchn is offline
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I seriously doubt BMW will give you a dime towards the pixel problem. I see an advertisement banner on the forum from VDO gauges. $199. or something to fix the pixels if you ship the cluster to them. Dont know how many here have used the service. Its on my to-do list for sure. Also E38.Org shows a how to on how to remove the cluster and clean it. Seems like some folks have had good results with that.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:45 PM
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In the past, BMWNA has helped cover the cost of a cluster replacement. I had mine replaced for labor only (roughly 1 hour of labor) & free parts.

In e38.org there is info on who to contact at BMWNA to start the process. I understand it depends kinda on how long you've owned your BMW, any previous BMWs owned & other factors.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:59 AM
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I just did the clean on E38.org (found tape over the ABS, DSC & airbag warning lights gggggrrrrrrrr). I'll let you know how it goes when I get it back in the dash
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:30 PM
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Tried this today. Results: no change
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