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Old 03-18-2013, 11:44 PM
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AC/Heat control unit pixel repair

Does anyone know how I can fix pixels for the ac/heat control unit? I have searched around and seen there is a flat ribbon to be replaced that will fix the issue but I only see them for e38 models and I have an 06' e53... the passenger side pixels for the heat/air control unit is all messed up.. driver side is fine but I would like to fix it and make it look as it should.. I can hardly tell what degrees the passenger side is set to.. if anyone knows a place where I can purchase the flat ribbon to fix this issue on a e53 or any other alternatives to fix this problem id be greatly appreciative.. I can provide pics if needed so I can better show the issue...thanks in advance..


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Old 03-19-2013, 06:11 AM
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The e39 & e53 share the same MIDs...so in your search, if you run across any repair DIYs or parts for the e39 MID it will be the same for your e53.

If your search puts you in the market for a used MID...then remember that there are 2 types, low & high...and you must replace the MID with the same type & configuration as what you removed. So if you don't have DSP and you have the low MID...then you must replace it with the same type....installing a HIGH MID or one that has DSP will cause unnecessary issues.


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Old 03-20-2013, 10:00 AM
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I think he's referring to the display in the HVAC, not the MID that is used for the radio.

There's a guy on eBay that does repair for E36 HVAC control, maybe the original poster should contact him.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:41 PM
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Oops...boy did I miss that one...thanks...and sorry for posting info about the MID
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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