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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:54 PM
gatoslocos gatoslocos is offline
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2002 530i dashborad light problem

Has anyone dealt with part of the dashboard lights on and part off? My mechanic says I need a new panel. Any cheaper-better alternatives? Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:54 PM
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the first thing u need to know is exactly why they aren't working, is it the circuit board on the back of the cluster? is it the lighting control ? a circuit board can be repaired, but its all a guess till u know exactly why they don't work
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:14 PM
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There are 5 bulbs in the back of the instrument panel that illuminate the dash. The cost about $2.50-$4 each depending on where you get them. It is item #2 on this link: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...09&hg=62&fg=05
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:13 AM
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Typing /cluster F3 in the best links nets a few good links, e.g.,
- How to remove the instrument cluster (1) (2)

And,
- How to tell whether you have the high or low on board computer cluster (1) & a video showing how to unlock the low OBC (1) or the high OBC cluster for diagnostics (1) (2)
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:35 PM
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Why are some of the pixels in my dash and radio going out
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:41 PM
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Why are some of the pixels in my dash and radio going out

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Why are some of the pixels in my dash and radio going out?
Cut you sen some quotation?


What I do need?
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:34 PM
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What?
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