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Old 12-31-2004, 11:51 AM
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e60 Instrument Panel Blanked

While I was driving down the road the other day, my instrument panel died. The speedometer and tachometer both read zeros, fuel guage showed empty, and the center display (odometer, distance to empty, temperature, etc.) was off. Looking at the panel, you'd think the car had been turned off. When I reached my destination, I turned off the engine and restarted it; the instrument panel was fine.

Has anyone else seen this phenomenon? Fortunately, it happened during the afternoon on familiar roads, but I imagine it would be highly disconcerting at night in an unfamiliar location. By the way, the iDrive nav display continued to work fine, but of course it doesn't have a speedometer.

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