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Old 03-07-2005, 04:12 AM
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E39 Dash Alpha display problems

My E39, 528i has elements / pixels missing from the dashboard display.
Most frustrating when scanning the phone directory.
Has anyone encounted this before? Is there a common problem?
Do I need to pull the dash apart?

Any info would be greatly received here in the "outback".
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:46 AM
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Yes, it is a common problem... here, we have had some luck with BMWNA covering some of the costs. Take a look at this post about BMWNA's response (Only good in the USA.)

DIY repair (though likely a temporary fix.)

VDO Repair is an option.

Instrument cluster removal instructions and photos.

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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