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Old 10-08-2017, 08:57 PM
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Think it would fix this?
A bright flash light to the dash had no effect.
No, my suggestion for the backlights would be if you lost whole sections of the display. Somehow you've got pixels not working... as bcredliner said above.

BTW on mine (182k miles now), I had 2 backlights go out (and replaced all 5 with new), and have not a single pixel bad. No record of the PO having any related fix, but the repair records I got were incomplete, so maybe mine is relatively new.
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Not unusual to lose pixels at 100,000 miles or more. I think the majority of members remove it and send it off for repair.
Had no idea they could repair this issue... found a place on the web that does it for $200. Looks like they are currently out of stock at the moment.

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Turns out this place is not far from where I live. I'll just take it in
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Had no idea they could repair this issue... found a place on the web that does it for $200. Looks like they are currently out of stock at the moment.

BMW e38, E39, X5 and M5 Instrument cluster repair, lifetime warranty

Turns out this place is not far from where I live. I'll just take it in
Took mine there a couple years ago to be repaired. They did it while I waited. Took about 20 minutes.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:19 AM
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Finally made it to the 350,000 mile mark while towing 413 cubic inches of Pontiac muscle back from Oklahoma.
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Finally made it to the 350,000 mile mark while towing 413 cubic inches of Pontiac muscle back from Oklahoma.
thats great, how were you able to keep all your pixels from not going out? did you replace the instrument cluster?
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Wholly crap! and i was here worried about my 180K odometer on my 02 4.4 at what point was your first timing chain guide replacement? I haven't done mine yet and been kinda worried.
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Wholly crap! and i was here worried about my 180K odometer on my 02 4.4 at what point was your first timing chain guide replacement? I haven't done mine yet and been kinda worried.
Stay worried.

He's got the 3.0i, which does not have the same chain guide concerns that the V8's do. But, for everything else on srmmmm's car, especially the AT with original fluid, ... and Wow.
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thats great, how were you able to keep all your pixels from not going out? did you replace the instrument cluster?

The instrument cluster is original, but I did have to sent the radio display out for pixel repair. I try not to run the dash lighting any brighter than I need to at night.


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Wholly crap! and i was here worried about my 180K odometer on my 02 4.4 at what point was your first timing chain guide replacement? I haven't done mine yet and been kinda worried.

Sorry, I forgot to put my standard closing on - I've got the 3.0




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Stay worried.

He's got the 3.0i, which does not have the same chain guide concerns that the V8's do. But, for everything else on srmmmm's car, especially the AT with original fluid, ... and Wow.

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