The active matrix screen, which usually reads out the temperature and other information, located next to the clock/date readout, is malfunctioning. When the sunlight is directly on the screen the text and numbers are visible. It works properly in the sense that it puts the right information on the screen. The problem is, it's only visible when the sun is directly ontop of it. It is not visible at night time, nor during daily driving without direct sunlight. What could be wrong? Is this possibly a bulb problem? I'm not entirely sure how this type of screen works. Anyone with any information, please offer up your input. It would be highly appreciated. Thank you. :wink
__________________ BLACK 1995 BMW E36 325i
• <u>Dinan</u> Performance Software - SOLD!
• High-flow intake w/ Green Performance Filter
• 17 x 8.5 BMW Style 44 Rims
• <u>Pirelli</u> P6 tires 235/45/17
• M3 Spoiler
• Clear Tail Lights, Corners, and Side markers
• 20% Tint all around
• Sylvania Silverstar Bulbs
• <u>Alpine</u> 9831 MP3/CD Player
I don't think the screen itself is replaceable. It may be though. Your best bet would be to go to the dealer and ask the parts guy for a new screen. If he can't find one on their system, then you'll need a new unit.
__________________ <span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
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