hehe -- the Chilton will not be much help. Bentley ftw.
My clock is also out, but it is just a bulb issue. Check and see if you can notice the clock digits still there when light hits the display at an angle. In that case, all you need is to replace the bulb.
Part number: 62-13-1-383-311
$2.00 @ pelicanparts. com or $2.50 at the dealership
Turkey Fleet Bond Holder
Originally Posted by BMWBeauty416
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Just take a pocket knife or credit card and slide it between the OBC and the center console. The OBC is held in by friction only. Pull the OBC out. Look at the back. You will see several bulbs. When I had to replace one, all the other stoped working until I replaced all of them. I think on mine there were 2 or 3 bulbs (I have the crappy OBC). So pull it out and look and see how many you have. Then take one of the bulbs out. You have to twist it 90 degrees and pull it for it to come out. I was able to use a dime to twist the bulbs, but a flat head screw driver would work better. But keep in mind it is easy to strip, the base is just plastic/rubber and easily gets torn or ripped or otherwise striped. Then take the bulb to the stealership and make sure they give you the same one. In mine the bulb base was black and they tried to give me a bulb with a tan base, it did not work. So double check and make sure that it is exactly the same. I don't know for sure if you have to replace all at once, but in my case I did.
Thanks you guys. Drz, looking forward to your post. I've only got two more weeks of school so I'm not exactly sure when I'll get to it (although not having a clock in my car is a surprisingly GIGANTIC pain in the ass!).
^Thanks. Finals and ex-bf problems took over my life.
I thought I should also mention that the display for my radio station and CD changer will go out sometimes, too. A fuse somewhere? Damnit, I've had this car for years and this is the first electrical problem that I've encountered.
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