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I have a 97 540i and the onboard computer, the one under the odometer does not work right. The words and numbers do not light up correctly. Does anybody know how to fix this problem, without breaking the bank and taking it to the dealer.
The only solution that I have heard of is to have the board replaced. An attorney on another Forum (Roadfly) has been sucessful at getting BMW to pay for the replacement part as a minimum, sometimes even labor. Good luck.
E39 - 1998 540iA Sport (11/97 Production)
E30 - 1989 M3 (44k miles)
1979 Triumph TR7, still have my first car ;-)
E21 - 1980 320i (sold at 130k)
E23 - 1986 735i
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I had the same problem just fixed. Mine is E34 model. My problem is Odometer and trip meter aren't lighting up. These two are in one small window. I initially thought bad LCD's. But I was wrong. I pulled the dash and found out the bulb was blown. Just replaced one bulb. Cost $2.65 (brought from Dealer). Time 20 minutes. Using flash light you should still see the odometer numbers.
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