Computer light on Dash - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 02:57 PM
Neutral Member
 
Twin Que's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twin Que is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Hey gents,
My MID lights (I believe this is the correct terminology) on my dash that display info from my OBC and audio, look like a neon sign gone bad. Many are blown and they display almost illegible information. The lights are located under the speedometer/tachometer. Anyone ever replaced this panel? About how much should I expect to pay?


1997 E39 540i

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='colorurple'>Friendship is Essential to the Soul</span> </span>
Twin Que is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:10 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tucson, Az
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Phantomstorm is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Phantomstorm Send a message via MSN to Phantomstorm Send a message via Yahoo to Phantomstorm

Hello: You may wish to consider buying a new cluster from Ebay. Currently there are several - one that is factory new (Item number: 2471405515). My understanding is that your onboard computer stores all the vehicle information and the cluster just displays it. So it should make no difference in the readings after changed.
Additionally, I remember seeing a guy on Ebay that was offering a repair for the exact same issue. He had this cute little icon that showed the lites going on and off. I just tried to find him..but I couldnt find the listing.
Good luck either way. If I locate this listing I will get it to you.
Phantomstorm is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:52 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tucson, Az
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Phantomstorm is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Phantomstorm Send a message via MSN to Phantomstorm Send a message via Yahoo to Phantomstorm
The guy doing the repair listed it under the following - now closed auction.

BMW Cluster MID LCD Repair e38 e39 x5 1 Year Item number: 2467746690

I am sure you could still contact him if he interest you. Good luck
Phantomstorm is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 09:50 PM
Neutral Member
 
Twin Que's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twin Que is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Phantom Storm, Thanks........ Will continue to look on Ebay......

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='colorurple'>Friendship is Essential to the Soul</span> </span>
Twin Que is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 02:46 PM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
NO...Do not buy the replacement yet! Contact BMWNA customer relations and see if they will arrange for your dealer to replace it for you. You only have to pay an hour's labor.

I got mine replaced for $78

Contact her: Leonora.Vlaovich@bmwna.com

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 04:24 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
mrogers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Posts: 552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mrogers is an unknown quantity at this point
Will BMNA CR do the replacements for E34's as well? My friend has a '95 535i and there's a row missing right in the middle of the display under his speedo/tach.

Anyone who ever buys used cars online, anyone even THINKING of starting a &quot;Is this deal too good to be true?&quot; thread, anyone who wants to be more educated about protecting themselves must <a href='http://www.carbuyingtips.com/fraud.htm' target='_blank'>read this</a>.

<img src='http://www.3xmk.com/mrogers-files/forums/bmw/bmw_sig_small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
mrogers is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 05:58 PM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
I doubt they will do E34s. So far, I have only heard deals with E39s.
But you can always try...

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 08:25 PM
Neutral Member
 
Twin Que's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twin Que is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Hey man,
Thanks a bunch, I'm emailing her tonight!!!!
Will let you know the outcome...
r/

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='colorurple'>Friendship is Essential to the Soul</span> </span>
Twin Que is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 09:27 PM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
I'm thinking the one reason they might not do it in your case is coz' your car is a 97. That makes it 8 years! How many miles you have on her?

When I wrote in for mine, my car was 3 years old with 80k. but it was out of warranty.
Anyway, no harm trying, good luck!

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 06:29 AM
Neutral Member
 
Twin Que's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twin Que is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I have 101K on my 97. It looks pristine like new. II do know 7 years is a lot of time in car years but I gave it a shot anyway. Nothing to lose!!! I played on the fact that I have been a BMW owner for 16 years. Appreciate the advice & got my fingers crossed. Will post the results.

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='colorurple'>Friendship is Essential to the Soul</span> </span>
Twin Que is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 10:56 PM
Neutral Member
 
Twin Que's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twin Que is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
All,
Got a positive repsonse from BMWNA already. They asked for additional information....... Have provided & now have my fingers crossed. Highly suggest anyone experiencing the same problem, send a note to the email address above.....
r/

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='colorurple'>Friendship is Essential to the Soul</span> </span>
Twin Que is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 12:22 AM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
Good for you, good mann....hope it works out.
That's the way to go, be nice and hope...instead of getting nasty and demand.
They don't have to do it for you, but they might out of goodwill...

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 02:58 AM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
So what's the deal, Twin Que?
Did BMWNA get it all worked out for you?

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 04:59 AM
Neutral Member
 
Twin Que's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twin Que is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
As a matter of fact, working on replacing them now. BMWNA offered to pay half for the parts. I have to chunk in the other half & labor. The disclaimer for me was the age of the car. Since that year comes with three different dash clusters, not sure how much it will be..... I am sure labor will hurt $$$s in the long run. Going to weigh the cost benefit before repair.......

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='colorurple'>Friendship is Essential to the Soul</span> </span>
Twin Que is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 11:09 AM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
I would guess...
an hour's labor plus $200 for the part. (at half price)
Not too bad.

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"help! I Want Better Headlights On My 3er!" jlevi 3-Series (E46, E90) 55 11-19-2012 01:23 PM
Please help with dash light!!!! romans328 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 09-08-2005 12:17 AM
Help !! - Cluster Light - Computer Light Issue torkboi 3-Series (E21, E30) 7 12-17-2004 12:44 AM
COMPUTER CHECK - TAIL LIGHT FAILURE?!?? kraze0g 3-Series (E36) 3 06-25-2004 10:30 PM
dash computer lights Aladdin 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 3 05-20-2004 12:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome