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)
We bought a 540i back in the spring with 97,000 miles. The piwel displayed just below the tach and speedo are disappearing. It is a challenge to make out the mileage. I had heard a few references to the fact that BMWNA will rpelace the part but not the labor to install. Just before we bought this car we had the local BMW dealer do a "Pre-purchase Inspection". The pixel display was one of the issues on the inspection. I will have to look back at that inspection, but I am just about positive that they listed the part and labor to fix the display. The part was around $600-$700.
What do I need to do to get BMWNA to replace the part? Is this a job that I can do if I get my hands on the part? I give myself 3 1/2 wrenches out of a possible 5 wrenches.
Do a search under "pixels", "dashboard"... We have covered this many times. The unit you're talking about is a little more difficult to replace but can be done if you take your time. I had mine done at the dealer for around $400.
Check www.BMRPARTS.com or call them. They may have a unit in stock.
Also, as a reference check www.realoem.com It shows you how to assemble/disassemble parts & their part numbers.
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