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Re: Help need a used on board computer display (archive)

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Posted by Dave on January 03, 2001 at 11:09:21:

In Reply to: Help need a used on board computer display posted by 735i e32 on January 02, 2001 at 15:18:11:

You can double check the dealer's analysis by taking a flashlight and, in the dark, shine the light at the display at various shallow angles with the car running. Your should be able to make out the correct display information if, indeed, the display is functional. Then it is just the bulbs that are gone. If you cannot make out any correct display info, the display is truly dead. Sometimes direct sunlight, at a shallow angle will produce the same results. The OBC display can obviously be checked against the display at the bottom, center of the instrument pod. I was able to do this with my '89 735i to determine that just the bulbs were out. This is the most common display failure. Dave


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