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    740i inst panel removal

    Hello,
    I'm new to the forum and to BMW's also. Thinking seriously about buying a 1999 740il.
    The digital display section on the main gauge panel has many inoperative pixels. Have heard this may be simply a bad connection to the instrument panel.
    My question...can I tilt the instrument cluster out by removing the screws directly above the bezel?

    Also, are there any major chronic problems with this model to consider before I buy?
    Any inputs appreciated.
    Best regards, Hal

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    Re: 740i inst panel removal

    This board has been pretty quiet for some time and covers the 7 from 2002 to 2009. You might get help on the 7 Series (E38) board that would cover a 1999 model.

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    Yes you can. Pixels do go bad. There is sometimes

    a fix or fixers for this. Reard and search at e38.org and on bim merboard dot com in the e38 section.

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    Did you search?

    there are some great explanations with pictures in the archives. Use the search button on the right.

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    Pixel Cure

    On my 1999 540i with 140k the gauge panel was suffering. I wanted to replace the leather gaiter on the steering column, and the glove box door piston. I had to remove the instrument gauge panel, as well as everything on the dashboard and "A" columns.

    When I reinstalled it the missing pixels reappeared. I'd recommend using De-Oxit on the main plug and connector before spending a dime on it.
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    Try e38.org. A wealth of information over there.
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