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Thread: 740i inst panel removal
08-04-2010 01:12 AM #1
740i inst panel removal
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
08-04-2010 06:38 AM #2
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09-17-2010 12:08 PM #4
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10-03-2013 12:16 AM #5
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.
12-21-2013 10:19 AM #6
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