The lower half of the LED Odometer/Trip meter on my 1997 E36 328i instrument cluster is temperamental and sometimes doesn't display. It is DEFINATELY not the bulbs on the cluster causing the problem as I have pulled the cluster and checked/replaced them all.
I have removed and seperated the cluster halves successfully before but can't see any obvious means of seperating the black plastic rear housing from the circuit board (which will be necessary for me to check the electronics mounted on the rear of the board for what I suspect may be a cracked or dry joint on the back of the LED odometer display, caused by excessive pressure when resetting the trip meter.
I suspect that the housing may be moulded to the board, necessitating drilling out the plastic sprues and replacing them with insulated connectors after the repair has been made. Just wondering if anyone has ever performed this type of surgery before and if there is a secret simple way of seperating the board from the rear cluster housing.