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Old 02-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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pixel problems

the radio and computer display has 1 or 2 rows of pixels out. Any fix? Car is an '02 525it
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Easiest fix is replacing the OBC. Its as easy as popping the old one out and the new one in. Of course, you'll need to disconnect and connect the connectors in the back. You can actually reach in from the top of the sunglasses holder and push it out. I use a small flat head and carefully pry out the left side while pushing it out from underneath. Just grab the damn thing and pull it out, they're are no retainer screws.

The 7 button and 11 button obc's are interchangeable. The 11 button however is plagued with dead pixel issues. It is easiest of course to swap with a similar one to what you already have. If you have an 11, the 18 button will fit but require a lot of wiring for all functions to be available.

A new OBC is available on eBay for cheap.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thanx wife has car of course will see what is needed later.Great advice!
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:39 AM   #5
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A good answer, DEATH2000!
Useful for me as well as I had the same problems! Nice!
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