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    Got in the car today and noticed I couldn't see my mileage on the screen of the instrument cluster, the service indicator is working fine but its just the mileage/trip meter bit that isn't.

    If I look close enough I can see the digits are still on the screen so I'm assuming its an L.E.D thats burned out.

    Anyone have any knowledge of this problem? Would it be a case of soldering in a new L.E.D or just replacing it in a bulb holder in some way?

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
     

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    I might be wrong, but I think that the illumination is taking care of via a bulb... Will take a look into it...

    Sorry, a bit confused - it's not very clear...http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...92&hg=62&fg=05

    I am sure that an E36 guru will know, and be along soon.
     
     

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    This link shows (in another link) how to correct the display if the pixels are damaged... It says right at the top, there are two bulbs, one for mileage and on for service.....

    Perhaps steve23002 or RYM will know what bulbs they are.

    http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/e...r-surgery.html

    This one is a more detailed procedure and may help more.... http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...-90-Gauges.htm
     
     

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    Cheers Kevin, your a legend

    Now I know whats involved all I've got to do is go order the parts on Monday May aswell order enough to replace all the bulbs to avoid having to do this procedure in the future
     
     

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    Kevin is correct - 2 bulbs, one for mileage, one for service indicator.

    Take cluster out, swap the 2 bulbs around just to ensure it's the bulb and nothing else, then replace.

    5-10mins, tops !
     
     

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