If the instruments are starting to pixilate, will it get worse over time till it disappears altogether or just stay the same?

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Asked by Jun 03, 2015 at 06:06 PM about the 2001 BMW 5 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 530i E39 BMW with dashboard pixilation of instruments: does this repair involve taking out the whole dash?  Is it major?  Or can I just put up with it?

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Yes, it'll get worse over time. The only fix I know of is to replace the instrument cluster, climate control panel, radio, or whatever instrument(s) has the failing pixels. HTH. -Jim

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It's the instrument cluster. Thanks, Jim.

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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You can have it repaired by sending out the cluster to someone. There are several companies on eBay that will do it, just be careful and research the company before you go buy the service.

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