Question about 2005 BMW X5
The lights on the radio display of my BMW X5 are starting to go out. Some of them are light and some of them are not. It makes it very hard to read what radio station you are on and how to work the other functions of the radio such as the CD player. Do you know what the problem could be or how to fix this?
BMW has a free fix for that! It's a factory recall with the pixels. Check with your dealer.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
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Posted on Nov 17, 2011
There is no recall for this. If the pixels are out on the odometer, they should repair it. Radio- no dice. Any way, the root cause is the cable that attaches to the LED screen is a clamped ribbon cable. The connection points corrode and the lights go out. This is why sometimes your iPhone charger doesn't work and you have to clean the plug. The solution is to remove the radio and send it to an aftermarket company that specializies in this. They will replace the cable connection with soldered joints and the fix will be permanent. BMW started doing this in 2004 so that's why you see this fault on 2003 and older. I have one already repaired with the permanent fix. I replaced it with a Nav vsystem. I will sell for 150$. The replacement is super easy. Remove the left knob. There is a small hole behind this knob. Use a small Allen key and turn 1/4 turn to unlock and pullradiostraight out. To replace just slide radio in until it clicks.
Posted on May 02, 2017
I just purchase an x5 2003 can bmw fix any recall problems it recall for that year today?
Posted on Feb 15, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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