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The LED display on my console is starting to become unreadable from lights burning out can I fix or do I replace? If so where?

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You cannot replace bulbs in the led display you will either have to buy a new one from BMW or get one from a scrap yard. This is a common problem with all the BMW's with the led displays.

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