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The LCD lights on the display almost entirely gone out. Problem started 6 mo ago, graduallly more pixels went out. Then suddenly nearly all went out. It's a BMW 530i, 2003, with only 54k miles. Is there a fix without replacing entire radio?? How common is this problem?? Many thanx for your help.

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I have seen this happen a handful of times, it is not all that common. Unfortunately there is no fix aside from replacing the whole head unit, essentially the whole radio head display...

I found one here on ebay that will save you a good bit of change if you want to replace it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-BMW-5SERIES-RADIO-OEM-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem19bc6ea2ddQQitemZ110535549661QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo


That should be the same radio to my knowledge, although there are a few variations. If it is not please let me know.

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions or concerns, just reply to my answer here and I will be right back with you.

Tim

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