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Is my Idrive dying?? thin lines of colors on screen

tldoxmf872010-08-18 09:17:09 +0000 #1
Okay, so I was just driving the other night and I suddenly noticed the screen turns black (I could still see the backlight so it was not completely off).

Then after driving a few miles suddenly the screen came back on like nothing happened. When it showed up again it had the map direction of travel which I was using and so I think just the screen was off.

The very next day, the Idrive screen again screwed up. But this time it had many lines with different colors (looked like an f'ed up computer screen) and I checked to see if all other functions were working by pressing the voice button and it was indeed working. Music was still playing too.

I got to the gym so I turned off the car.. work out for about an hour and a half and came back but the screen turns white and then black. I can see faint lines of colors.. music and stuff still works.

So I just start heading home and in the middle I had to get off the car once with engine running, when I got back inside the screen was ON again. And perfectly normal like nothing happened!

Anyone know what the heck is going on?

Should I be worried?


2kaccordocoupe2010-08-18 09:29:10 +0000 #2
BMW electrical gremlins at work again. Keep an eye on it. If it becomes persistent you will need to take it in for service.
tldoxmf872010-08-18 09:51:27 +0000 #3
Okay... Now when I start the car there will be a brief white screen and pitch black.

Now I don't see any backlights. The screen seems to be completely turned off.

But other idrive function like the cd player, aux, voice command works so I guess it's just the screen.

Any guess on what the problem might be? Lose cable? Blown fuse?

I heard Idrive screen fuse is used with trunk light and compartment light as well and they're both fine so I guess it's not the fuse.

Anyone know how much it would cost just to replace the screen?

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