Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
I don't know about the display on the '05 LT, but BMW has had some problems with pixel loss on some of their cars, especially late '90s and early '00 5 and 7 series cars. Some have cleared those up by removing the cluster and cleaning the connectors, others have had them replaced under warranty. I am on a couple web forums for the cars also, since I have a 5 and a 7.
An entire line out on an LCD though sounds like a bad multiplexer chip in the display driver, or a bad connection from it to the LCD panel. Bad LCD connections could be caused by stress in mounting, depending on the type of connections it has.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.