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    MID repair...

    I am looking for 1st person experience from either of these two suppliers doing MID/clock repair...Thank you,
    Tom
    German Audio Tech
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    BAVTEK

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    German audio tech has been doing it for years and offers a lifetime warranty. Both these places are hard to get a hold of. German audio tech only answers through their eBay, and BavTek is just some guys cell phone that calls you back when he feels like it or in my case, not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killian665 View Post
    German audio tech has been doing it for years and offers a lifetime warranty. Both these places are hard to get a hold of. German audio tech only answers through their eBay, and BavTek is just some guys cell phone that calls you back when he feels like it or in my case, not at all.
    I did use BavTek and he had the MID repaired and shipped out day after he received it from me. I think I had better luck texting him but he also had a website where you can send an email. Turnaround time for me was ten days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDP530 View Post
    I did use BavTek and he had the MID repaired and shipped out day after he received it from me. I think I had better luck texting him but he also had a website where you can send an email. Turnaround time for me was ten days.
    Recently?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat BMW View Post
    Recently?
    Thanks!
    Tomas repaired it for me about a month ago or so: 9515224032 http://www.bavtek.com/contact-us/

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    Thumbs up on Bavtek!


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    Keep them coming! Thanks! I have not pulled by MID yet. I see "ribbon" repair in my research. Is this "all inclusive" with either/both vendors? I have some MID pixels out, some faded "bulbs" and now no clock at all.

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    Tomas replaced the ribbon and the four bulbs in my MID. Works fine now but it didn't before, could only see some vertical lines and some dashes.

    IMG_20180122_160210926.jpg

    BTW, it was easy to remove but I needed a 5-sided key to loosen the two screws holding radio in place. I could not get a small screwdriver or smaller hex key to work so I bought the tools on amazon for about $6.
    Last edited by JDP530; 03-06-2018 at 01:07 PM.

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    I had three replacement MID's years ago when BMW would pay for part of the cost and all three failed within a year or so. I then sent one to German Audio Tech in 2012 and it has been perfect since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricinConejo View Post
    I had three replacement MID's years ago when BMW would pay for part of the cost and all three failed within a year or so. I then sent one to German Audio Tech in 2012 and it has been perfect since.
    Yes, BMW did mine under recall about 10 years ago...now it needs it again.

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    Do you have a link for the tools you purchased?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDP530 View Post
    Tomas replaced the ribbon and the four bulbs in my MID. Works fine now but it didn't before, could only see some vertical lines and some dashes.

    IMG_20180122_160210926.jpg

    BTW, it was easy to remove but I needed a 5-sided key to loosen the two screws holding radio in place. I could not get a small screwdriver or smaller hex key to work so I bought the tools on amazon for about $6.
    Do you a link of the tools you purchased.

    Thanks
    1994 850CSi, 2007 M5, 1990 VW Westy Syncro

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    smart person keeps this around, will always have what is needed...
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    But the separate BMW tool only? Here ya go, I have one in the side pocket on a few of my cars...
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    Thank you! And the order is on the way. Now where is this shop in Long Beach that repairs them(the MID)?
    Last edited by Major Cheese; 07-10-2018 at 04:26 PM.
    1994 850CSi, 2007 M5, 1990 VW Westy Syncro

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    order it through the eBay link, it is $25 cheaper than if you go to their site...
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E31-MUL...E/151788109270

    They send you the mailing address... get it back pretty quick too.

    German Audio Tech
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    (562) 786-5312
    Last edited by cartoonz; 07-10-2018 at 06:45 PM.
    '91 Dinan 860 Stage III (new 6L engine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Cheese View Post
    Do you have a link for the tools you purchased?

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    Do you a link of the tools you purchased.

    Thanks
    Here is a link on Amazon for the tools I used to remove the radio: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    MID repair...

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    Last edited by Major Cheese; 07-11-2018 at 07:53 PM.
    1994 850CSi, 2007 M5, 1990 VW Westy Syncro

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    This is helpful as i'll be sending my MID in as well. Any write-up for removing the MID? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamskeez View Post
    This is helpful as i'll be sending my MID in as well. Any write-up for removing the MID? Thanks!
    Removing the radio first makes MID removal very easy.
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    Are there any pictures/instructions to remove the MID?
    Thanks,
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    Disregard..I found the instructions on the Ebay website

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    German Audio Tech was fast! I needed new glass too and turn around was still 24 hours! Installed and looks PERFECT!!!

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    I had this guy repair my MID. Only $99 plus shipping. Sent from AZ to Chicago. Got it there and back in 5 days total. Works fantastic!
    Here is the eBay number for his current listing: 222689095383

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    I used German Audio Tech a number of years ago for my on board computer and everything is still working perfectly. Very happy with the results.

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    The MID and my radio both have display problems. I want to senE774F776-9028-479D-9E7F-9AFA403193D2.jpgd to German Audio Tech. But I don’t know how to remove them from the dash. Also, can anybody tell me which radio this is? I have a remote 6y disc change in the trunk, too.
    Thanks, Zeke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinco66 View Post
    The MID and my radio both have display problems. I want to senE774F776-9028-479D-9E7F-9AFA403193D2.jpgd to German Audio Tech. But I donít know how to remove them from the dash. Also, can anybody tell me which radio this is? I have a remote 6y disc change in the trunk, too.
    Thanks, Zeke
    My 1991 radio looks different but see attached.
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