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To confirm, sometimes it shows nothing, and sometimes it shows two dots?
Yes, it does sound like pixels.
This is a common problem. BMW has started covering this for customers because it is so common. You need to call their customer service department ( 1(NNN) NNN-NNNN). I believe there is a customer copay for this fix.
If your vehicle will not be covered by BMW, you can look into outside repair services such as:
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Yes if the temp guage goes out it usually displays some hugely negative number.
I would contact BMW customer service first to see what they suggest, then your dealer next.
The pixel issue is common and they can fail in random ways. If you do some google searches you will find a lot of info from people who have experienced the same thing.
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This isn't something that you can properly fix without replacing the panel.
There are some do it yourself articles out there on band aid solutions though. None of these are really permanent fixes though. The only permanent fix is to replace the LCD panel. As I mentioned before, I suggest you contact BMW to see if they are willing to cover a portion of it.
Here is one of the more thurough articles.
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What about my answer is incomplete?
Your question was whether or not your problem is the temp sensor, or the display. I believe I have answered this question and have suggested all of you options and provided a do it yourself guide.
What else would you like to know in order to be satisfied with my answer?