Pixel Repair For Your Dashboard As The Future Becomes Reality

Pixel Repair Becomes More Apparent With Dashboard Development


We all remember KITT don’t we, the talking dashboard that had more buttons than a nuclear reactors control panel. Well how close are we to the reality of our cars soon looking like this with digital dashboards becoming so much more apparent and the new “standard” within car manufacturing accross the world.

We have all seen the dashboard come on so much in the last decade, it is scary to think about just how little our old dashboard could actually do and tell us back in the 80’s, let alone how little we could control from the pilots position as driver of our vehicle, that is when compared to todays smart phone compatible dashboard technology allowing us to surf, navigate, even communicate via phone call and text & so much more. For example look here below we have:


MK 2 Escort Dashboard  produced from 1975


Since this time we have seen developments similar to flying cars we were seeing in sci-fi films at this time, so if this is the future now from this very standard analogue dash with such minimal information available to the driver, and really not too accurate information at that, to today with vehicles having compatibility to your phone as you sit down it al connects wirelessly and your car dash is then an extension of your personal technology with guidance systems lke this image

a 2013 Ford Fusion dash


We have even seen extra screens added into our dash boards in a central position for optimal viewing from any of the seating positions within the vehicle and these screens truly show the technology advancement we have seen since the early 80’s, what with Digital TV (with all channels from home), DVD Playback Usually Comes as standard in vehicles with screens these days, this is due to Multi Media Player Technology allowing one single Playback unit to be able to handle Music & Video playback to be read.

Then with the introduction of USB Ports connected directly to our vehicles media system, allowing file reading direct to playback. Not to forget Bluetooth Technology, being utilised to allow wireless linking between device and vehicle, just by getting in the vehicle you are connecting, this is due to the Bluetooth connection remaining available constantly from the vehicle, but only being able to connect (once paired), when you are within that vehicles bluetooth receiving distance. (Commonly 10-15 metres)

When Does Your Dashboard Need Pixel Repair


In order to require pixel repair you will have to be driving a pretty up to date vehicle, although we have now certainly come from an analogue time into a digital revolution. With this we now commonly have digital screens as part of our dashboard display, with pixels being used to form words, numbers, even pictures + Warnings. These come on screens varying in size from 2″ – 10″ and some come even bigger, some with display capabilities for multiple types of media. These Pixels can fault and lead to failed displays like the example to the left we have here showing a range rover pixel fault you can clearly see here the mixing pixels causing faulty display data and some unreadable text and numbers which as we are sure you can imagine is very irritating not to mention dangerous as fault information you may need to be aware of will go unnoticed as you may not be able to see the fault information clearly enough to read it.

After Pixel Repair Is Carried Out


We have seen many makes and models in need of pixel repair, but as of yet have not come across a repair that we could not complete. The process has a 100% success rate as far as we are concerned. We are very competitively priced within this market as there can be significant differences in price between the companies offering this service, so do be sure to get a  few quotes and ensure you are receiving the service for the right price. We would love to know if you can find a cheaper quote than ourselves. We commonly find this repair to take about 1-2 hrs, with dashboard removal being required. Commonly the fault will be a ribbon cable that attaches the display unit to the PCB, once this ribbon cable is replaced we have that in 95% of cases the pixel repair is complete and the display will then be showing all data in correct form and will look as shown in the image within this text, also see above the image of this same dash prior to the pixel repair taking place so you can compare and see the true effect of faulty pixels on the display and the true need for pixel repair if this is your situation.

Most Common Vehicles For Pixel Repair


Although many makes and models do suffer from this problem and we have carried out this repair on many different vehicles, we have found 3 vehicles to be very popular customers for the Pixel Repair Service we offer,  these 3 vehicles are:

  • Range Rover   (With Chassis Type L322)
  • BMW    E53  X5
  • BMW    E39  5 Series


Why Pixel Repair Will Become Common In The Vehicles Of The Future


We just quickly wanted to finish by showing you the possibilities for the future with an image of a dashboard developed by Panasonic for “cars of the future” or again in what will seem like no time at all to the next generation.  You can clearly see that this is out there as far as design functionality with a steering wheel such as that, but what will it be capable of ……… Really ?


Another we have found is this Ingenious “Concept” Design Dashboard from Saab …Yes Saab, and again all you see is the future and think surely not. But we say “Why Not ?”

Mercedes Benz ECU Remapping Vs New SLS Black Series

Mercedes Benz ECU Remapping Has Met Its Match

mercedes benz ecu remapping blog


Yes we can use Specialised Mercedes Benz ECU Remapping to enhance the performance of your Mercedes, but with models such as this, the Mercedes Benz SLS…………… BLACK SERIES ! YES the makers at Mercedes have indeed taken an already amazing example of power and performance and made it INSANE !



Just look here below at our list of just some of the upgrades to the already exhilarating standard SLS to create this masterpiece BLACK SERIES which happens to be the 5th Black Series Model from AMG and includes features such as this:

  • 1550 Kgs !  (70 Kgs Lighter than a standard SLS)
  • 6.3 Ltr V8 AMG (Each Individually Hand Built by 1 Sole Technician at the Affalterbach Plant)
  • 0-60 3.6 secs (standard SLS 3.9 secs so 0.3 sec quicker)
  • Top Speed  199 MPH
  •  Coil-Over AMG Ride Control Suspension Technology
  • Ceramic Composite Brakes
  • Lightweight Alloy Wheels
  • Latest Technology High PerformanceTyres
  • AMG Electronic Differential
  • Titanium Exhaust (Beter Sound & 13 Kgs Lighter than the standard’s steel version)
  • Lithium Ion Battery (8 Kgs Lighter than the standard one)
  • New version of the AMG Speedshift DCT 7- Speed Automatic Gearbox
  • New Cam Shafts & Intake Ducting
  • Gas Strut Engine Support For Optimised Load Changing at High Speed
  • 50 % More Rigidity Within the Chassis
  • Lightweight Racing Seats
  • F1 Style Steering Wheel
  • Additional Options of Aerodynamic Body Kits and Other aesthetically pleasing bits are also available but obviously with an AMG Black Series Price Tag To Match.


Speaking of price brings us to the ultimate point in question, we have all this technology and additional performance enhancing features and changes yet really,….  does it bring that much additional power and performance to authorise the additional cost because lets be honest even though the new SLS Black Series has had no spoken price confirmed we all know it is going to cost close to a 4 bedroom detached in Cheshire.

With this in mind we ask you to consider all options and to see the true increases in power and performance to be so little we ask is it truly worth it ? for the big spender yes we understand it is the Black Series and we would love to have all the extra technology and additional parts as it is a masterpiece in its own right.

However for a fraction of the cost we can perform Specialist Mercedes Benz ECU Remapping to most models giving increased performance levels and a more driver focused experience behind the wheel, so with todays market and the expected prices of this and most other vehicles in this performance range, we ask for you to first look at the option of upgrading your current vehicle with one of our performance enhancing services such as the ECU Remapping or Engine Remapping services or even the Diesel Tuning Service or even the Diesel Engine Remapping, all providing increased levels of performance and thus providing a more exhilarating driving experience.

Please take a final look and contemplation over the figures with these images below of the SLS Black Series in as exotic a location as the vehicle itself. We then hope to hear from you soon.


For anyone actually considering purchasing this fine example of technological brilliance please consider white or view the mat black paint option .



Engine Remapping Makes Mini GP

Clever Engine Remapping & A Bigger Intercooler.

These are the two main factors in what makes the new Mini GP the car it is. Not to shy away from the other factors, although understated in the level of performance gained, they are certainly the elements contributing to the aesthetically pleasing visual upgrade.



Some of the visual enhancements actually have great beneficial purpose when it comes to handling which at the end of the day this is intended to be the ultimate racing edition Mini, so handling should be a contributing factor in the upgrades to the more common Cooper S for example.en it comes to the handling of the new GP edition Mini, which lets be honest, is at the





It does not take long when looking around the new Mini GP to see the external body modifications and badges that indicate this is indeed a Racing Thoroughbred Edition and has start to finish been designed to be as agile and responsive as possible with complimentary body styling to show this.




Whilst the inside has also got a number of tell tail additions to help enforce the race feel and appearance of the GP.  Whilst we also see removals have taken place with the rear seats being missing,  in their place there is a strengthening strut brace across the two rear suspension struts, this is certainly a race edition modification to happen to any vehicle.




With added rigidity to the chassis for cornering whilst allowing much greater cornering speeds, on a track for example this would result in greater lap times being possible with little effort on the drivers behalf, this is due to the chassis being so much more responsive and able to perform direction change manoeuvres so much better.

Its The Engine Remapping & Upgraded Intercooler That Really Do It.



With the Mini using a Supercharger to up the power of the little petrol 4 cylinder engine it is no surprise that a Big Intercooler has been mounted to the top of the engine for improved air flow. When the demand for air is as high as what it is in the supercharged system, it is not just about having enough air its about having the exact right amount of air to match the exact amount of fuel to create the best performance output possible.






This is where our world begins as Engine Remapping is now required, this is the electrical management of the fuel and air mixture and delivery levels to the engine, with specialist tuning these levels can be altered and matched precisely to create much greater HP and NM from an engine leading to smoother quicker acceleration and performance.




This Engine Remapping process has been proven to get good results from all kinds of engine in all kinds of car and even in vans and trucks too but here with the mini it is apparent that the engine remapping process truly holds the key to the extra power this model achieves and so the performance levels it produces because of this. We here at Electrotech can unlock potential power from your Mini or any other vehicle for that matter, but with Engine Remapping and ECU Remapping we do always advise please see our Engine Remapping Section with all car manufacturers and their models listed withthe expected gain to be seen from one of our specialist services such as :

  • Engine Remapping
  • ECU Remapping
  • Diesel Remapping
  • Diesel Tuning

With all these services available to you the public it is here or you to take advantage of and see if you can get more from your vehicle or even more specifically your mini.


And what with there only being 500 of these Mini GP models being made and with a Global demand for thousands not hundreds, there is already deliberation as to how many will indeed stay in the countries they are initially being exported to and how many will indeed be snapped up and tracked down by the many prolific collectors eagerly awaiting the opportunity to obtain one of these fantastic Limited Edition Minis. With this being the case our Engine Remapping Service could be the closest many of us get to being able to experience a Mini with this level of performance, response and handling.