1988 E30 325i, dash electrics not working.

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    I appolagise if this has already been covered before. I have an 1988 E30 325i and for some reason the rev counter, eco meter and temp guage have decieded to stop working. Checked all the fuses in the fuse box and everything is fine so I was wondering if anuone can tell me where the earth is for these or if you can point me in the direction of what the problem is.
     
     

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    Does it sound like this by any chance? http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech..._batteries.htm

    Service Indicator Board Batteries.
     
     

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    Hi ... It does but the service indicator lights are working fine, it is only the rev counter and temp guage that are not working
     
     

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    Is fuse 10 ok?
     
     

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    If you are confident enough strip the cluster down and check the solder connections on the circuit board, quite often with a magnifying glass you can spot dry joints [cracked or powdery looking solder joints] re-soldering them can rectify loads of cluster faults.

    Little tip re the battery repair, when I had my E30 325 I got a AA battery holder from Maplins and soldered wires from that in to the board where the original batteries went and cable tied the holder under the cluster with rechargeable's in it.
    That way if they went again no need to remove the cluster just replace the batteries in the holder.
     
     

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    Its also worth checking the brass nuts on the back of the cluster.

    These apparently cause no end of problems with dials and sensors. Although my 320 must be special as these are tight!!
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