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  1. 1992 E36 - 320i - Interesting Gauge Tests. 
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    Hey Guys,
    So, Doing the good ol' gauge test for fun and noticed something..... only one light comes on :|
    Anyone know how many should come on, and how many i've gotta replace.
    Pic Below.

    not many on eh?
    Thanks in Advance.
    From Downunder.

    Edit: Internal Coding Plug# Is 00000 Wtf? any ideas?
    Last edited by Keksiboi; 01-04-2011 at 13:07. Reason: Plug Number.

     
     

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    You mean when you turn the car on?
    If you do, then my ASC, Airbag, Brakes, Seatbelt, Engine, ABS, and a couple of others I think come on, then they all go out after a few secs
    If you mean that that you only have one that stays on.... then the one pictured... you need to replace your disc pads or install a brake sensor if it's missing

     
     

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    That picture is taken during a Gauge test (Hold trip/Ignition to #1/Release)

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keksiboi View Post
    That picture is taken during a Gauge test (Hold trip/Ignition to #1/Release)
    Obviously I didn't read you thread right

    I'll check mine and post up Thanks for the correction mate

     
     

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    Cheers mate.

     
     

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    Well I did my test (first time actually on this 328i se saloon )

    ....and none of my lights came on.

    As far as I am aware, and please someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but if any of the lights are on the they are either disengaged or faulty, hence the warning light

    You may want to check the brake system, brake pads low perhaps? I'm also told that the braking ratio (if low) can also trigger this warning lamp.

    I'll post up the Cluster Test Mode details in a sec...

     
     

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    Don't know if this posted anywhere else on this forum but...

    Here's the E36 Cluster Test Mode if anyone else wants to know...

    NOTE: Just for the hell of it. KLR means ignition switch position #1
    (accessory) KL-15 is ignition switch position #2 (on), and KL-50 is ignition
    position #3 (start)

    This works on all instrument clusters 1992-1999 E36 - 4
    door/coupe/convertible/M3.

    Step 1. Press and hold the mileage reset button.

    Step 2. Put key into ignition switch and turn to KLR (Ignition switch
    position #1)

    Your LCD display will show something like this "tESt 01"

    Step 3. Once "tESt 01" is shown, let go of reset button and the IC
    (Instrument Cluster) will go through some test cycles. Numbers will be shown and here's what they mean:

    1st display: BMW PART NUMBER (6 digits)
    2nd display: CODE NUMBER (5 digits) Internal Coding Plug #
    3rd display: K NUMBER (4 digits)
    4th display: CHASSIS NUMBER (5 digits) this is part of your VIN
    5th display: SOFTWARE VERSION (3 digits)
    6th display: REVISION INDEX (2 digits) Hardware #

    After all 6 displays are finished, an analog gauge test will be performed.

    The self-test is canceled by switching the ignition off or to KL-15 (ignition
    switch position 2)



    IC (instrument cluster) tests 1-15
    1995 - 1998 (99) 318ti
    1996 - 2000? Z3
    1997 - 1999 E36 4dr/coupe/convertible/M3

    NOTE:
    *Test functions 1-4 are unlocked tests and can be called up at any time for display.
    *Test functions 5-14 are locked and require unlocking the test mode before they can be displayed.
    *Test functions 2-14 can be selected at any time when the cluster is
    unlocked, even when vehicle is moving.
    *Test function 15 is the lock/unlock function.

    Step 1: Press and hold the mileage reset button.

    Step 2: Put key into ignition switch and turn to KLR (Ignition switch
    position #1)
    Your LCD display will show something like this "tESt 01"

    Step 3: You will need to unlock the test function first so when the LCD Display shows "tESt 01," press the reset button till you get to "tESt 15." Once you're on test 15 press, and hold the reset button for a few seconds until it displays "off." Now you can cycle through the test features. Here they are as they follow:

    Test 1: Instrument self test

    Test 2: [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Engine[/color][/color] Data - This display is an "engine factor" value that is stored in the coding plug. The instrument cluster processor uses this factor in addition to the "TD" signal from the DME control module to process and display tachometer RPM based on the engine installed. For EXAMPLE:
    *ENGINE FACTOR 2 = 4 CYLINDER
    *ENGINE FACTOR 3 = 6 CYLINDER
    *ENGINE FACTOR 4 = 8 CYLINDER

    Test 3: SI elapsed distance - the total mileage in kilometer since the last
    reset. Which service is due at the next inspection (OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION)

    Test 4: SI elapsed days - no value for US vehicles. Relates to Euro annual inspections.

    Test 5: SI evaluation factor - for engine speed and temp. thresholds being passed.
    Display: n = 0 or 1. Engine speed (over-rev)
    t = 0 or 1. Engine temp.
    NOTE: "n0" means that you hit the maximum threshold for engine speed and "t1" means you overheated the engine. I found out from my instructor that this test 5 is false due to software related problems.

    Test 6: Fuel Level and coolant temp. - Display of hexadecimal codes in relation to gauge position.
    Fuel gauge ----> Hex value
    A (empty)---------> 0d
    End of reserve---> 37
    B-------------------> 54
    C-------------------> 90
    D------------------> c4
    E (full)-----------> f0

    Engine temp. ----- Hex Value
    A----------------------> ce
    B----------------------> 6d
    C----------------------> 5c
    D (center)----------> 4f-23
    E-----------------------> 1e
    F-----------------------> 18

    Test 7: Engine speed (Digital Tach)- display of current engine speed

    Test 8: Road speed - display of current road speed in km/h

    Test 9 Distance reading - this allows the total stored mileage to be updated if one of the storage components has to be replaced. This test step will be used if the manipulation dot is illuminated in the cluster display. This display will show the component with the lower mileage. For example:
    Display of 012654 l indicates that the mileage in the internal EEPROM is lower than the mileage stored in the coding plug.
    Display of 000325 E indicates that the mileage in external coding plug is lower then the total mileage stored in the internal EEPROM.
    Pressing the reset button for 4 seconds will over write the lower mileage with the higher mileage and cancel the manipulation dot. The SI data will also be transferred at the same time.

    Test 10: Status bits (input signals) - the status of digital inputs to the cluster are displayed as 0 or 1.
    Display: 0 = input low, 1 = input high.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ <--- Mileage display...6 digits left to right
    1st - belt contact, seat belt fastened = 0
    2nd - ignition lock contact, key inserted = 0
    3rd - door contact, door open = 0
    4th - clock button pressed = 0
    5th - SI reset = 0, for reset = 0
    6th - EGS transmission failure = 0

    Test 11: Status Bits (output signals) - the status of digital outputs is displayed.

    Display: 0 = output inactive, 1 = output active
    _ _ _ _ _ _ <--- Mileage display...6 digits left to right
    1st - Gong output
    2nd - Brake warning lamp
    3rd - Low fuel warning lamp
    4th - EGA lamp
    5th - seat belt lamp
    6th - manipulation dot

    Test 12: not used

    Test 13: Country code of cluster - the display indicates the country version of the cluster.

    Test 14: Software Reset - The reset must be carried out if any faults are present that are not plausible before any components are replaced. After the reset, the system will exit the TEST mode and the lock will be reactived.

    Test 15: lock/unlock

    NOTE: Please do not to use the engine speed and road speed while driving. The display is too low and you have to read instead of glancing which takes time taking away your eyes off the road.

     
     

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    The dash test should light all possible bulbs so you can make sure they are working
     
     

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    Looks like im off to Jaycar tomorrow to buy 15ish bulbs (Aircon surround lights blown too -.-)

     
     

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