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    having a bit of problem with my e36. i bought the car with some wiring problems which i am able to sort myself, the other problem is my dash dosent work apart from the lights that are in the cluster. though when i look closely at the lcd display ing the cluster i can see faintly in the top left corner the word "CODE" can anyone assit with exactly what this means and is there an easy resole for it?

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    can no one help me?
     
     

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    code???? i cant see one on my lcd screen or do u mean in the centre console??
    IF YOU GTA BITA FUEL THEN PLAY HAPPY FOR A WHILE..
     
     

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    for some reason my dash isn't working at all, no speedo no rev counter, though on the small lcd display for the milage in the top left hand corner i can see faintly the word code? i'm not sure if this is causing the dash not to work? though i didnt think an e36 of that age requires coding
     
     

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    sounds like the cluster clocks have gone down had it with mine but they half worked i.e had speed but no revs milage or lights
     
     

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    i'm getting it the other way around, no speedo or revs though getting all the warning light. im a bit confused, not sure what the fix will be
     
     

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    i just changed my clocks since then i had no problems, could well be the same problem with yours
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_pico View Post
    i'm getting it the other way around, no speedo or revs though getting all the warning light. im a bit confused, not sure what the fix will be
    May be the sensor on the rear diff. I had this on mine but I can't remember if the rev counter failed too

    It would rectify itself after a short while of driving after pulsing all over the shop first

    I have a photo of my speedo reading 160mph

     
     

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    lol wish mine would do that lol, it just really annoyiny about the word code
    its strange, just hope i dont need a dash
     
     

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    have you tried a dash test? turn the ignition off hold the button on the clock near the lcd display then turn the ignition on to i think postition 2 the clock should go all the way round the dials. if this does not work then it would suggest to me that indeed you do need a new dash! hope this helps.
     
     

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