1997 E36 325tds Fuel gauge wonky. Can't set clock in OBC. No aircon.

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  1. 1997 E36 325tds Fuel gauge wonky. Can't set clock in OBC. No aircon. 
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    Got my first BMW home last night, wouldn't restart, battery naff, wouldn't take charge so put new batt in this morning. Then went and filled up.

    Fuel gauge stayed low, with warning light on. Whilst driving it sometimes pops up to full, then back to empty again.

    Also OBC says "INPUT TIME". But there is no display in the time/date space, and pressing the 1000, 100, 10, 1 buttons does nothing.

    What is the best process to go through to sort out aircon/climate control. Re-gas first?

    Cheers peeps
     
     

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    OK so I've sorted the OBC. One if it's four little bulbs had blown.

    The rest?
     
     

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    The fuel gauge float is inside the fuel tank.

    To access it you will need to remove the rear bench seat, find the inspection panel on the passenger side, remove the metal plate and first check the wiring on the plugs going to the pump.

    Ronnie, steve23002 or NealP should be along shortly to assist further

    It may also be worth writing "BINNACLE TEST" in the search box at the top of the screen and following the instructions to eliminate the cluster from your investigation
     
     

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    All summed up nicely by A20 ...also, check the fuses as well
     
     

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    If the wiring is intact and the binnacle test all shows ok the next step is to remove the float assembly from the tank. This is under the plate that Rym explained. When its out you can check the float itself is moving without any restrictions.....
     
     

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