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    ok thanks, i will take it to a local garage and see what happens. I suppose it can be repaired instead of a complete replacement. Because its not working would that button also stop the inspection indicator from being re-set ?
     
     

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    Here is a DIY on how to replace the guage markings, but I'm sure you will get the idea .
     
     

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    Thanks mate, Because its not working would that button also stop the inspection indicator from being re-set ?
     
     

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    Are you trying to reset your service?
     
     

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    it did not stop mine being reset when it went to BMW for its service, but i would imagine they plugged in a computer of somesort
     
     

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    no i am not, but i was thinking of leaving it for the time being until i get some more cash but it due for service soon so was just wondering if it is the same button they will use to re-set the service and if its not working then i will have to fix it or my service will not be re-set
     
     

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    i would imagine it could be reset from the diagnosis port, but it would depend on what garage you were taking the car to if they have the right equipment to do it
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Looks like you will have to take the cluster out and use switch cleaner
    Hi,

    I have the same trip reset problem as lenious,do you think its possible to remove the trip reset button then apply switch cleaner on a cotton bud,or the like, and dab the contact with the cluster still in situ?
    I've seen the photos on your DIY link and although it looks relatively easy I dont want to open a can of worms as I have heard the cluster will report its been tampered with and/or any faults on its refit!

    thanks in advance,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Hi,

    I have the same trip reset problem as lenious,do you think its possible to remove the trip reset button then apply switch cleaner on a cotton bud,or the like, and dab the contact with the cluster still in situ?
    I've seen the photos on your DIY link and although it looks relatively easy I dont want to open a can of worms as I have heard the cluster will report its been tampered with and/or any faults on its refit!

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    It is not possible without dismantling the cluster. You just have a rubber guard on top of the actual switch.
     
     

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    Thanks to everyone who posted replies, the fault is now fixed
    A friend of a friend, 2 hours without car and a case of lager later its working again
    I think the plunger was broken and its been replaced or fixed, my friend didn't know all the details he just let him get on with it.
    it was always a long shot if it could be repaired but all's well.
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