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    my cluster had a wobbly revcounter needle, (no other problems or lights on my cluster..) so I bought a used cluster from ebay and connected it up and the ABS/ASC/BRAKEPAD SENSOR/HANDBRAKE LIGHT AND AIRBAG LIGHTS are on?? what would cause this? I heard that bmw changed the asc/dsc module at some point..would this cause all these lights to come on in the donor cluster? If i put my old one back in will these lights still be illuminated?
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    Sounds like its not compatable, check the part numbers in REALOEM.com for the two clusters that you have.

    Surprised you do not have the tamper light as well? as the cluster needs to be programmed with info for your car.

    http://www.bmwtech.ru/

    Part 1 Driver Information, pages 7-?? might be useful info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratty View Post
    Sounds like its not compatable, check the part numbers in REALOEM.com for the two clusters that you have.

    Surprised you do not have the tamper light as well? as the cluster needs to be programmed with info for your car.

    http://www.bmwtech.ru/

    Part 1 Driver Information, pages 7-?? might be useful info.

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    yea I do have the tamper dot on, just wondering if i put my old cluster back in will all the lights go off?
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    I do not know for sure but I would guess that they will go off, its only a two minute job to find out.

    You should be able to swap the needles over if it was just the needle that was wobbly (people change the dial facias over so it must be quite easy). If its the internals of the rev counter that are loose then that might require a different strategy.

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    Just had a look at my spare cluster and it comes apart in minutes, 4 x torx screws(T10) on the back and pull the plastic cover off after releasing the securing clips. You are then presented with the printed circuit board and electro gubbins, pull out the complete assy from the plastic binnacle BUT! be careful cause there are a couple of Warning Light covers (Lower Left & Right) that tend to fall off (Do not want to get them dirty or damaged).
    If you move the rev counter needle with your finger it has a "stepped" movement instead of a "linear smooth" movement, that is normal. If the needle has excessive lateral movement then you would have to assume the movement sender "The white thing visible on the circuit board from the rear is damaged".

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