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  1. Instrument Illumination

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Wife just noticed that the trip, odometer and temperature are not displaying. Bulbs are OK, and a front light shone onto the display shows the pixels all present. So, what stops the bulbs lighting? Cluster self test lights everything except these two bulbs. I see that the brightness is...
  2. Instrument cluster lights not comming on when set to Auto

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have a 1 series 118i and for some reason the instrument cluster and thus headlights have stopped coming on at night automatically when it's dark. However if I turn them on manually they work. Does anyone know what the issue is, I'm assuming there's a light sensor to tell the car it's dark and...
  3. E38 Instrument discovery

    General BMW Discussions
    I recently purchased a 2001 E38 740il. The car is in beautiful condition except for a few minor things including a charging issue and parasitic drains. There is also the missing pixel issue on the cluster. No check engine light was or has come on, also no battery light. Today I pulled the...
  4. Short circuit instrument cluster

    General BMW Discussions
    Can anyone give some help as to how to fix the short circuit fault code 131 instrument cluster. The vehicle has high rev in second gear most times. It's an e39 520i 1998 m52 engine. MS41 ECU. I can change gear ok in stepstronic and it changes down ok. Is it in the instrument cluster or is it the...
  5. Z3 Instrument Cluster Coding - OBD, OBDII, ADS

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have a beautiful 2001 Z3 1.9i which I have had since 2002, but unfortunately, the instrument cluster has died (though I do have another one from another car). I have trawled the internet for hours and am completely bemused about how to set about recoding the cluster (Kombi). The first thing...
  6. Z3 Instrument Cluster Recoding

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a 2001 Z3 and with a broken instrument cluster that I am told is irreparable by both Autotronics and also a company in Birmingham (BB something remanufacturing). I also have a replacement unit which part works - there are no error codes and the speedo and fuel gauge work but the...
  7. Instrument cluster LED conversion?

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Just wondered if anyone’s considered changing the old filament bulbs in the instrument cluster for LEDs? I’ve always thought the E31s illumination - especially on the clocks - was very poor, and yes I do have the dial turned up! I need to take the cluster out soon to reseat a troublesome right...
  8. E39 instrument cluster - avoid my mistakes

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all BMW 530i E39 owners, the following may well apply to other models. If you have missing pixels on your display: - 1) Don't rush online to purchase the cheapest ribbon you can find. The fault is just as likely, in fact more so, to be with the LCD. 2) After having no joy with a...
  9. e46 DIY Instrument Cluster Illumination colour change

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello everyone, I want to change my 2003 e46 320d 's Instrument Cluster illumination colour. Before I do this on my car, I bought one from ebay and now trying to set it up for operation at home. I found cluster's pinout from www.newtis.info and applied positive +14 volt to pins 4 - 5 - 6 of...
  10. Coding E39 replacement Instrument Cluster

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    HI All, Re: 2003 BMW 530i E39 "high" Instrument cluster. there seems to be no way in which I'm going to get my digital display working again. I have read that if I purchase a fully working instrument cluster I will need to "code" it to get it working. What does this entail? Can it be done...
  11. 2003 530i E39 Instrument cluster

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Re: BMW 2003 E39 530i Individual. Petrol powered. I desperately need some help. I had some pixels missing on my display and thought I would buy a ribbon cable and fix it. Looked at loads of sites, and together with instructions that came with the ribbon, thought I had the repair job...
  12. Instrument cluster repair

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Could anyone recommend a repairer for my instrument cluster ..... previoua idiot owner decided to disguise an ABS fault by cuttinf the feed to the central display so until I needed ABS I did it know it wasn’t working ... luckily car still avoided crashing. Anyhoo need to get the display...
  13. Instrument cluster repair

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi There appears to have been some “intereference” by previous owner to disguise an ABS fault and the idiot has cut 5he feed to the central display above the mileage display. Anyone recommend a good repairer, on the face of it seems an easy repair Cheers Martin
  14. E60 instrument cluster crack in perspex

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Morning , I noticed some time ago a small crack had appeared in the perspex cover on my instrument panel , at the bottom edge slightly to the left of the rev counter , It appears to be getting bigger :frown , nothing has been hit on it or there is no other reason to cause this that I'm aware...
  15. Multifunction instrument display

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    After many happy years behind the wheel of an e46 330ci Msport family commitments mean a need for a bigger car. I’m looking to buy an F10. I’ve come across a few cars with the multifunction instrument display. Does anyone know if it’s possible to switch the main speedo from mph to KM/H...
  16. instrument cluster coolant temp gauge

    Technical Guides for the E46
    e46 320d pre-fl touring have problem with instrument cluster coolant temp gauge problem: coolant temp gauge in instrument cluster never gets to middle point (~90c), but stops on aprox 70-75c, but in obc 19 7 temperature is 98c. pointer looks working, when instrument cluster test made, its going...
  17. Instrument lighting

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I've just bought a 2016 X3 (F25) and I like it. It's not quite as sporty feeling as my 2013 X1 20i, but it's bigger and does a decent job of getting me places in comfort and at reasonable cost. But here's my question: when I go from a bright area of road to a dark, perhaps into a forest etc ...
  18. 95 840ci auto - correcting mileage on new instrument cluster

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    95 840ci auto - instrument cluster / ekm repair ( FIXED! ) New Issue, Had to replace instrument cluster and ekm due to an ekm pin error, but now the new ekm / instrument cluster is 160k mileage whereas the car and it's history are only 105k (this also causes an issue if I now have an accident...
  19. F2X instrument cluster retrofit

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, sorry newb here and didn’t really know what forum to post this in. So posted in general, by all means if you recommend what forum it should be in, I will quite happily repost. After some recommendations, I have an 2015 F23 m235i, and decided to give the interior a revamp. I had planned...
  20. Centre Section on F15 LCD Instrument Cluster

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello, i just bought an F15 x5 with the digital lcd instrument cluster. I can’t seem to configure anything to display in the centre section between the dials? There’s a line of text at the bottom and i can configure it to display 1 of trip, remaining mileage, time, date etc in the middle at the...
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