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Published on 17 Jul 2012As title says this was figured out after a long time of trial n error. Retrieved from "http://www.e30zone.net/e30zonewiki/index.php/Instruments" Categories: Technical | Electrics | Interior Page | Discussion | View source | History What links here | Related changes | Upload file | Special pages This page It is sometimes possible to check Motronic faults using the CHECK light. Check spark, fuel injector pulse and pressure fuel, volume and quality. Source

I may just put it all back together without the upper mounting brackets as it seems to sit pretty normally in the dashboard without even the lower screws in place. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. The batteries needed are CPC-Farnell, part # BT04235 at £1-79 each will do the job perfectly. My hazards work fine but no indicator flashes and hi beam sometimes work. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500323

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SRi-Performance 1,014 views 0:34 BMW e30 Si lights to gauge conversion - Install video - Duration: 4:50. The solution is to re-flow all the solder joints on the board on the back of the Speedo unit. I'm considering taking the console apart and trying to resplice the brown wire that the radio is grounded to in hopes that it will fix the lights, but interested in other

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  2. Replacing Service Indicator Board Batteries on the E30 BMW 3 SeriesDid your tach suddenly stop working?
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  5. In my 325IX I had to remove the upper steering column cover to allow enough space to remove dashboard facia.
  6. They should pop right out of the connectors when the solder is removed.
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If the wire test at the C101 plug doesn't make the gauge move, the most common cause of temperature gauge issues is the Brass Nut; a small nut at the back So when the headlight switch is off, the lights are on, and when the headlight switch is on, the dash lights turn off. March 9, 2010 Followup from the Pelican Staff: This could be your issue and is worth a shot. Bmw E30 Instrument Cluster Lights Thanks January 3, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: SOunds like a faulty cluster. - Nick at Pelican Parts roo Comments: I cant figure out why my cluster doesn't

September 15, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, but it could be an issue with a body module. Bmw E30 Speedometer Not Working everything that dims from the rheostat in the headlamp switch). It sounds like the high beam is a separate problem.

Furthermore, when the dash lights are on (lights off, defroster on) if I press the air circulator button on the A/C control, the dash lights turn off.

November 9, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What type of vehicle. - Nick at Pelican Parts demonchild Comments: You do not have to pull the steering wheel. E30 Odometer Not Working Last summer it was an erratic fuel gauge and the fuel economy gauge quit - tightening the various nuts on the back of the instrument cluster solved that as in a Contact Us - R3VLimited Forums - Archive - Top Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.9Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. I also considered the headlight switch might be faulty, but not really sure how to test some of this.

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All the ground wires in the console are brown. Learn more about installing VDO gauges. E30 Si Batteries Wiring The dash cluster is a one-piece circuit board inside a plastic shell, mounted to the dashboard. Bmw E30 Speedometer And Tachometer Not Working For older vehicles, especially those using Jetronic, there is a secondary plug next to the ECU which carries the tachometer signal to the instruments known as C104.

GeorgeGraves 38,807 views 4:50 BMW E30 318is SI Board & Gauge Cluster Problems! - Duration: 1:28. If not, check your wires. Javier 31,440 views 3:51 Loading more suggestions... Can someone tell me what thu think I should do? E30 Tachometer Not Working

Should I tear into the dash to replace these batteries or is there something else going on here? If not, loosen the screws, re-align, and re-tighten. It is a Motometer and I replaced the broken gears. http://tubemuse.com/not-working/e36-cluster-lights-not-working.html However our cars are getting old, so some of these boards may start needing battery replacements at some point.

Most likely, there is corrosion on the C101 plug which is affecting the signal, or the C101 isn't screwed together properly. E30 Cluster Removal The system is partially intelligent; while based on a timer, it also checks engine temperature and distance travelled to calculate the condition of the oil. Speedo Spring type connectors are to the right of the speedo unit.

The two 3V cells are connected in parallel but isolated by diodes.

The white one has voltage and a ground but the blue one doesn't. You can change this preference below. Re-install the access cover and the single Phillips head screw holding it in place. E30 Rev Counter Not Working Working...

MUCH more likely is the speedometer head in the instrument cluster. Close Yes, keep it Undo Close This video is unavailable. Also try replacing the alternator warning lamp with one of the backlights to add more brightness. Just remember that it's a lot easier to splice a wire than to pull the cluster and reflow all the joints ...

Next, get your soldering iron out and let it warm up. Please try again later. Has anyone had this problem and if so, how did you fix it? Easiest solution is to replace the speedometer unit in the instrument cluster.

Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ BMW E30 318is SI Board & Gauge Cluster Problems! The rest of the gauges in the cluster work perfectly. The cells have an extra isolation film under the conformal coating, presumably to protect the board from overheating or leakage. Then place the speedo unit down without damaging the needle and re-flow all the solder joints.

Forged Media 19,523 views 4:23 1988 BMW E30 Repaired, Customized and Repainted! - Duration: 2:23. Show more Loading... It can also cause the tachometer and other gauges to stop working as well. what should i be looking for?

The speedo and fuel gauge works, but the right side of the cluster is dead. http://www.bmwcca.org/forum/index.php?threads/odo-stopped-working.8841/ Steven Schlossman | Chapter Services BMW Car Club of America | 640 South Main Street, Suite 201 | Greenville, SC 29601 Office: 864.250.0022 | Direct: 864.438.3399 | Fax: 864.250.0038 | If you have your dash cluster removed, it is also worth investigating the condition of the SI batteries, the brake pad resistor, as well as the brass nut on the back Reply With Quote 10-21-2012,09:22 PM #2 grantorino62 View Profile View Forum Posts spelling Nazi Join Date Mar 2010 Location CALIFORNIA Posts 787 My Cars 1986 325ES STICK Fuse??

Happy motoring ! ( especially with a working speedo !) And many thanks to Bryon pinkston_at_aros_dot_net for his help. May 31, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can send it to a instrument cluster repair service. - Nick at Pelican Parts Dean Comments: hello, I have an I can't help without knowing what is missing from the system when you are trying to start it. The Fix: The basic problem appears to be the material that the speedo electronics board is made from.

Anyone ever run into this before? I would perform a function test using a BMW scan tool. - Nick at Pelican Parts hank Comments: I was driving my 1989 Bmw 320i and all of a sudden