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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-15-2005, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Like the topic says, I'm trying to get at the guage cluster battery. Any particular way the cluster is supposed to come apart? I suspect the battery is long gone because I have the telltale temp-needle-dance when I turn the car on. Is it a battery I can get commonly, like a CR2032? Or is it something special? I'd like to know before I go tearing into it.

And while I'm on the subject, none of my chimes, telltale lights, or service indicator want to work. I can occasionally get the Park Brake light to come on by wiggling the release handle, and the Oil Pressure/Battery lights come on when the car is started, but thats it. Isn't there supposed to be more, like the service indicators and door chimes and things. Odd thing is the interior lights work, but only on the driver's rear and passenger's front doors. The driver's door and the one diagonally across from it do not bring on the light.

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