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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 12-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lowering A Non Tilt Wheel

i really want to get to the problem with my speedometer/ i also want to look at my ignition. i need the top steering column cover off for the latter, and it says in the manual to just lower the column and ease the cover off. however my e30 doesn't have a tilted steering wheel/column etc. the supports that hold the column up are rounded screws that have a rubber stopper on them to prevent anyone from lowering it. any suggestions on how i can?
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Wait ... do you have airbag? If you don't, just take off the steering wheel and the cluster should come right out.
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torque man help me outtt .
i took the steering wheel off, and had the cluster almost out. for some reason it's being a big pain in the ass. i'm on the expert side of a mediocre mechanic. persay i've saved enough for new shocks and i'm going to put them in myself this christmas break..i feel i could promote myself (if it goes alright) to a medium mechanic. anyway it's a pain in the ass and i do not want to break anything. i heard something plastic tear when i was trying to take it out and it spooked me into just putting everything back together (Where i found my ignition problem and fixed it). so do you think i can just take the cluster out? i mean does it come out easy (i mean not screw screw floats out)?

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torque man help me outtt .
i took the steering wheel off, and had the cluster almost out. for some reason it's being a big pain in the ass. i'm on the expert side of a mediocre mechanic. persay i've saved enough for new shocks and i'm going to put them in myself this christmas break..i feel i could promote myself (if it goes alright) to a medium mechanic. anyway it's a pain in the ass and i do not want to break anything. i heard something plastic tear when i was trying to take it out and it spooked me into just putting everything back together (Where i found my ignition problem and fixed it). so do you think i can just take the cluster out? i mean does it come out easy (i mean not screw screw floats out)?

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there are a couple screws holding it in on the front, but once you have those out, it should just slide out. you took of the trim arround it right...? and then there should be 4 more screws 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom.
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where is the speedometer sensor? it says in the differential...i'm lost.
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The VSS (Vehicle speed sensor) is on the differential. At least, it should be!
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