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NEED HELP PLZ READ!!Si Board from 325i to a 318i

I bought a new instrument cluster from a parts car which was a 325 and then i put it in my 318i. everything works fine except the rpm gauge was wrong and works but it doent go where its supposed to. I was wondering if it was bc it came out of a 6cyl to a 4 so thats why and maybe it can be programed to my ecu or maybe just put my old Si board back in. if anyone has any info please reply. thanx
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why did you replace the cluster in the first place? what was wrong with it?

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i took it apart one day to tighten the nut on the back of the fuel/heat gauge and to change the batteries but i broke one of the nuts. i tried to fix it and couldnt so i bought a used one and switched the speedo so i had the same miles. everything works way better than it did b4 except fot the rpm gauge. it works but it doesnt show the right rpm. i am going to try swithing it with my old si board sometime but i havent got the chance yet.
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Swap the coding plug

It's part #11 on the attached diagram, found below the temp gauge on the front side of the instrument panel. A look at the part number (62111394321) shows it unique to 318s with M42 engine. 62111385468 is the code plug part number for M20 325i.
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Thanx a lot for the information. I havent done it yet but i will soon.
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thanx a lot romeomike i switcheed it and now all works well.
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thanx a lot romeomike i switcheed it and now all works well.
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