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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 01-09-2004, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just bought a used SI board for my 1987 326is. The problem is that the new and old boards seem very different: the new one has lithium batteries and seems to be from a 325e. The shape of the board is also different, where mine has a cut out part for the insertion of a second board (which enters from the front of the cluster) the new one is square and does not have the space for this second board. The new board also seems much simpler (in terms of resistors and chips) than the old one and has different pin patterns where it inserts into the dashboard.

Will it work, or do I need a different older SI board with the NiCd batteries.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-10-2004, 02:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very hard to make a recommedation with out being there.

There are many replacement vendors and they vary in design.

Some do away with the on the board batteries.

But all that work have the SI light daughter board socket.

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Old 01-12-2004, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, thanks for the info. By the way does any one know the BMW part number for the LED daughter board (with one red and yellow leds not the one with three and one)
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