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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 03-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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temperature gauge isn't working

hey guys,

well i finally got the car started, everything is working great except for the temp gauge. I was looking through the wiring diagram and its basically connected to the coolant temperature sender. Can that be bad or is it more likely the electrical board? Any thoughts would be helpful.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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let it warm up then tap on the lens gently
works on mine.needle sticks if thats it not sure best way to fix? open and lube? replace VDO gauge?
otherwise the temp sensor not the one that feeds the ecu
cant remember if its on the block or radiator
careful brass is soft
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