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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 04-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, got an odd question for you. The trip computer in my 86 325e is on the blink, and when I bought the car it came with a complete dash panel from an 86 325i (or other higher model 3 series) as an extra part. The trip computer for that panel is significantly more in depth, and the slot in the panel is exactly the same between the two models, but when doing some work behind the dash the other day, I noticed that the wiring harness is significantly different between the two computers... Normally that would be a road block... I don't like stopping for road blocks.
Obviously there is a lot more information feeding the upgraded computer, does the Eta have a means of sending that info? How much of a pain in the a** would it be to make the upgrade. I know I would have to strip the harness and some wiring from a higher model car, is it worth it?

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