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Old 02-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can't get instrument cluster out ;-(

1997 328i-4. I got it to pop out from the dash (had to reach in through the radio/ACC hole). But as the car does not have a tilt wheel, I cannot get the cluster out far enough that I can see the connectors to figure out how to unlatch them (I've been unable to do it by feel). Help! (The cluster has the dark odometer problem.)
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you turn the wheel you should be able to slide out the cluster,

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Here is a good how to, its for a white dial kit, but has some good picks ref cluster removal

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wow, that was pretty cool...and very detailed!
do you also happen to know which of the plugs in the back of the cluster is for the mileage? I just installed a cluster purchased from someone back east and the mileage is lower than mine was. Is there an eprom or plug on the back that is specific to this that I can take out of the old one and put into the used one I just installed? Also, while I'm asking....the guy who sold me the gauge apparently had an automatic and I have a 5 speed....so the transmission light is staying on. Any good fix? thanx
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