Dash Lights - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2004, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
metalmayhem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ramstein, Germany
Car:
Posts: 7
Photos:
metalmayhem is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to metalmayhem
The lights for my gauges recently whent out (it's not the fuse) all the other dash lights work except for guge lights How and what is the easiest way to fix it? thanx
metalmayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-26-2004, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
quality
 
Delmarco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NYC
Car: 2001 330i & 2011 550i
Posts: 7,254
Photos:
Delmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Quote:
Originally posted by metalmayhem@Dec 26 2004, 08:53 AM
The lights for my gauges recently whent out (it's not the fuse) all the other dash lights work except for guge lights How and what is the easiest way to fix it? thanx
[snapback]258438[/snapback]
It's not easy...to get to them you have to

1) disconnect the battery (so the airbag won't blow open in your face)

2) remove the airbag and then remove the steering wheel

3) remove the guage screws

4) remove the cluster guage case by slowly prying it out

5) disconnect wires behind the guages so that the cluster comes all the way out and off

6)open back of cluster...change bulbs and reverse process to re-install

I tired this a while back and only got as far as disconnecting the battery used ...cuz' that airbag was a bitch to get off!

There is a DIY in the respective section on this forum! look for that or...

the dealership won't charge more than $30 (if that much) to change those bulbs.
__________________
Delmarco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2004, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
pcy
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 87
Photos:
pcy is an unknown quantity at this point
I don't think you have to take out the airbag to simply remove the cluster.
I have done this before (on my '97 328i). Really !

Look up on discussion boards for detailed instructions. If you can't
find, I will look up and give you the info.

Good Luck
pcy
pcy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2004, 07:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Car: 1995 BMW M3
Posts: 9,481
Photos:
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
It can be very easy or very hard depending on if you have tilt steering wheel. If you have tilt steerin wheel you can easily remove the cluster, if not Delmarco has said your answer.
__________________

1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2004, 02:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
n00b
 
metalmayhem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ramstein, Germany
Car:
Posts: 7
Photos:
metalmayhem is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to metalmayhem
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M Power@Dec 26 2004, 07:54 PM
It can be very easy or very hard depending on if you have tilt steering wheel. If you have tilt steerin wheel you can easily remove the cluster, if not Delmarco has said your answer.
[snapback]258644[/snapback]
Thanx again eveyrone for the info, Its much appreciated
metalmayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2004, 09:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Crescent, Iowa (near Omaha, NE)
Car:
Posts: 37
Photos:
mmendell is an unknown quantity at this point
All of what you need to know you can find in a search. Once the guage cluster is loose and the wiring is disengaged, take the housing off of the top of the steering column and pop out the turn signal assembly....then, pull the cluster towards you as far as you can, start the car, and turn the wheel and guage cluster to the left. No sweat! It goes back in there the same way!
__________________
1997 328I Sport Package
mmendell is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions About Dash Lights? Sasha 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 03-25-2005 04:05 PM
Dash Lights metalmayhem 3-Series (E36) 0 12-25-2004 04:35 AM
1989 BMW 525i Dash Lights delussional77 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 3 07-01-2004 04:09 PM
dash lights takaaco 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 05-30-2004 05:03 PM
Dash lights out on MZ3.... NitroRoadster 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 2 10-16-2003 09:09 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.