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Old 08-17-2004, 04:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i just picked up my BMW and have ordered some replacement dial's due to part of the MPG dial is flaking away and casuing the needle to get stuck in places whilst im driving, i just wondered how these kits fit on, do i place them ontop of the current dials that are there or is it ok to peel away the remains on the mpg dial? seeing as it is kind of frayed i dont think i would be able to leave it on there.

And is this job an easy task? as my first ever bit of work on a car, i have absolutly no idea if any electrics or anything have to be altered/disconnected.

Any help would be really great,

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Hi, i just picked up my BMW and have ordered some replacement dial's due to part of the MPG dial is flaking away and casuing the needle to get stuck in places whilst im driving, i just wondered how these kits fit on, do i place them ontop of the current dials that are there or is it ok to peel away the remains on the mpg dial? seeing as it is kind of frayed i dont think i would be able to leave it on there.

And is this job an easy task? as my first ever bit of work on a car, i have absolutly no idea if any electrics or anything have to be altered/disconnected.

Any help would be really great,

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Ive sent you a message, the URL would be a great help cheers

Im hoping it will be a good learning experiance for my 1st bit of DIY work on a car
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getting the pod out is moderately easy, but a pain in the ass. It requires a lot of finesse to get it around the wheel.
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I am new to this forum. It's amazing the volume of info you can find here.

The MPG dial of my 318is has exactly the same problem than Clint_m's: it is flaking away and casuing the needle to get stuck.

Which replacement dials did you buy? How much did you pay for them? I am considering replacing my old dials with new white dials. Any recommendation?

I would appreciate if you could provide me with the "step by step guide", since it's my first experience with a bimmer.

Thanks.
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getting the pod out is moderately easy, but a pain in the ass. It requires a lot of finesse to get it around the wheel.
true that! but theres not better job then a DIY job way better feeling afterwards then shelling out the $$$

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I am new to this forum. It's amazing the volume of info you can find here.

The MPG dial of my 318is has exactly the same problem than Clint_m's: it is flaking away and casuing the needle to get stuck.

Which replacement dials did you buy? How much did you pay for them? I am considering replacing my old dials with new white dials. Any recommendation?

I would appreciate if you could provide me with the "step by step guide", since it's my first experience with a bimmer.

Thanks.
I got some white dials from www.motortec.com, 38 including VAT + delivery, cheapest i could find after a long trawl through some sites.

Thanks for the guide btw, im sure it will help i just wont fiddle with the wires because im not using the indiglow dials or anything, just straight off white ones so im guessing i can ignore the last part of the guide.

Thanks for the replys guys
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