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#1 (permalink) Old 01-15-2004, 09:43 AM
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I was wanting to change my instrament cluster from the 318i top speed of 140mph to another cluster..... one from a 325 or something..... it has a top clock read ot 160 i think....

basically cause i can t get thoese nice electro luminesance faces for mine.... but there are loads for the others....

i wanted to know if it would cause a problem with miss readings or it will correclt y display speed, rev, mpg, blah blah blah.....

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hmm, thats odd. My 318 has the 160 speedo.

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I don't believe that will work because your sensors will be calibrated for the older cluster and will throw off your speed and rpms.

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I was wanting to change my instrament cluster from the 318i top speed of 140mph to another cluster..... one from a 325 or something..... it has a top clock read ot 160 i think....

basically cause i can t get thoese nice electro luminesance faces for mine.... but there are loads for the others....

i wanted to know if it would cause a problem with miss readings or it will correclt y display speed, rev, mpg, blah blah blah.....

cheers
the m3 was the only one to have the speedo at 160

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Yeah my 325i also goes to 160

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my 325 would go to 160 but its in km/h but 260 is the top i believe for me.

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thats the first one i have seen used

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it is a bit dtrange that mine has the 140mph max.... but it was a change over year 1993/94 318i (8v) 4 cylinder......

i think ill find one at a scrapy and try it for a laugh.... if it works ill let you know.....
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If you swap clusters, you'll get a manipulation dot in the odometer area. This little read dot indicates that the mileage/cluster was tampered with. The mileage of the vehicle is stored in another module :P for backup purposes, and if they don't match the manipulation dot will come on.
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My '95 318i speedo goes to 160 also
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