Dont you have to "recode" the cluster after doing a swap by doing the Instrument cluster reset trick? Its in the Bentley page 438 under Intruments.
This works on all instrument clusters 1992-1999 E36 - 4 door/coupe/convertible/M3.
Step 1. Press and hold the mileage reset button.
Step 2. Put key into ignition switch and turn to KLR (Ignition switch position #1)
The instruments will start self testing, let go of the reset button and sit back and watch, its pretty cool. Let us know if this worked, if not then my guess is you reconnected some wires incorrectly
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Last edited by fredo328; 12-11-2005 at 08:31 AM.