3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
It sounds like some of the sensors need to be replaced as well as the guage. The speed sensor in the final drive needs to be changed to bring your speedo in line this should help your odometer also. The Tach may just be off it is not uncommon for a factory tach to be a little off (little 100-200 Rpm). The DSC was changed for the 2001 model year. On the 2000 there is not a 2 stage turn off procedure (no matter how long you hold that button down the brake light will not even blink). So the 2001 computer is sending a signal that the 2000 cluster cannot interperate so the light comes on telling you there is a fault. If you have the origional 2001 cluster still you may be able to swap some electronic modules and get the light to shut off.
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okay, i dont want to put in a cluster and fix a couple things. The car has TWO mileage counters. One in the brain and one on the Cluster. If I can't get BMW to synch the two together it shows a tamper dot next the tripometer. I need the whole thing to work properly, as i do not want to void my warranty, nor do I want to have that tamper dot affect its resale.
Just forget i asked the question... Although if anyone has PROOF that BMW can in fact do the synch with the cluster (i already went to two dealers, got no's) I would love to know the details.
Where in the world are you? There will be a way to make this work. The most obvious solution is to flash the M3 cluster with your 330CI cluster, this may resolve the problem although I doubt it. I am suprised that the cluster did not work correctly, this only proves that the sensors on the M3 (Speedo) is different.
Actually, there are four memories in the new 2001 onwards BMW;
2. LKM (Light Control Module - Stores in blocks of 100Km)
3. EWS (Alarm Control Module)
4. Keys (Syncronised with the EWS)
I can re-program your cluster and re-sync everything back up again to factory spec.
If the mileage on the cluster is less than what is in the other memories, all the other memories stop counting up, until the cluster catches back up again with the other memories.
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