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#1 (permalink) Old 12-10-2008, 10:49 PM
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can you swap out an e39 m5 cluster to a 98 540ia

can you swap out an e39 m5 cluster to a 98 540ia?
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Highly unlikely. The complexities of recoding a used cluster are nutty. Making a new cluster work in your car would also be very difficult.



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We change them on our 7's with no problem apart from the mileage is that of the donor car, a new one has to be programmed at BM dealership.

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I installed one in my 540. If you get a used m5 cluster the dealer will not be able to code it because it has the VIN # of the previous car stored in it. This locks the coding equipment from recoding the unit. A new cluster however can be recoded fine. the other thing is that the oil temp will not display correctly (even when fitting a new cluster) because the engine control module in a non M car does not send the signal correctly to the cluster. other than that it works fine. Im really happy with mine.

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