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Old 03-14-2006, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Help!! Installing chrome instrument rings.

Ahhhhhhhh! I bought some chrome rings to go on my instruments in my e39, but after removing the instrument cluster from the car I can find no appearent way to access the dials in order to install the rings. Has anyone done this before? This has become one of those jobs that looks oh, so easy but has become a real PITA. I've only managed to put two small cracks in the face of the cluster.:

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The e39 instrument cluster is not meant to be taken apart. It can be done but is very difficult. I think there may be a DIY at www.bmwtips.com
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The e39 instrument cluster is not meant to be taken apart. It can be done but is very difficult. I think there may be a DIY at www.bmwtips.com
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I went there first. They don't have it. That is a great sight, though. I've used it for alot of my projects.

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I found the file I saved from the net a while back. it looks like the original link is down so im hosting it for you to download but of course all of the info should be credited to its original author.

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You 100% ROCK!

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I put the rings on last night and they look great! Took me all of about 20 minutes.

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You're very welcome. Im glad it worked out for you.
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Hi DT,

Would you be able (and willing) to post the instructions on how to disassambl eth ee39 instrument cluster again? I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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