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Old 10-10-2009, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 m5 and the small problem is when I turn on the lights I have none in the dash which light up the speedo or rev counter.The gear kob and heater does not light up.I had it with a mate and he was able to turn them on with a computer and told me it was the light switch which I bought from bmw didn't work all the fuses have been checked anyone got a clue????
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My guess would be a wiring fault, such as a bad earth.
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Had a mate put a computer into the car and she brought up two codes 12,21 something about the instrument cluster and electrical problem he has to take the car for a day and thinks it a bare wire someware
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Just remove the cluster and have a look at the rear for a loose connection.
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