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Sounds like bad capacitor or solder joints on the (archive)

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Posted by cluster motherboard. on March 29, 2000 at 11:07:55:

In Reply to: update..(not good) posted by alister on March 29, 2000 at 10:49:53:

: Started my baby up last night after class to drive home and now nothing on my instrument cluster works (well, except for the SRS, Brake Fluid, and Foglight indicaters). No fuel, no speedo, no tach, no temp, no odometer, etc. On the OBC, of course, the Avg MPH and Avg MPG don't work anymore either. The only curious thing to appear to work is how many miles I have left on my tank (at least the numbers are fluctuating). No ideas, eh? *sigh*

: ken
: '92 525i

: PS-- The Brake Fluid light came on after about 10 minutes this morning and wouldn't go off. You wonder why I named my car, "Lucky".

: : Alright, I guess it's my turn to have something break. :(

: : Driving to class tonight my odometer blank out and the information window to the right of it wouldn't produce any words. A few minutes later it all kicked on (every light in those two plastic windows - odometer and information windows) and immediately went off after about 2 seconds. After all this fun, my speedometer went dead a few times and started to fluctuate between my actual MPH and zero, as if it were a tachometer. After staying dead for a few minutes, it kicked again and finally stayed working for the remainder of the trip (I'm on break at classes still). I never could get the odometer or other display back, but everything else seems fine (starting, OBC, radio, etc).

: : Any ideas? Suggestions? Sounds expensive?

: : Thanks guys. :)

: : ken

: : '92 525i

: : - senseless plug for my E34 website

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