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2474Re: [bmw e28] obc/speedo don't work

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  • coolman41
    Jun 15, 2004
      -- those batteries in the instrument cluster are to keep the memory
      for the service indicator lights , and have nothing to do with the
      speedometer, in fact you can remove that board from the cluster throw
      it in the garbage and your speedometer will still function.

      - In bmwe28@..., steve <s.a@s...> wrote:
      > Try replacing the SIL batteries in the guage cluster. I have done
      several
      > times myself. These rechargeable batteries die after awhile
      requiring new
      > ones to be soldered in. As an aircraft engineer by trade, I
      troubleshoot and
      > repair all day long and I like to repair audio/electronic equipment
      in my
      > spare time. I will replace them for $70us (including
      parts,supplies, and
      > operational test-drive in my own e28) plus shipping. Not very hard
      to do,
      > but extremely easy to screw up-$$$$! If you're not sure, Don't Do
      It!
      > Good Luck
      > Steve from BC
      > 1987 535i
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <ken@k...>
      > To: <bmwe28@...>
      > Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 5:11 PM
      > Subject: RE: [bmw e28] obc/speedo don't work
      >
      >
      > > Here is the link to dashusa.com best rebuilder of BMW dashes I
      have found.
      > > Send him the entire cluster and he can fix. I spent several
      hundred
      > dollars
      > > and a lot of time screwing around before I found him and none of
      the other
      > > fixes worked.
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > >
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      > >
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      > >
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      > >
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      > >
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      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: sheetfar [mailto:sheetfar@w...]
      > > Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 2:43 PM
      > > To: bmwe28@...
      > > Subject: [bmw e28] obc/speedo don't work
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I have a 1986 528e with a manual transmission.
      > >
      > > Recently, the following things have started to malfunction:
      > >
      > > * Speedometer doesn't work.
      > >
      > > * White-needle vacuum gage (located just below tach) doesn't work.
      > >
      > > * On Board Computer OBC works except for the fuel consumption &
      > > driving speed (MPG & MPH buttons).
      > >
      > > After driving the car for 20 minutes or so, the vacuum gage starts
      > > cycling on/off every 2 seconds. Eventually, the speedometer might
      > > work after the vac gage starts working properly.
      > >
      > > I replaced the expansion valve on the A/C evaporator last month.
      > > However, everything (all instruments were checked) worked fine
      after
      > > that.
      > >
      > > The most recent work was done several days ago on the rear axle
      > > portion of the car. If the differential transducer has a bad
      > > connection or has malfunctioned, could it cause any of the
      > > speedo/vac gage/OBC problems?
      > >
      > >
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