2939RE: [bmw e28] Ok so I'm puzzled...
- Oct 16, 2004I would change all the fuses and clean all contacts and ground points with a
good contact cleaner like "detoxit". If this doesn't do the trick, it may
be the SI batteries in the back of your display have gone/ are going. Can
be replaced, if a little awkward. There's a detailed procedure in the "BMW
Enthusiats Companion" by the Car Club of America with some of their
"Roundel" articles in.
>From: Craig Newman <mrcleggsbike@...>_________________________________________________________________
>To: BMW E28 Group <bmwe28@...>
>Subject: [bmw e28] Ok so I'm puzzled...
>Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 12:37:23 +0100 (BST)
>Can anyone point me in the right direction?
>Last night I was off to a restaurant to celebrate my wifes
>birthday, anyway the car, 528, started first time (as always), I
>realised when I switched on the lights that I must have left the
>front fogs on after driving last time I used the car, I shifted
>too far went passed drive into 3 realised then back into drive.
>As I went back into drive the instrument lights flickered, and
>as I pulled away I saw that the speedo wasn't working, neither
>was the economy guage, everything else on the panel is fine.
>Today I checked all the fuses, most of the holders and all of
>the fuses are dirty/have some corrosion but there is nothing
>blown, I moved them all slightly replaced the cover and took it
>for a test drive, the speedo worked but after 1/4 of a mile it
>flickered and ceased to work again. Looking in the Haynes manual
>and the owners manual it doesn't list the speedo as being
>connected to any of the fuses!
>So... is it an instrument display problem and the fuse movement
>just coincidence? (I don't like coincidences). Should I dump all
>the fuses, clean all the contacts and fit all new fuses? Learn
>enough German to worry it into working again? Pray to the gods
>of old BMWs and hope they fix the problem?
>Puzzled in Newcastle - and it's raining again!
>Newsletter Editor - Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists
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