- Dec 21, 2005There is a way to jump two contacts for the Oil
service, not sure which ones they are.
But here is something else.
The internal SI board, which is a real pain to remove,
has original NiCD batteries installed. They only have
a shelf life of about 6-7 years max.
Once they lose the ability to recharge and hold the
charge, some of the indicator lights will NOT go out
It affects many things when those batteries fail.
You also have the chance of the batteries failing
completely and begin to seep battery acids into the
rest of the board.
The SI board is located inside the center of the
entire cluster and is a REAL pain to get to. I had an
instrument cluster with a busted odomoter that I
decided to remove the board from and found it was just
starting to leak.
Due to the 250.00 charge for an updated 528e SI board
cost, which includes a $70.00 core, you are best to
learn to replace the batteries yourself.
There are several sites that I found that showed step
by step instructions for updating the batteries on an
E30. I will be getting one of my friends to help me
do mine, and I will look at some of the other
instrument clusters I have to see if there are any
other SI boards worth saving.
If I find the two pins to short out to reset the
light, I'll post it.
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