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4961Re: [bmw e28] Re: Instrument pack batteries?

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  • Agent Midnight
    Jan 23, 2007
      Wow that is a great idea :-). I wish they would have put those is situation more like your fix. Perhaps in the trunk area like under the footwell trim pannel so that you could remove a few screws and change them. ( then again they last forever(LOL) ).

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Blake Nancarrow
      To: bmwe28@...
      Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 15:06
      Subject: [bmw e28] Re: Instrument pack batteries?

      Quoting bmwe28@...:

      > 1. Instrument pack batteries?
      > From: Phil Howard

      > 1. Instrument pack batteries?
      > Posted by: "Phil Howard" ss1turbo@... b23kab
      > Date: Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:35 pm
      > Before I jump at something else, could it be the instrument pack batteries?
      > Will they eventually recharge and everything else sort itself out?

      As far as I know, the instrument cluster batteries are NiCd technology. I.e.
      they will wear out.

      When I had my cluster out on time, I desoldered the old batteries, soldered in
      some lead wires, and used my own NiCd batteries in a battery box. This box is
      now an "outrigger" Velcroed to the back of the cluster. I can swap those
      batteries easily with disassembling the cluster.

      With longer wires, you could access the batteries in the foot well.

      Now my "countdown" service indicator LEDs work properly.


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