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Old 06-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by alexxander.foster View Post
So, now I'd like to change gears and talk about the next step: putting it in the car!

Let's start with the instrument cluster. Do we NEED to reflash the instrument cluster to have the car start, or will it start without the dash interfering?
It's hard to say with 100% certainty, but my gut feeling is that it will start. The cluster is still receiving the same signals it needs to. What I'm not sure about is if the cluster is capable of "broadcasting" that information over the K-BUS, or if it's even necessary.

One way to test would be to put an MS42 cluster in an MS43 car temporarily. It would best be a cluster from an early build, since at some point MID MY2000 (I want to say 04/2000), BMW put an updated cluster in the MS42 cars which ended up being the same one that early MS43 cars got.
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