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Old 03-18-2017, 04:57 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase a new cluster because I'm not finding any answers on how to get this one fixed. I have a 2004 330i ZHP and I was looking for a price on a new cluster. This car means so much to me and It irritates the heck out of me when I'm driving and the needles are not accurate. Luckily I have the miles to empty on the dash if not I would never know when to fill up.


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Old 03-18-2017, 04:59 PM   #2
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Go to bmwgm5.com send it to him and pay $90 plus the shipping then you get your cluster back and no tamper dot


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Old 03-18-2017, 09:18 PM   #3
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2004 330i ZHP and I was looking for a price on a new cluster. This car means so much to me and It irritates the heck out of me when I'm driving and the needles are not accurate.

Not accurate? What did you do? Did you pull the needles off and not put them back on right? Maybe the motors are bad? Replacement motors are not too expensive. You should be able to fix it yourself for about $7 per motor that needs replacement.

Replacement is if they get stuck and don't move smoothly. If it's just a needle pointing problem you just need to align the needles. No repair or replacement needed.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:37 PM   #4
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Not accurate? What did you do? Did you pull the needles off and not put them back on right? Maybe the motors are bad? Replacement motors are not too expensive. You should be able to fix it yourself for about $7 per motor that needs replacement.


I took the needles from a ZHP cluster and put them on my cluster I have now. How do I know I put them on correctly? Because they do move. They're just not pointing at the right direction. For example, I'm driving about 20mph and it's telling me I'm going 140MPH.


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Old 03-18-2017, 09:38 PM   #5
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Go to bmwgm5.com send it to him and pay $90 plus the shipping then you get your cluster back and no tamper dot


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Old 03-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #6
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Ok. So you paid no attention to alignment when you put the needles on. You don't need to send it to someone for repair and certainly don't need to replace it. Turn the needle/motor full CCW and keep turning after the motor reaches its internal end stop until the needle is pointing where it should when the car is off.
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