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Old 03-17-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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E46 cluster help

So on my way to work this morning my instrument cluster went blank.... I know there is services out there to fix them and all but it is my only vehicle and I would have to drive it while the cluster gets repaired. Now here my question I have another E46 sedan with a cluster that I could temporarily use, could I use that cluster and then have mine repaired? Would that give me tamper dot on my original cluster?
(Other sedan is totaled holding onto it for parts)
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:30 PM   #2
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I have seen BMW documentation that says that you can use another cluster for testing, but, not to exceed something like 100km without causing any tamper dot problems on either the car or the cluster. Just to try it out I drove more than 100km on a cluster that was not for my car and when I went back to the original it was fine, but, don't take that as a guarantee.
You can drive the car w/o the cluster, but, you would not be notified of engine coolant temp or oil pressure, etc. Of course continuing to drive with either of these problems could destroy the engine.

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Old 03-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #3
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Dam I was afraid of that I called Bmw and they want $1800 for the cluster I found a guy online that would fix it for $90
Edit: I think the site was bmwgm5.com

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Old 03-17-2017, 02:42 PM   #4
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^^ lol

2nd post he is the bmwgm5.com guy
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:49 PM   #5
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Well isn't that a coincidence haha^


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