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Old 04-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Trip Computer Problem

Hey ya'll!

Today I pulled out my indicator stalk to tackle the non functioning trip computer i've recently been experiencing. Convinced it would be a broken cable inside the stalk I stripped it apart to find all the cables intact

Checked the switch function with a multimeter and two needles and it appears to be working. Checked all the fuses related to the OBC and all good.

My trip computer does nothing when I tap the button on the stalk, i'me very confused
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Old Yesterday, 02:46 PM   #2
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bump, I tried another stalk and still nothing
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #3
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You disconnected the battery before starting the job right?

Are you just getting a few dashes on the display where the info usually is?

If, so it's because the battery disconnect reset everything and there's no data to display. Just drive around a bit and new info will show up.

At least I'm hoping it's as easy as that. I kinda went through the same thing when I replaced my stalk. I thought it was malfunctioning but within a mile or two it started displaying and calculating average speed, mpg, miles to go, etc.


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Thanks for the quick reply, I didnt drive the car after refitting and I had disconnected the battery so fingers crossed thats all it is! I'll update when I give it a drive
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Thanks for the quick reply, I didnt drive the car after refitting and I had disconnected the battery so fingers crossed thats all it is! I'll update when I give it a drive
Ok...good luck! Let me know how it turns out!

That's a very sharp looking car in your signature by the way! I'm loving it!
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Sort of related... how did you remove the stalk? Is there a DIY that you followed? My BC button on my stalk stopped working, I had it replaced at a shop with another used stalk which only worked for a bit then stopped working soon after. I decided to take my old stalk apart only to see that the reason it wasn't working was because the wires got split. I've soldered the wires back together and want to put the stalk back in but don't feel like paying to have it installed for a second time.
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Old Today, 10:41 AM   #7
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Thanks chuckyvee its coming along nicely

Disconnect battery, remove airbag using a flat screwdriver through each side at the back of the wheel, 16mm nut holds wheel on, 2 plugs to undo then wheel comes off, undo cowling and then remove 4 torx holding stalks on. Theres a video guide on youtube for it.
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Sort of related... how did you remove the stalk? Is there a DIY that you followed? My BC button on my stalk stopped working, I had it replaced at a shop with another used stalk which only worked for a bit then stopped working soon after. I decided to take my old stalk apart only to see that the reason it wasn't working was because the wires got split. I've soldered the wires back together and want to put the stalk back in but don't feel like paying to have it installed for a second time.

Yes...there's a nice DIY on here somewhere. I linked to it on my thread about the problems I was having with my turn signal stalk.

I'll see if I can find it and post it here.



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Ok...here's the thread I started. If you read through it you will see where I linked to the DIY that I used to guide me.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1022997


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That's awesome, thanks a bunch!
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Test drove the car with the new (second hand) stalk on, still no trip computer working did the software reset and made no difference. I'm kind of lost now i'll try replacing all the fuses for the trip computer even thought they all look good but other than that i'm out of ideas
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