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Old 02-16-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Seeking New Instrument Cluster 2002 325Ci

Hi all,

Replaced my fuel pump and fuel level sending unit this weekend. Looked like they were the originals - had factory hose clamps and the sticky goo holding the wiring down.

The fuel gauge has read 0 since I bought the car a few weeks ago, and I hoped this PM fix would clear that up as well. Fuel gauge still reads 00000, OBC test 6 shows fault code 3 (implausible input) for the fuel level sending units. So I broke out the ohm-meter, topped off the tank so I'd get known resistance from the sending units, and started checking the wiring hoping for a short or break. No luck. Perfect resistance readings all the way to the instrument cluster connector.

I had previously popped the cluster open to repair the buttons and when removing a rattling part inside it turned out to be two LEDs that had popped off the board, probably in the collision the car had sustained previously. One was the brake light, forget what the other was, but I knew I'd want a new cluster eventually. But now with no hope of fixing the fuel gauge, I'm ready to look for a new one.

So, anyone have a good connection to save some $$$ on a new instrument cluster for a 2002 325Ci? I'm in Southern California and I'll drive to get it. I know I'm stuck with dealer costs on this part for the programming alone, so I'd love to shave a few dollars off if I can.

Cheers!
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:40 AM   #2
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maybe get a used cluster and use it for parts to fix your current cluster?
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