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ThoroldE30
08-23-2008, 07:50 PM
So the other morning i went and started my car and surprise to me the dash lights did not work(temp gauge, speedo, gas gauge, and rmp gauge) what could this be??

any suggestions would be great :)

its a 91 318i

325isStephen
08-23-2008, 08:40 PM
check fuses

Steve

ThoroldE30
08-23-2008, 09:57 PM
done that no luck :(

slimjim
08-23-2008, 10:11 PM
relay?

ThoroldE30
08-23-2008, 10:40 PM
hmm good suggestion i will try in the morning seeing as how it is getting dark i will get back then

thanks

325isStephen
08-24-2008, 02:29 AM
good luck bro, hopefully its nothing major, to check the relay swap another one in from a different accessory that you know is good.

Steve

BmW1819
08-24-2008, 10:54 AM
if nothing lights up and nothing working in the car u gotta start where the power comes from the battery

ThoroldE30
08-24-2008, 10:58 AM
everything else in the car is working like even the signal lights come on when i use them still

racer-x
08-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Everything in your dash has couplers that plug together. It sounds like the plug for your dash "pod" or gauge cluster has come unplugged.

Have you had stereo work done in your car?

ThoroldE30
08-24-2008, 07:07 PM
no i havent had anything with the stereo done

craz azn
08-25-2008, 12:12 AM
So the other morning i went and started my car and surprise to me the dash lights did not work(temp gauge, speedo, gas gauge, and rmp gauge) what could this be??

any suggestions would be great :)

its a 91 318i

You sure the speedo gauge doesn't work? I had a similar problem last summer with my car... check your fuses again and report back. Actually... specifically, check the fuse thats controlling whatever circuit that the reverse light is on. That would be my guess.

ThoroldE30
08-25-2008, 08:55 PM
the speedo gauge itself works just no lights i checked all fuses but still no luck

Kirk930
08-25-2008, 10:06 PM
Dimmer switch? Turn the headlight knob.

ThoroldE30
08-25-2008, 10:15 PM
lol yea that was the first thing i though of :P

i think i am just going to run it into thorold imports come saturday and see what they can get of it

racer-x
08-28-2008, 10:32 PM
If it's just the lights, it will be the dimmer switch.

ThoroldE30
08-29-2008, 07:19 PM
yea that is what i am thinking i am getting on tommarrow and trying that out