View Full Version : Instrument Cluster

01-09-2004, 12:14 AM
Hey guys hows everyone doing, I have a question for everyone that knows about this on my 98 328i on the instrument cluster were the oil temp area is it is black i am assuming its a burnt bulb behind it, has anyone ever had experience with this ? anyone know what to do? is it hard to remove the cluster to replace the light? And must the steering wheel be removed to replace the light?? any help or links would be greatly appreciated ! thanks for all your help!


Justin e36
01-21-2004, 10:21 PM
here's a link for you...

01-22-2004, 12:12 AM
Wow thanks man i appreciate it a lot been looking for somethin like that thought i would get like no replies but thanks!

Bill Gates
01-22-2004, 12:35 AM
Try this.... *th-up*


01-22-2004, 01:26 AM
ohh thanks bill gates i searched for that thanks for ur help too man

01-22-2004, 01:35 AM
btw did u ever disconnect the battery when doing this i heard the airbag light could come on?

Bill Gates
01-22-2004, 01:36 AM
nope. kept the battery plugged in.

01-22-2004, 01:38 AM
k thanks

01-22-2004, 03:48 AM
good links & write-ups! A couple of additional notes:

You can leave the battery connected but make sure you do NOT turn the ignition on once the cluster is removed or you WILL have a trip to the dealer to reset the airbag light!

I've pulled mine out with and without the steering wheel in. If I had to do it again, I would pull the wheel first. It takes a bit longer since you have to disconnect the battery and airbag properly without deploying the airbag, but it eliminates the cursing and fighting with the cluster...

01-26-2004, 02:06 PM
Hey Wilf thanks for the key points also man