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Neko
04-09-2004, 11:26 PM
I got the cluster out however I can't split the cluster in half. I see the 4 tabs on the back but something else is stopping it from comming apart. Please help if you can. Thank you.

Miguel
04-10-2004, 07:36 AM
what car is this for? maybe this will help:
http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/maintenance/electrical/capacitors.htm

Neko
04-10-2004, 05:45 PM
It is for a 2001 530i (e39)
Thanks in advance

Miguel
04-10-2004, 06:06 PM
ok then remove two bolts at top of cluster

Pull cluster out

Remove connectors (which require pushing down right behind the "bar" that goes across the connector and sliding the "bar" down the slope. You'll know what I mean when you see it.

Use Short torx to get inside, I don't remember the size... T12 comes to mind

Fern
04-12-2004, 12:32 PM
check out this link...

Its excellent and self explanitory..


http://www.vdorepair.com/Cluster/Instructions/540i/Remove.htm


cheers,
//Fern

Bimmerman5
05-04-2004, 03:14 AM
My info cluster display in my 97 540i shows up with broken characters can anybody help or fix???

Fern
05-04-2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Bimmerman5
My info cluster display in my 97 540i shows up with broken characters can anybody help or fix???

I share your pain buddy.

Just haven't bothered to replace mine since it hasn't gotten any worse over the last couple of years.

Fern
05-04-2004, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Bimmerman5
My info cluster display in my 97 540i shows up with broken characters can anybody help or fix???

I have not tried this myself, but its an interesting write-up...

http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e38/forum.php?postid=1570167&page=1

You can also try writing to Bmw Canada and tell them that the part they installed in your car is defective. There have been so many people complaining of the same problem that BMWNA has a hidden warranty.

They supply part and you pay 2 hours labour.

BMW Canada on the other hand has sent me a letter telling me (very politely) to go pound sand....

I suspect BMWNA went to the part manufacturer and got them to supply a replacement part for free and since customer pays install, BMW isn't out any money..

Good luck and let us know how you make out..

Cheers,

//Fern

Bimmerman5
05-05-2004, 07:43 PM
Thanks man for the response I read the how to do clean up but don't really want to mess wid it and make it worse. I gonna try the BMWNA route or if anyone on here can offer any other good ideas????????????????????????????

It Pisses me off Dam it!!!

Bimmerman5
05-05-2004, 08:50 PM
Probably fighting a lost cause but I contacted BMW Canada and spoke to some lady she said she would get back to me.

Probably wid some bullshit!!!

Fern
05-06-2004, 02:21 PM
Bimmerman5,

please persever with BMWCanada and let us know how you made out.

Altho not much input was provided on this board (for this topic)I'm sure there are many passive members also interested in a resolution to the cluster issue...

cheers,

Fern