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kemestry
07-30-2007, 02:01 AM
I was wondering where I can get the SI board batteries. I have the Sanyo Sanyo CR14250SE lithium kind and they are a pain to find. I've seen them online and was wondering if anybody knew where to pick them up locally.

Thanks

FuryriderX
07-30-2007, 04:11 PM
try calling an electronics place (phonebook). or even call digi-key, they ship from canada. www.digikey.ca

SamE30e
07-30-2007, 09:53 PM
I just fixed mine because i'm a freakin genius. I used 2 Rechargable Ni-Cad AA batteries, I soldered them to the contacts and voila, my tach, temp, and MPG gauge work.

Edit:

Heres a picture of what I did

http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/7/21022010223.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6149350)

FuryriderX
07-30-2007, 11:16 PM
I just fixed mine because i'm a freakin genius.

if i ask you, will you tell me your humble too? :D

thats what youd have to do no matter what replacement batteries you got. the li-ion ones may be charged slightly differently, so you may have to replace like with like.

some dumbass once replaced mine with non-rechargeable rayovacs. *uzi* dont do THAT :D

SamE30e
07-30-2007, 11:21 PM
Other people have done this?

Dammit, I thought I was innovative! It's pretty simple to do, all you need to know how to do is solder.

alex a
07-31-2007, 12:56 PM
You Can Find Them At Radio Shack But Good Luck Installing Them You Will Ending Burning Or Blowing Them Up I Have A New Board And Cluster For Sale Brand New Right From Bmw $180.00 Call Me Alex 647 2018862

SamE30e
07-31-2007, 01:35 PM
Lmao, I used radio shack batteries, and it seems to work fine.

BMW BMXer
07-31-2007, 01:42 PM
Ya sam lots of people do it.

Do you want to do it to my old cluster?

SamE30e
07-31-2007, 01:48 PM
Dammit, I really thought I had something. I can give it a shot if you want.

FuryriderX
07-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Dammit, I really thought I had something. I can give it a shot if you want.

hey, you just saved yourself $180 for a new cluster. dont put yourself down man *th-up* props to you!

SamE30e
08-01-2007, 11:20 AM
haha yea, I could look at it that way.

NickP
08-01-2007, 01:48 PM
I was too lazy to look for the batteries with the tabs on them so I bought 2 single AA battery holders and ran wires from the cluster to them.
The bright side is when the batteries fail 10 years from now they'll be easy to replace :D

86coupe30
08-01-2007, 01:56 PM
i need to do this to mine but im scared to scew it up

SamE30e
08-01-2007, 03:24 PM
i need to do this to mine but im scared to scew it up

Have no fear, do it!!!

86coupe30
08-01-2007, 03:53 PM
yea maybe if i cant find another cluster to buy..

SamE30e
08-01-2007, 04:02 PM
It took me 20 minutes to do.

86coupe30
08-01-2007, 04:40 PM
ok can you tell me a place and what batteries to buy and a little bit more on how you did it... and do you have to take your steering wheel off to take the cluster out?

SamE30e
08-01-2007, 08:57 PM
ok can you tell me a place and what batteries to buy and a little bit more on how you did it... and do you have to take your steering wheel off to take the cluster out?

I'm considering doing a write up, I just got a pair of AA rechargable Ni-cad batteries.
Take the steering wheel off
Take the cluster out
Take the cluster apart
Pull the SI board out
Take the old battery out
Put the aa's in...

I can't really describe how to do it.

Engin33r
08-02-2007, 12:27 AM
I think that everyone should keep in mind the consequences of what happens when you put NiCadís, NiMH, or Alkalines batteries in place of rechargeable Li-Ions. They charge completely differently, which can cause the battery to leak (Alkalines), over heat (NiCad), or simply not charge completely and always assume a low charge (Alkalines & NiMH) and continue to cause problems,

It seems like such an easy and great fix soldering on wires to a battery, but just remember that this measure should be considered a temporary hack solution, and in no way a permanent one. Do the right thing and replace them with the proper battery. DigiKey has them. Pick up a catalogue or go to their website and order one.

just my $0.02.

/m
*smoke*

SamE30e
08-02-2007, 12:40 AM
I think that everyone should keep in mind the consequences of what happens when you put NiCad’s, NiMH, or Alkalines batteries in place of rechargeable Li-Ions. They charge completely differently, which can cause the battery to leak (Alkalines), over heat (NiCad), or simply not charge completely and always assume a low charge (Alkalines & NiMH) and continue to cause problems,

It seems like such an easy and great fix soldering on wires to a battery, but just remember that this measure should be considered a temporary hack solution, and in no way a permanent one. Do the right thing and replace them with the proper battery. DigiKey has them. Pick up a catalogue or go to their website and order one.

just my $0.02.

/m
*smoke*

Good point. Mine are working fine at the moment, nothing has exploded yet. Are the batteries even charged inside the cluster? This wouldn't be such a hack job if I used Lithium Ion rechargable batteries which are $15 for 4, I may change them, I didn't know if this would work or not so I used a pair of AA's I had kicking around.

86coupe30
08-02-2007, 07:50 AM
yea well if i do it im gunna do it right.. but it may be my diff speedo sensor that isnt good. so im gunna check that first and if that doesnt fix it then ill have to look more seriously into doing this proper