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Swerve 04-13-2010 11:11 PM

E36 Gauge Rings installation issues
So I had to change some burnt out bulbs in my dash and thought while I'm at it, that I may as well pop in those cool silver Gauge rings...

I bought these:

feedback was good, "snaps right in" so I thought, ok, cool. I really like how the new bimmers have the silver rings and I liked the pics I saw online of them done.

man, did I FAIL installing these. First off, the 2 large rings did NOT snap in, and I found them to be different from each other! (I emailed the seller to send me a new matching pair of e36 rings to see if I have any better luck) The smaller ones did snap in, but would pop off when putting the cluster back together. I'm thinking some spots of crazy glue after they're snapped in should keep them in place.

I want to have another crack at it, but with rings that fit how they should!

Are all these a PITA to install or is it because I bought these on fleabay?

Is it my gauge cluster?

Do the ones from DDM snap in and hold without any BS?

Who had a successful go at this and where did you get yours?

mhamouda 04-14-2010 12:06 AM

interesting.. id like to know too

Dysantic 04-14-2010 01:11 AM

Everything I have understood is that the DDM ones fit perfectly and almost any other ones you find are cheap POS plastic garbage. They are also shiny silver compared to the flat greyish ones you ebayed.

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