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mybimota 10-24-2012 02:56 PM

USA to Can cluster swap..reprograming?
I have a USA 525 touring and I am wanting to change the cluster to a canadian model.

I asked my dealer bout it and they said it will have to be reprogrammed.
is that true or can I just swap it out myself?


bmwm5lover 10-24-2012 06:09 PM

has to be reprogrammed.

mybimota 10-24-2012 07:24 PM

whats the cost aprox?

dealer said that i have to bring the car, they wont give aprox cost.


Blackedout95 10-24-2012 08:11 PM

Havent discussed it in over a year but I think the cost is $$$ dollars, I want to say anywhere from $150-$500, depends. Be happy you didnt just import the car, they have a nice $500 bill for you there too, its BS but it happens when you need that magic piece of paper and daytime RL's.

What year is the car though?

mybimota 10-25-2012 01:03 PM


bmwm5lover 10-25-2012 02:04 PM

It doesn't take more than 10 minutes to flip the Module from US to Canada spec. Shouldn't cost more than 50$ at a knowledgeable indy shop

JINT 10-26-2012 11:14 AM

i'll do it for 50$ if you want, there is nothing complicated there. EWS to IKE adaptation and other small things.

richmak 10-31-2012 01:43 PM

Why do you need to change the cluster? I imported the exact same car (2003) model in 2008 (may be rules have changed since then) from PA and all I did was obtain a recall clearance print out and no modification needs to be done here (except programming the DRL).

JINT 10-31-2012 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by mybimota (Post 1587085)
...I am wanting to change the cluster to a canadian model....

he doesn't have to, he wants to

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