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Old 11-15-2008, 02:28 PM   #16
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question. How do i get the cluster out without taking out the steering wheel? My ground is ****ed (temperature jumps around a lot). If i hammer on the dash it works properly.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:35 PM   #17
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Take all the wire clips out first and than u gotta turn and twist on the cluster to get it out. If u have the 3 spoke steering wheel it should come out of the top hole of the steering wheel.It took me about an hour to tke it out but i managed it.

Just cleaned the grounds and put the thing back together nad now i'm gonna go and see if this thing works.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #18
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what if you don't have the 3 spoke? is it just that much harder to remove or do i have to pull off the steering wheel?
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:03 PM   #19
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It was a pain in the ass gettin it out with the three spoke so i dont know how much harder it would be with a 4 spoke....It shouldnt be that much harder cause there is that large space the 4 spoke has that the 3 spoke has as well.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:08 PM   #20
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i'll give it a shot when i get my car back from the bodyshop next week
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #21
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Soooo..


I Cleaned the ground connector, put the cluster back together and put it back on the car still no luck.... I think its just the cluster gas gauge tats ****ed up.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:20 PM   #22
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there might also be a break in the wire coming from the sending unit. That happened to one of my friends E30's... we tried everything and then we tested the wire and sure enough there was a break in the wire. Ran a new one from the cluster to the tank, all is well.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:27 PM   #23
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don't you just hate it when you think its something so small and simple then it turns into something much more...
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:53 PM   #24
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there might also be a break in the wire coming from the sending unit. That happened to one of my friends E30's... we tried everything and then we tested the wire and sure enough there was a break in the wire. Ran a new one from the cluster to the tank, all is well.
How can I check if the wire is broken? Should there be any power on any of the three wires attached to the sender? When i checked there was no power to any of the wires.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:42 PM   #25
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You'd have to use a continuity testor on the wires. You can easily get the cluster out of any e30 with steering wheel on with some practice, but why not just pull the wheel? It seriously take 10 seconds! You just need the 22MM (or SAE equiv. which works perfectly) socket. Make sure to turn the key forward before remove it, otherwise its locked on.
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i'm assuming that you don't don't need a puller tool to remove the steering wheel.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #27
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