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97 318i Instrument Cluster

Hello everyone,
The lights on the instrument cluster on my 97 318i were going dull so i opened the cluster and replaced then had it tested before putting it back togather... they were good. But once i put the whole thing back togather and tested it... is was not working. Only the hazard indicator, signal indicator, check engine light, ABS light and a couple of other ones were working. The speedometer, tacho meter, oil gadge, temprature gadge and some other light indicators are no longer working.
Can anyone help me with this?

thank you in advance,

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  • ABE-NY Oct 28, 2008

    the cluster illumination dimmer control does illuminate the cluster itself but it does illuminate the radio and heater botttons. Before this problem, everytime i would turn the headlights on the cluster would illuminate and the controll would adjust the light. but now it does illuminate at all.



    Where is the cluster fuse located?

  • ABE-NY Oct 28, 2008

    can anyone help me further

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have you tested the cluster illumination dimmer control?

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Check the cluster fuse?

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • matt Stahulak Oct 28, 2008

    should be with the rest of the fuses in the fuse box..look under the steering column or in the glove box sometimes they are on either side of the dashboard also by the door jams

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