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Dashboard light and instruments not working

BMW 318i-2002. About 10,000 miles on the clock from new. Used occasionally. The dashboard lights and instrument panel has gone dead. Checked the fuses in the glove compartment. Those are fine. At a loss what caused the problem and how to fix/ reset it.

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    none of my instruments work on dashboard, i have had a flat battery

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Instrument panel not working, only the fuel gauge

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Bulbs behind the gauge cluster most likely need to be replaced....

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • dillonwhite5 Mar 08, 2011

    how would we get to it?

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