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I replaced car battery engine light and other lights came on .

The guages and dash lights stoped working?

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  • bmwdriver63 Jan 11, 2009

    no the mileage doesnt come up, and yes the car was jumped prior to getting the new battery the day before but drove fine with no lights or nothing tell the next morn the battery was dead so i bought a new one put it in and thats when it happened

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  You should have an electronic dash.  Can you read the mileage or anything.  Did you jump the car prior to replacing the battery?

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  • tireguy Jan 13, 2009

         It is very possible that yoy fried the dash.  Do the lights come on or do they look like they are scrambled.  Also  known as bad pixels.  which means segments of the display are missing.  On most bmw's with electronic clusters you should not jump the car but pull the battery out and charged it.  Because the current surge from the other car spikes the instrument cluster. You could check all fuses with a test light, but i believe you have a bad cluster.  Once they fry its all over.  The cluster needs to be changed and it must be programmed by a dealer.  

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