Question about BMW 528
Speedometer has'nt worked since I've had car. Replaced transmitter, wiring looks good, checked solder joints in instrument cluster, previous repairs had been made, all metered good. I don't have accurate enough prints to check all wiring and meter out. Odometer wont work due to broken gears, but not concerned with that now. Batteries are dead for si board, dont know if that will affect it or not.
SOURCE: 1991 Volvo 740GL Speedometer
I remove two panel underneath the steering column. The first panel is removed using a 10 mm socket. The second panel is removed using a torx socket (can't remember the size). Removing these two panels gives you room to get to the clip on speedomter. Looking at the speedometer, you should see two rectangular holes on each side of the speedometer cover. I use a awl to push in the clip (you could use a screwdriver). Looking underneath the dash, you should be able to see the clip you are pushing on with the awl. I take my 2nd awl and put it behind the clip. I get the left side to release. One the speedometer cover releases, you can see the speedometer. You will see the 4 torx screws (t20) and two smaller clips holding the speedometer. All that is left is the wiring. (I take a sharpie pen and mark one of my wire locations on the speedometer. I am not sure what it does. It is a single wire.)
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Neon Instrument Panel
I did pretty much the same thing that motor1258 did. This was on my third gauge cluster to be in the car. This solution simply does not work. Yeah whacking the top of the dash will sometimes get the gauges to work but not always. I have a bit of a temper and would get pretty annoyed by their non-compliance. I ended up breaking my dash from hitting it too much. So now I had a broken dash on top of my stubborn gauges. I just found a solution online that should be a permanent fix. Basically you take the gauges out, take them apart and re-sodder the pens on each plug back to the circuit board. I am going to try it and hopefully this ends my frustration.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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