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The light in the tach went out. Do I need to replace the whole unit ,or just a bulb?

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The lamps for the tach and speedo are mounted into the rear of the instruments in a small rubber socket.

Some disassembly may be required to gain access to the rear of the instrument cluster, but you should be able to see the sockets with a flashlight. The socket is a press fit into the back housing and should pull out fairly easily. There are 3 different part numbers show for the lamp, so you may have to take the bulb out first and try an auto parts store. It is 12V 2 watt. If all else fails, try a BMW bike dealer for the lamps. I would suggest replacement of all the lamps as they usually fail in groups.

Good Luck!

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My BMW 1200CL has developed an idling problem. The bike has been checked by BMW dealer but no problem was found. Any suggestions please?

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