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    Default Dash cluster capacitors need help part no.


    Been searching the forum for part numbers on the dash cluster capacitors of a 1989 535i, anybody knows they're part numbers?
    This what I got so far from searching, Qty 2 Cat. 90-1836 22M 50V high temp
    Qty 3 Cat. 90-1797 220M 16V high temp. Can I get these from radioshack or any electrical stores?
    Any input would be apprecaited, thanks again guys!

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    Default I have never posted them on any of my replacement posts because

    I have seen different caps used on a number of different dash clusters. And the quantity also varies, you're best solution is always to pull the cluster first and look at the caps to see exactly what you have.




    Quote Originally Posted by takumidrift30
    Been searching the forum for part numbers on the dash cluster capacitors of a 1989 535i, anybody knows they're part numbers?
    This what I got so far from searching, Qty 2 Cat. 90-1836 22M 50V high temp
    Qty 3 Cat. 90-1797 220M 16V high temp. Can I get these from radioshack or any electrical stores?
    Any input would be apprecaited, thanks again guys!


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    do NOT buy replacement caps from radioshack, get 100% solid EL caps online.
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    If the store does not have the right voltage capacitor, its fine to get a higher one.
    For the 16V you could go and put a 2,000v capacitor in there, it wont affect the running on the unit, its only "what it can take" not "what it puts out".
    Just make sure its a similar size so that it can fit in the housing.
    11/88 535iA

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    Thanks a lot guys! I guess that's the best thing to do, take them off and see what I have and I have a better picture what I can and can't put on there. Today my temp gauge starting to work erraticly. Thanks again!

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