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Thread: Cluster power connections for bench testing, caps replacement

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    Default Cluster power connections for bench testing, caps replacement

    This info from Gert with pics might be interesting for those who want to test their cluster on the bench

    Cluster power connections for bench testing
    and here the cluster pinout for all plugs and versions, that means grey, blue, white backplate
    Steckerbelegung Kombi
    Last edited by shogun; 03-07-2019 at 05:49 AM.

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    instrument cluster issues - repairs, capacitors, collection of info, please add comments, links, repairs......

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...topped-working!
    capacitor replacement:
    http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Mainte...Capacitors.htm
    http://bmwe32.masscom.net/johan/dash...dash_caps.html
    blue cluster caps replacement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4MwIlhJpKA
    http://www.exx.se/maintenance/instru...34/index.shtml
    here the link to fongman recovered with the wayback machine fongman1 repairpages instrument cluster repair https://web.archive.org/web/20060411...terrepair.html
    all repairs from fongman from wayback machine https://web.archive.org/web/20060117...net/~fongman1/
    youtube by Pieter Wiel, For future reference -> I made a video that shows how to repair the dashboard, E34 Dashboard Fix Dull Display / Gauges not working
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Mj...ature=youtu.be
    As for the capacitors, just to add some dimensions/sizes:
    I have been told by the electronic guru of the German 7 forum many years ago: you can replace them with higher voltage such as all with 35 Volt ones or more as long as they fit by size/dimensions. You just have to pay attention to the diameter, otherwise they do not fit, max. thickness/diameter of 10 mm is possible and NOT higher than 16 mm.The distance between the "feet/legs" of the capacitor should be 5 mm. So the dimensions are the most important, the rest does not matter much.

    How to remove the cluster without removing the steering wheel
    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/422663
    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/422658/

    in my case the problem was the OBC, not the cluster - chime/gong randonly comes on - solved https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...highlight=gong
    Last edited by shogun; 03-07-2019 at 05:52 AM.

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