Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-22-2020, 10:40 AM
upallnight's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cook County
Posts: 6,578
upallnight is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ETAction View Post
Took Avant 4 unit and put back in the OEM unit to see if that would activate anything.... it did not.
Took the car to a trusted audio specialist and they could not find anything wrong...

Safe to assume that during the install process something could have shorted and fried something?
Just so weird that aside from the cluster acting up, the one halo went out and the other is extremely dim.
Now I am considering buying a cluster off Ebay and going that route. I ordered some weislicht halo bulbs as I was planning to use the iBus app to run them as DRL's so I will put those in and see if they magically work.
Fingers crossed.
Swapping in a used cluster from eBay will require coding the cluster to the DME.
__________________
2006 Infiniti G35
2001 BMW 3.0I E53 X5 Build date 08/2000 SOLD
Lotus Europa 1970 Destroyed by fire
Lotus Europa 1970 S2 Renault Powered
Lotus Type 52 1970 Twincam Webers Powered
PORSCHE 911 Targa 1982 The Garage Queen
Audi Avant donated to Kars for Kids
BMW 525IT Sold
Audi 4000CS Quattro Sold
Jensen Healey Lotus Powered Sold
Opel 1900 Sold
Triumph Spitfire 1971 Sold
Triumph Spitfire 1968 Sold
Plymouth "Cuda" 340 Six pack SOLD
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #12  
Old 03-23-2020, 09:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: 805
Posts: 29
ETAction is on a distinguished road
Anybody know if the 4.8is cluster takes a separate bulb type for the tachometer limit light? Swapping out the bulbs seems fairly easy... not sure if the tach light is separate beast?
__________________
E53 Titan 4.8is Aero Dinan Signature 1
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-23-2020, 09:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 229
Clavurion is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ETAction View Post
Anybody know if the 4.8is cluster takes a separate bulb type for the tachometer limit light? Swapping out the bulbs seems fairly easy... not sure if the tach light is separate beast?
Those are illuminated by surface mount LEDs.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-23-2020, 11:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: 805
Posts: 29
ETAction is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clavurion View Post
Those are illuminated by surface mount LEDs.
Tricky Fix?
__________________
E53 Titan 4.8is Aero Dinan Signature 1
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2020, 06:10 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 229
Clavurion is on a distinguished road
Those LEDs on cluster board fail very rarely. More likely something else causing that they are not powered.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old Yesterday, 03:35 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: 805
Posts: 29
ETAction is on a distinguished road
Anyone have a know how of how to swap info from one cluster to another?
__________________
E53 Titan 4.8is Aero Dinan Signature 1
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 229
Clavurion is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ETAction View Post
Anyone have a know how of how to swap info from one cluster to another?
Take the chip containing VIN and mileage info from your original cluster and solder it on donor. Then do the coding with for example NCS. The tricky part is that chip is on the front side of the board so the cluster has to be taken apart like when doing pixel repair.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:25 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.