I have owned a '95 BMW 3181s conv since new. Taken good care of it. 185,000miles. One day the instrument panel lights (orange glow)that illuminate speedo, heater, a/c and window switches by shifter went out. ABS, headlight indicator light up. Odometer lights up. Checked fuses under instrument illumination , replaced.No change.Dont thnk it is bulbs as all went out simultaneously Is there something else I am overlooking by way of hidden relay/fuse etc? Thanks.need to see dash at night! :)
Instrument cluster lights out on 1995 BMW 318is
by mountainbeemer in Pine Valley, CA on March 02, 2010
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by Visitor on March 23, 2010
it was the dimmer switch on one i just fixed dims lights to gauges and heat ac controls went bad nothing would light up except warning and info lights
COMMENT by Visitor on February 14, 2011
Don't forget to check the truck wire harness. All the E36 have broken wires in the harness running to the truck lid. MANY WRITE UP ABOUT IT IN BMW FORUMS.
165,000 miles on my car, one day instrument panel lights went out, warning lights still come on. I noticed that quite a few other owners of this model have asked the same question ... could you gi...