Instrument panel lights out on 1995 BMW 318is

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 give me any idea of what the answer is to this dilemna?

by in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 01, 2010
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1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , August 02, 2010
The most common issues i have seen are the contacts inside the instrument cluster become loose over time. The cluster is to be removed, dismantled in the middle, terminals tightened and re-assembled. Note this is only E36 and some models below that era
COMMENT by , November 04, 2010
I have a 1994 325is. The odometer light is out. What are the possible causes? Can I fix these myself? Thank you. Dr. JJ
COMMENT by , February 14, 2011
Check the trunk wire harness that goes to the truck lid. ALWAYS CRACKED - BMW FORUM COVER IT IN DETAIL HUGE ISSUE.