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?
Instrument panel lights out on 1995 BMW 318is
by Deemar in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 01, 2010
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by Chow on 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 Visitor on 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 Visitor on February 14, 2011
Check the trunk wire harness that goes to the truck lid. ALWAYS CRACKED - BMW FORUM COVER IT IN DETAIL HUGE ISSUE.
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 shifte...
I have a 1995 318is bought new. 185,000 miles.Always taken care of. One day intrument panel. window buttons on shift console, heat/ac/ radio am/fm/tape lights went out( orangle backlight). The odo...