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Old 09-23-2005, 08:23 PM
HoffmeisterKink HoffmeisterKink is offline
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Mein Auto: '06 330i / '87 325es
I did the dash replacement awhile back (http://www.nvo.com/themaus/dashreplacement/). Took some photos of the horror. I spent the good part of a labor day weekend working on it. Taking everything apart was easy, putting everything back together just right is a major PIA that takes time and patience and some muscle. Here's some tips:

1. Do it when the temperature is above 65-degrees F. This will let you bend and flex the pieces into place without worrying about new cracks.
2. Tape and label all the wires. If you have a digital camera, take pictures of everything as you disassemble. That way you can have a reference in case you forget about where something goes while you're putting everything back in.
3. While you have everything out, replace all the little indicator bulbs in your gauge cluster and OBC. Replacements can be bought at Bavarian Autosport.

Good Luck!
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