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Old 09-19-2011, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Fudman View Post
So, was the battery the cause of your cluster problem?
I don't know yet.

The first thing I did was check the battery because charging the battery was the precipitating event to the cluster blowing out.

Since I like to learn about what I'm doing, I'm still on the topic of the battery.

I did digress a bit to start to check the fuses. The only fuses I've checked so far are those next to the battery in the trunk.

I put the (confusing) trunkbox fusebox information in this existing thread:
- Need help with location of the fuse boxs and overview of fuse positions for 528i?

For fun, I painstakingly annotated this picture of my fusebox, showing exactly which fuses I had in place, so that others may benefit:

I can't easily check the glovebox fuses at night, and my garage is so stuffed I can't open the passenger door; so I will wait until a good battery is in to see what the glovebox and ebox and under-seat fuses have in store for me!

BTW, one question I asked in that thread was:
Q: What is the "onboard monitor" (and could it possibly affect the instrument cluster display?)

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