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Old 02-08-2013, 01:51 AM
gertrude12 gertrude12 is offline
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Location: Zimbabwe
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Mein Auto: 1990 BMW 525i
Yes, well...competent and Zimbabwe are two words rarely heard together in the same sentence!!

I've asked several people, and not had a consensus yet. I thought the dealer because if parts are needed, they might be able to get them easier.

Not entirely sure the problem is aftermarket parts. There are only two that I am aware of...the second alarm that appears to be disconnected, and the radio that some yahoo stole the faceplate for.

I *think* it might have to do with the instrument cluster things. Previous to the smoke, the instrument panel had been acting oddly upon occasion...gauges would work, then not. The LED readout suddenly would display nonsense (kind of like *%&TGUIUCTC( sort of thing, if that makes sense).

Aside from that, the car needs an oil change, and hopefully the dealer has the thingie to reset the computer that keeps yelling at me that it needs an oil change!
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