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Old 02-23-2013, 03:29 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Help us help you better by creating a signature that has your model/model year/build date. There are multiple models, engines, transmissions, options, etc that are different from 2000-2006 and identifying what you have helps us answer your questions specifically. Just as in this case, you're wanting to know about the instrument cluster. Well, there are 2 different clusters, and also there's the MID or Nav monitor set-up. The answer to your questions may be different based on how your X5 is help us to help you better by creating a signature (click the USER CP link at top of page) and by identifying your "option" set-up when there's multiple choices.

Yes, there are multiple features that are not in the owners manual. Be careful "mucking around" without any info as to what your might change something that may be difficult to reconfigure since you're winging it without knowing what you're winging.

1. You've found out how to change the temp scale by holding the left button etc.
2. You've also found out how to reset the SI display by holding the left button, too.
3. There are instructions on how to UNLOCK your OBC (need to know if you have the HIGH cluster or the LOW cluster to give you instructions). There are 20 Tests that give access to stuff "behind the scenes" that were'nt actually meant for the normal owner.
4. If you have the 20 digit alpha/numeric display in your instrument cluster...that would be the HIGH CLUSTER...and that display has first priority to the Check Control system. The main display for the OBC is either the MID or the Nav monitor. You can program the OBC features to appear in the instrument can choose all or just the ones your want. See the instructions below if you have the MID set-up. If you have onBoard Nav, the instructions are the same except you choose & set the programming using the Nav monitor instead of the MID.

Again, the display in the instrument cluster belongs to the Check Control System, so if you get a priority 1 warning, any OBC features will be wiped from the display until it is fixed. If you get a priority 2 warning, an OBC feature display will be wiped out, but you can press the RIGHT button on the cluster to clear a priority 2 warning, then press the turn indicator stalk's BC button to scroll through the OBC features programmed. If you loose electrical power, the programming will be wiped out and you'll have to reprogram the OBC features:

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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