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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-18-2005, 04:14 AM
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Mein Auto: E30 S52 / S52 M roady
Cluster Tip: Left Turn Signal Flashes Outside but not in Cluster.

If your left turn signal doesn't flash inside, your main board in your cluster has cracked due to time and stress. You have two options at this point. 1. Replace the cluster (Duh). 2. Disassemble the custer and repair the main board.


If you choose to try and repair the main board you first need to evaluate your soldering skills. The board usually cracks where the screw at the top right(facing screws).Follow the lines that run from the light , one of them goes on the outside of the screw hole, this is the one that seems to be a problem. You need to look with a good light and mabey a magnifing glass for a break in the board. You will have to lightly scrape off the protctive coating to reveal the copper. The breaks are hard to see and you may want to go over this area with a liberal amount of solder anyway. Also spot some on the contacts where the bulb and multi-plug are. Be careful not to run two contacts together with the solder.
If this part is over your skill level you can still dis assemble the cluster (or not) and drop it off at your local TV/VCR/DVD repair shop and they can perform this service. (for usually a very small charge mabey 20 or so)
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I had that happen too. But mine was just a shot bulb in the left turn indicator.
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I had that happen too. But mine was just a shot bulb in the left turn indicator.
Nice, you are 1 of the lucky 1's
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this is why i am keeping my spare cluster. if something goes bad like this i can just swap them around with replacing the spedo part and i am good to go.
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Wise decision I think
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