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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:11 AM
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Outside Temperature Display

Hi folks.

How can I fix my outside temperature display? It's gone blank. I'm not even sure what to call it. It's not the thermometer/thermocouple part, just the display. It's gone fully dark.

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:24 PM
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Have you checked the twist-in/out bulbs on the back?

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Old 07-18-2015, 01:39 PM
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The light bulbs something like these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-BMW-LIGHT...fa1e9e&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:22 PM
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Hi folks. Thanks for the replies.

Hey thanks for the info. I have a local dealer that should have those lights. The console being LCD, I wasn't sure how it was lit up. A youtube video clarified how it's done. Very easy to do.

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Old 07-29-2015, 07:50 AM
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Well, replaced both bulbs and it seems something else is wrong. The left temperature doesn't light up, with a working bulb. Any ideas how I can troubleshoot this, or do I have to get a new computer? The LCD seems to work fine, but the light won't light up.

Is that possible? I doubt I'd be able to purchase a temperature sensor.

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