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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:15 AM
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M6 Instrument Cluster for 645 Ci ?.

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Can an M6 instrument cluster / tachometer be retrofitted into a 645 Ci ?. The cluster is new and ive heard it needs coding but with the exception of the code will it work 100% ?.

I like the red colouring etc and the M logo on the M6 item and would love to fit one to my 6 but i wonder if the numbering / calibration is the same ?.

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:17 AM
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I doubt it will work. Plus, you will have the tamper dot.

It's not worth it.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:41 AM
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Never thought of that. I dont want to fit something that will detract from the car.

Thanks for bringing that up.

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:42 AM
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No problem.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:46 PM
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will fit no prob.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:59 PM
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It will fit fine and will probably work but it will look stupid as your car only shifts at 7k where the M6 shifts at 9k.

They will be in totally different ranges.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:48 PM
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Yeah...I've seen it work on the 630i and 645ci. It'll work but not worth the effort IMHO. You're better off opening up the stock cluster and putting an M logo right smack in the middle instead. Whats the diff? Top speed?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:47 PM
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This dude from another board posted an amazing DIY on changing the amber LED to the blue/white LED from the M, and the final look is just great. It's basically another way of getting the M6 cluster look. Theoretically, you could use that process to do any host of colors combos too.

I'm hesistant to post the link as it's from another forum (and I'm too lazy to look up board rules right now ) but once I find out I will post it if it's cool.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:23 AM
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Id be very interested to see that forum link !!!
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:42 AM
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This dude from another board posted an amazing DIY on changing the amber LED to the blue/white LED from the M, and the final look is just great. It's basically another way of getting the M6 cluster look. Theoretically, you could use that process to do any host of colors combos too.

I'm hesistant to post the link as it's from another forum (and I'm too lazy to look up board rules right now ) but once I find out I will post it if it's cool.

I think the link will be fine unless Gene sees it.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:33 PM
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is gene still here? he was getting out off his m6 and getting somthing new but he never said what, i would like to see the link
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:49 PM
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You'll need a little bravado to try this on your 6er, but nothing worthwhile ever got accomplished without a little courage, right?

http://forums.5series.net/index.php?...pic=71584&st=0
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:51 PM
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Thanks for posting the link, its too much (soldering etc) for me to risk so i may just wait and have a go with an OEM M6 unit if one ever comes up for sale at a cheap enough price.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:22 AM
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nice thanks!!!! im going to do this i will post pics!!
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Holy Crapamoly! That takes balls, and I'll be first to admit I'm ball-less.
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Thanks for posting the link, its too much (soldering etc) for me to risk so i may just wait and have a go with an OEM M6 unit if one ever comes up for sale at a cheap enough price.

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I have one FS if you are interested 250 USD
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Will it change the mileage if I replace the instrument cluster?

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Hi. I have an m6 and my wife has a 645ci. I use her car as my project car. Lol. I'm trying to replace her instrument cluster to make it look like mine. By replacing it, will it keep the same mileage?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:55 PM
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Hi. I have an m6 and my wife has a 645ci. I use her car as my project car. Lol. I'm trying to replace her instrument cluster to make it look like mine. By replacing it, will it keep the same mileage?
Yes. Especially if you enable the extra 2 cylinders, and turn on the SMG option, with some fancy coding.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:35 AM
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Kool. Thx man.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:20 AM
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Kool. Thx man.
I think he was being sarcastic as your wife's car only has 8 cylinders. In a lot of states you would have do declare the car TMI if you change the cluster.(true mileage unknown) which wrecks the value of the car. However if you are going to run the wheels off of it then who cares. I think the the LED swap is a much more viable option and in my opinion very doable.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:00 AM
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I think Im gonna do the led swap instead. Thx.
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