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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-21-2017, 11:22 PM
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Cluster issues...

Sons 98 528i. Low OBC.
All the lights and warnings work, no needles move at all. No speedo, no tach, no temp, no fuel, no economy gauge.
No codes as of yet.
Any ideas?

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Old 03-22-2017, 03:33 AM
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Only things I can think of:
1) voltage check of battery and alternator
2) grounds for dash (but would think lights would be out too)
3) I don't know if all of that info comes across the same bus but could have a failure there
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:41 AM
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Seems to have fixed itself, so I'm thinking a connector has come loose somewhere

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Old 03-22-2017, 03:44 PM
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Reminds me about a day I picked up our E46 from Inspection Service. Was driving for an hour, then all of the sudden everything died in the cluster, a second later everything came back. I got a bit scared there....
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:28 PM
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Maybe some type of self restart/test?
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:31 AM
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It happened to me today morning on first crank was ok then shift to drive car switched off !!!
Then went back to p
Started the car not any single gauge working switch it of and restart same only battery sign red
Then I say it shouldn't be alternator causing this issue
Just left it negative pole disconnected and I'll try once I come back home and I'll give it deep recharge after testing
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:26 PM
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Solved was car battery need recharging
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:33 PM
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I still haven't had a chance to look at sons 528 yet.
But I can rule out battery and alternator as battery is new and alternator just got new brushes, and cleaned and tested.
I reckon I'll find a connector issue

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