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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 10-25-2012, 11:05 PM
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Speedo quits only when cold?

Well im coming up on my first winter with my 89 325i and here in kansas its been in the 80s one week and then 40s the next, my speedo/odo works flawlessly when its above 50 outside but has been going dead only when its cold outside, any ideas?
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:49 AM
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I think your Beemer is telling you to tuck it up in a nice dry garage
Seriasly- I think your speedo gears have grease on it that is getting too hard when cold.
I have a old analog wireless in my car that does same
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:56 PM
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or the SI batteries are bout dead
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:19 PM
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or the SI batteries are bout dead


If its not that, possibly connection to the diff.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:31 PM
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or the SI batteries are bout dead
I thought about that but i wasnt sure since its only intermittent when its cold, also i noticed that in addition to the speedo and odo the mpg guage quits as well
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:11 PM
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that screams si batteries to me.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:01 PM
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that screams si batteries to me.
I was afraid of that x/, I've pulled this speedo cluster out before and found the SI batteries, I know they areare the lithium type but is there any other specs i should know on them?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:11 PM
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rechargeable. i would look into the relocation mod. just makes it easier.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:27 AM
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Question CR 14250 SE correct battery ?

The lithium Battery issue is a bit of a puzzle to me, as they are normally not rechargeable
lithium ion on the other hand are
In my cluster I find CR 14250 SE which are non-rechargeable
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