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My dad has a 96 Z3 and the other day the back lighting behind the odometer went out. You can still see the mileage on the odometer but it is not has bright as it used to be. Has anyone else had this problem and how easy was it to fix and how did you do it? Thanks for the help.
 

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dash lights...

The previous owner of my car had this problem. He told me the dealer fixed it for $250, apparently the bulbs burned out.

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I had the same probelm on my '96 Z3. Their are 3 bulbs that alluminate the dashboard cluster. It is possible to get to them without removing the steering wheel if you do a little bit of wiggling....the dashboard pod is basically held in place by a couple of TORX screws a nd clips.
 

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I had the same probelm on my '96 Z3. Their are 3 bulbs that alluminate the dashboard cluster. It is possible to get to them without removing the steering wheel if you do a little bit of wiggling....the dashboard pod is basically held in place by a couple of TORX screws a nd clips.
i found the 2 torx screws but after removing them the dash is as tight as ever. am i missing something else?
 

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i found the 2 torx screws but after removing them the dash is as tight as ever. am i missing something else?
It's just friction fit. I use a hook and pull on the two tabs alternately (the ones used by the two torx screws). Going back and forth eventually it will come out. Just make sure the hook only goes through the tab and not into the screw hole. Removing the clam shell on the steering column also makes removal much easier. The wiring harness uses cammed connections with a lever that must be released first.

See here:
http://www.brazeauracing.com/instrcluster.htm
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=337504
 
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