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    Is there, or is there not...

    a light bulb(s) behind the OBC keypad? I know about the lightbar behind the digit display, just above it. I can't remember if the keypad was lit up from behind. I guess it's been a while since I drove the ///M5 at night.

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    yes there is.



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    Re: yes there is. - thank you! Now, how to...

    get in there. I know how to remove the steering wheel.
    I'm 99% sure I need to remove, or push out of the way at least, the gauge cluster. I think there are two screws at the top of the cowl.
    I can take those out and the cluster just drops down, out of there, correct?
    I believe I read that here before. I just want to make sure.
    Thanks again.

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    Don't NEED to remove the wheel at all.

    Two phillips screws in the top of the cluster (from below) and slide the cluster to the left facing the passenger side. Two more screws from the inside of the dash (cluster area) will remove the OBC entirely, well and the harness. I'm not entirely sure about the number of fasteners that hold in the OBC, but one thing I do remember is that even simply moving the cluster, you have to be very careful not to dislodge any of the tenuously attatched leads on the backside or you may lose speed signals to cruise and OBC, or MPG readings... good luck!

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    Re: Don't NEED to remove the wheel at all.

    Thanks. Your comment about connections was interesting. Are these connections soldered to the back of the OBC?

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    no, the one you need to look out for is the blue

    connector pushed onto the circuit board of the speedo. It goes on in a way that you don't think and carries the speed signal to the OBC and cruise. So when you get your cluster loose and tilted out at the top, move it a bit to see this connector in the correct position and photograph it so you can put it back that way. If you wanna remove the cluster, the black 'strap' on the three mutli-connectors are the lock-unlock items to pull them out. Other than that there is the abs light and the cluter is out (remember where and how that blue connector goes on the speedo).

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