E46 instrument cluster

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Hi,

Looking for an E46 B3 instrument cluster, I have had 2 die on me already and the part is NLA at Alpina..


If somebody has one lying around or can point me in the right direction that would be very much appreciated!

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Adwo
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:27 am

Adwo wrote:Looking for an E46 B3 instrument cluster, I have had 2 die on me already and the part is NLA at Alpina..
What have you been doing with them? :shock:

This is the first time I've heard of any such failure with an E46 instrument cluster, so your comment got me interested.

Do tell ....
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:16 am

I;d have them tested and rebuilt, they are gold dust on the open market
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:54 pm

Charles wrote:
Adwo wrote:Looking for an E46 B3 instrument cluster, I have had 2 die on me already and the part is NLA at Alpina..
What have you been doing with them? :shock:

This is the first time I've heard of any such failure with an E46 instrument cluster, so your comment got me interested.

Do tell ....
Nothing much..

From what I can deduce the Can-bus dies on the cluster leading to all kinds of problems.. No radio, no blinkers, no aircon, no central locking, etc.

The cluster does have power. The cluster from my E46 Alpina convertible works without fault..

I've sent it now to ecu.de in Germany, 2 other companies said they couldn't repair it..

Lots of total failures with E46 cllusters in general though..
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2006 E46 B3 S convertible #165
2000 E46 B3 3.3 limo #172
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never heard of a cluster failure issue with the e46 must admit.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:03 pm

A quick search on Google reveals some E46 cluster failures but it appears that they are restricted to early year cars - so I stand corrected that this is a thing.

I also came across this which might be helpful :D
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Yeah, I searched high and low for a solution, but nothing to be found on how to troubleshoot the cluster itself.

Came across the bad ground posting also, but as my other Alpina cluster is working in the car that seems not to be the problem.

Mine's a 99 with the Motometer cluster, indeed an earlier car..

Will keep you posted..
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2000 E46 B3 3.3 limo #172
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