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December 12, 2017, 09:36:42 PM

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« on: December 12, 2017, 09:36:42 PM »
came to start car today started but nothing on instrument cluster works no speedo rev counter fuel gauge clock  2008 e70 70000 miles any help appreciated

December 13, 2017, 03:18:05 PM
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Re: instrument cluster
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 03:18:05 PM »
Hi

It may be worth checking the fuses on the car as it could be one has blown
Try this link below or do a search in Google

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bmw+x5+e70+fuse+diagram&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari#imgrc=zEFPl9B_ujbonM:

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December 13, 2017, 05:37:08 PM
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Re: instrument cluster
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 05:37:08 PM »
I had this just once and it fixed itself a few minutes later after the car was restarted.

The binnacle is only held in by a couple of screws (at the top) so you should be able to check the connections on the back.  It’s all electronic and not very deep either.
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December 13, 2017, 08:37:10 PM
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 08:37:10 PM »
hi fuses are all ok had the instrument cluster in and out done factory reset disconnect battery for 15 minutes all to no avail phoned bmw specialist and they said they have never known it happen to an e70 before so looks like cluster is dead

December 13, 2017, 09:09:58 PM
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 09:09:58 PM »
There are several companies on the internet that specialise in binnacle repairs, it may be an idea to contact one to see if they have come across this problem before. Maybe they will need you to send it to them for testing/ repair.
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December 14, 2017, 07:51:17 AM
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 07:51:17 AM »
Hi

That is really odd
hi fuses are all ok had the instrument cluster in and out done factory reset disconnect battery for 15 minutes all to no avail phoned bmw specialist and they said they have never known it happen to an e70 before so looks like cluster is dead

I notice you are a new member and if you have recently purchased the car did it come with a warranty which may cover it, as it doesn't sound like wear and tear but the item failing. It's not a problem that appear to have have heard of on the forum.

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December 15, 2017, 10:44:41 PM
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 10:44:41 PM »
had the car for 18 month contacted Cheshire bm who said very unusual not heard it on my model contacted company which repairs them and they never done one on this model or heard of it so taking it tomorrow to be plugged in and read to see if any problems are causing it

December 31, 2017, 01:21:36 PM
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
update had the clocks checked they were fine put them back in and the idrive didn't work and the car wouldn't start which it did before. we started to recheck all fuses and my son noticed key didn't lock in proper so we stripped ignition to find it has a ribbon cable attached and this had virtualy come out we pushed it back in place and the car started and the instrument cluster is now working fine very unusual but a nice fix in the end  ::) :xmasgrin:

January 02, 2018, 01:23:13 PM
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 01:23:13 PM »
Glad it’s fixed and thanks for coming back with the solution.
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January 02, 2018, 08:11:44 PM
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 08:11:44 PM »
no probs  im glad its fixed and may help someone else if they get the same problem  :xmasgrin: