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eclips
Joined: Thu 14 Jun, 2018 21:16
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Aarhus

instrument light

Post by eclips »

hallo light in instrument ( dash bord ) and computer ,
when the car is started and head light is off , is fine light in it instrument and computer everything OK ,
but when i turn on head lighe switch goes the light down ca, 30 % , it is not the dimmer switch, it is OK ,

there si a resistor but where ?? i want full light but how ,, best regard Allan BMW Z3 2.8

LaRy
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: instrument light

Post by LaRy »

I would say this is normal. In the old days, headlight was just switched on when it is dark. When it is dark, the light should go down in the dashboard. Today, we use the headlight different, and this "feature" has become a minor problem.

eclips
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Aarhus

Re: instrument light

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hej thank you very much for your answer ,, the damping function can be changed ??
does anyone have one wire diagram , best regard

LaRy
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: instrument light

Post by LaRy »

I have cut one wire in the flat cable to the OBC to get rid of the damping function in the On board Computer. I think I cut the grey/rot, but are not sure any longer. But even with the electric wire diagram it is difficult to find a solution for the instrument cluster damping light feature, and I'm familiar with reading diagrams like that. I found the electric diagrams on internet free of charge some years ago and printed those pages, like 270 pages. Unfortunately I don't remember the source.
Search for "BMW Z3 Electric Troubleshooting Manual" and you will find some more or less free downloads.
I will continue to read my drawings!

eclips
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
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Re: instrument light

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OK TAK lARY ,,

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Re: instrument light

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Links to various sources for the ETM arein the knowledgebase: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34176

Cheers R.

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eclips
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Re: instrument light

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tak Lary , i have looked at the link , but hard to understand ,

eclips
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
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Re: instrument light

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light in computer ( OBC ) i want bright light one tell what color in display , LARY told me earlier that i should cut a cord
on flat cabel to OBC , can any one tell what color need to be cut , BMW regards ALLAN

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