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It is a 2004 545i. The cluster lights and gages are not

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It is a 2004...

It is a 2004 545i. The cluster lights and gages are not working., speedometer, RPM, consumption, all gages not working. The fuses are OK.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

THE LIGHTS that are on when driving, the date, fuel, odometer, all of them plus the gages.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 545i yourself? What have you tried so far?

I only checked the fuses.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes, the computer says: high drain on the battery.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 6 months ago
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BMW Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 6 months ago

Hey how are you,I will try to help you with this issue

we need to find the circuit draining first

can you do below procedure

Battery Drainage Test

1- Voltmeter
2- settings on voltmeter will be on milli amps.
3- go across all the fuses in the car and see which one is reading higher than 0.3 to 0.5 milli amps
4- the fuse drawing more than 0.5 miili amps ,will be the suspected circuit that needs inspection for the drainage.

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

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