BMW

BMW questions? Ask a BMW repair Expert for answers.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

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

Customer Question
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: 4 months ago.Category: BMW
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
1/1/2018
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 4 months ago
Steve
Steve, BMW Expert
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 25,545
Experience: BMW Expert
Verified
Hi if the fuses are good then unfortunately the cluster itself is bad. There is no other possible cause. Sorry if you were hoping for a different answer but I trust that my honest and prompt reply is appreciated. Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Steve Your Own Question
Steve
Steve
Steve, BMW Expert
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 25,545
25,545 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BMW Expert

Steve is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Roger

Roger

BMW Master Tech

3,050 satisfied customers

10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

555 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.

bimmaster

bimmaster

BMW Technician

1,838 satisfied customers

3 years dealer experience, master bmw tech

Sam

Sam

BMW Master technician

1,043 satisfied customers

BMW S.T.E.P. graduate, 10 years BMW dealership experience

Thebmwbum

Thebmwbum

BMW Foreman

714 satisfied customers

31 years BMW Experience

mike

mike

BMW Technician

694 satisfied customers

bmw master tech ase certified

Matt

Matt

Engineer

437 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

< Previous | Next >

Related BMW Questions
BMW 545i The headlights on my 2004 BMW 545i are not working
The headlights on my 2004 BMW 545i are not working properly. R front High & Low beam lights do not function. The R low beam will come on when I pull the steering Switch all the way back as if I'm flas… read more
Anthony
Anthony
Master Automobile Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,789 satisfied customers
545i: I have a 2005 BMW 545i with codes . 2EFE- Electric
I have a 2005 BMW 545i with codes . 2EFE- Electric fan activation 2A58 Valvetronic power supply 2E95 Alternator 2D72- control unit internal fault 2E8b- Intelligent battery sensor 2E8b - interface ews-… read more
Thebmwbum
Thebmwbum
BMW Foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
714 satisfied customers
2005 545i: my display sreen is blank my radio not working as well now
i have a 2005 545i and my display sreen is blank my radio not working as well now.… read more
JayPutelis
JayPutelis
Associate Degree
565 satisfied customers
HAVE bmw 545i which untilI steppped into the car turned on
Hi HAVE bmw 545i which untilI steppped into the car turned on the keytop dashboard lights came on then went off and eveyrthing died.Any ideas … read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
2005 bmw 545i installed a motor and she cranks but no start.
2005 bmw 545i installed a motor and she cranks but no start. I have no spark. And i also have this code 2f44 dme : ews preventing manipulation… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
It is a 2004 545i. The cluster lights and gages are not
It is a 2004 545i. The cluster lights and gages are not working., speedometer, RPM, consumption, all gages not working. The fuses are OK. … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,147 satisfied customers
It is a 2004 545i. The cluster lights and gages are not
It is a 2004 545i. The cluster lights and gages are not working., speedometer, RPM, consumption, all gages not working. The fuses are OK. … read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
I have an 05 545i that is in limp mode. It feels as if it's
I have an 05 545i that is in limp mode. It feels as if it's staying in 4th gear and won't do much after 60mph. It won't go into slap shift or sport mode only drive and shifts go till you go faster lik… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
545i will not start. Checked. 2005. Battery connection load
battery connection load test battery dash lights come on and wipers work all the time … read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
I had a warning light come on in my 2004 BMW 545i. It was a
I had a warning light come on in my 2004 BMW 545i. It was a gear symbol with an exclamation point. I pulled over and the car died. Now the car won't turn over...just clicking. What is the warning ligh… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
Oh, it won't start brand new batteries, 2005 545i terminals
oh hi JA: Hi. How can I help? Customer: it won't start brand new batteries JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded? Customer: 2005 545i terminals are… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
I got a bmw 2005 545i which has a code p1329 what will be
I got a bmw 2005 545i which has a code p1329 what will be the possible reason? … read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,762 satisfied customers
04 545i: E60) with BMW codes..fuel trim..vacuum leak..car runs good
Hello, I am working on a '04 545i (E60) with BMW codes; 272c & 272d (fuel trim enrichment) Do I have a small vacuum leak? The car runs good. Should I look for vacuum leaks? The scanner says it is happ… read more
Sam
Sam
BMW Master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,043 satisfied customers
how many quarts of oil does my 2005 545i need
how many quarts of oil does my 2005 545i need?… read more
mike
mike
BMW Technician
Associate Degree
694 satisfied customers
BMW 545i: Active Steering Malfunction on 2004 545i. Error
Active Steering Malfunction on 2004 545i. Error codes are AFS 612C_AL and B3241_STEU0 Dealer says replace the AFS module for $1,000 ++ Any troubleshooting that I can do before incurring this type of c… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
BMW E60 545i E60: My BMW E60 545i horn goes off on its own
My BMW E60 545i horn goes off on its own especially on cold mornings and sometimes a while after using it! I also had my boot lock replaced but it doesn't work when the cable is connected and only wor… read more
Roger
Roger
BMW Master Tech
Bmw STEP Training
3,050 satisfied customers
2004 BMW 545i: voltage regulator..alternator..000 miles..drives
Can the voltage regulator be changed in a 2004 BMW 545i without changing the full alternator? Just had alternator replaced 21 months/20,000 miles ago. I have nothing but problems with this car but i d… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
How to open the oil cap on bmw 545i .
how to open the oil cap on bmw 545i .… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
25,545 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x