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Old 08-30-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I am finishing up a '98 M52B25 swap into a '97 ti. One of the last pieces of the puzzle is the cluster. I feel like I've read through every post I could find on this and couldn't come up with an answer.

What do I need to do to make the 6cyl cluster display the correct mileage and not illuminate a tamper dot when installed into the ti? I've done plenty of E46 clusters, but this one is new to me.

I tried swapping the coding plugs between the two clusters but they are keyed differently.

Is that all that is needed though? Do you I just need to find a compatible coding plug cluster?

Or does this require some kind of software modification in addition?

Thanks in advance, George
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Hi all,
I am finishing up a '98 M52B25 swap into a '97 ti. One of the last pieces of the puzzle is the cluster. I feel like I've read through every post I could find on this and couldn't come up with an answer.

What do I need to do to make the 6cyl cluster display the correct mileage and not illuminate a tamper dot when installed into the ti? I've done plenty of E46 clusters, but this one is new to me.

I tried swapping the coding plugs between the two clusters but they are keyed differently.

Is that all that is needed though? Do you I just need to find a compatible coding plug cluster?

Or does this require some kind of software modification in addition?

Thanks in advance, George
I've had to do it when I drove my car a few feet without the cluster. It's going to take the higher mileage.

I found this.
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...er-swap-thread
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You have to use the 6 cyl. Cluster the tach is different for a 4. Cyl . There is no manipulation dot on e36.
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You have to use the 6 cyl. Cluster the tach is different for a 4. Cyl . There is no manipulation dot on e36.
Yes there is. I have a cluster from a 328. When I drove without the cluster installed the dot appeared. I reset it.
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No dot on my, but still need the 6 cyl cluster
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