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Old 03-09-2010, 10:15 PM
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hi so im new to this forum... im also part of bimmerforums.com as my other car is a 95 325is and i just bought a 99 s80 non turbo 3 days ago... before buying it i didnt notice the little screen to the far left on the cluster... im assuming its the message info screen .... and i cant seem to get it to work or turn on... it does light up but its blank can someone possibly help me or point me in the right direction.. i wish i knew about it before i bought it so i could see if anything was wrong with the car that i didnt notice driving it lol... it does drive fine and what not... seems like i have to push down on hte pedal to get it going but ...did the stop halt test and no tranny slippage...so im satisfied...but deffiently not powerful and fast....but i like it well if anyone can help me with the cluster message screen please let me know...thanks alot ... -donnie bello
 

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Old 03-09-2010, 10:37 PM
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on the turn signal to the left there is a button that you press to activate it, you can also turn the scroll wheel on that same turn signal lever and cycle through the 4 read outs

ps. i hope you are a handy mechanic ...
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:40 PM
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i pressed the button and it just lights up but doesnt display anything
 
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well thats now whats supposed to happen, even if you have no codes and the check engine light is not on ( either a yellow/ or red /!\ sign in the middle, or a weird yellow light on the right side ) the window will still say " you have zero (0) messages"

your read out is likely shot
 
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did you rotate the scroll wheel ?
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:46 PM
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ya i dont have any check engine lights on or anything.. i thought that the read out also states problems as well....whats all on the read out? stuff like mpg and range and stuff? and do u possibly know how to get that fixed? lol ya i turned the wheel
 
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dunno how to fix it, i dont even use mine, when there is no check engine light it will say what i wrote above ( i e no messages)

the scroll wheel lets you see

1) approx range remaining on gas (in km )
2) mpg ( in km)
3) avg speed (in km)
4) instantaneous mpg ( in km)

unless your car has been reprogrammed to display naked girls or the same things in Miles and not km...
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:59 PM
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do u have an aim sn i can talk 2 u on
 
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msn ?
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im going to sleep soon
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:37 PM
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anything to look for or know about like "time bombs" or anything ... the car has 116k miles and i dont know any history of the car or maintence on it before i got it... i only paid 3700 for it
 
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You may want to get a CARFAX on it..but it's a little late since you've already purchased the car...Good Luck and Happy Motoring.
 
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