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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Tue, Nov-09-2010, 04:18:17 PM   #21
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Next to your lcd in your odo is the push button to reset your trip counter. with your key out of the ignition push it and hold it in. while your holding it in, put your key in the ignition and turn it to pos. 3. you will see a menu pop up in your lcd. push the trip reset button till you get to test 15; when you get too 15 hold it in until you see "L=OFF" now push the button till you get to number 7 and voila; you have a digital tach in your odo.
Im assuming you have to do that process everytime you turn the car on if you want the readout, correct?
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Im assuming you have to do that process everytime you turn the car on if you want the readout, correct?
Yes.

There are 15 total test menus.

Below is their functions: (Thanks to Jon Caldito)

Test 1: Instrument self test

Test 2: Engine Data - This display is an "engine factor" value that is stored
in the coding plug. The instrument cluster processor uses this factor in
addition to the "TD" signal from the DME control module to process and
display tachometer RPM based on the engine installed. For EXAMPLE:
*ENGINE FACTOR 2 = 4 CYLINDER
*ENGINE FACTOR 3 = 6 CYLINDER
*ENGINE FACTOR 4 = 8 CYLINDER

Test 3: SI elapsed distance - the total mileage in kilometer since the last
reset. Which service is due at the next inspection (OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION)

Test 4: SI elapsed days - no value for US vehicles. Relates to Euro annual
inspections.

Test 5: SI evaluation factor - for engine speed and temp. thresholds being
passed.
Display: n = 0 or 1. Engine speed (over-rev)
t = 0 or 1. Engine temp.
NOTE: "n0" means that you hit the maximum threshold for engine speed and "t1"
means you overheated the engine.

Test 6: Fuel Level and coolant temp. - Display of hexadecimal codes in
relation to gauge position.
Fuel gauge ----> Hex value
A (empty)---------> 0d
End of reserve---> 37
B-------------------> 54
C-------------------> 90
D------------------> c4
E (full)-----------> f0

Engine temp. ----- Hex Value
A----------------------> ce
B----------------------> 6d
C----------------------> 5c
D (center)----------> 4f-23
E-----------------------> 1e
F-----------------------> 18

Test 7: Engine speed (Digital Tach)- display of current engine speed

Test 8: Road speed - display of current road speed in km/h

Test 9 Distance reading - this allows the total stored mileage to be updated
if one of the storage components has to be replaced. This test step will be
used if the manipulation dot is illuminated in the cluster display. This
display will show the component with the lower mileage. For example:
Display of 012654 l indicates that the mileage in the internal EEPROM is
lower than the mileage stored in the coding plug.
Display of 000325 E indicates that the mileage in external coding plug is
lower then the total mileage stored in the internal EEPROM.
Pressing the reset button for 4 seconds will over write the lower mileage
with the higher mileage and cancel the manipulation dot. The SI data will
also be transferred at the same time.

Test 10: Status bits (input signals) - the status of digital inputs to the
cluster are displayed as 0 or 1.
Display: 0 = input low, 1 = input high.
_ _ _ _ _ _ <--- Mileage display...6 digits left to right
1st - belt contact, seat belt fastened = 0
2nd - ignition lock contact, key inserted = 0
3rd - door contact, door open = 0
4th - clock button pressed = 0
5th - SI reset = 0, for reset = 0
6th - EGS transmission failure = 0

Test 11: Status Bits (output signals) - the status of digital outputs is
displayed.
Display: 0 = output inactive, 1 = output active
_ _ _ _ _ _ <--- Mileage display...6 digits left to right
1st - Gong output
2nd - Brake warning lamp
3rd - Low fuel warning lamp
4th - EGA lamp
5th - seat belt lamp
6th - manipulation dot

Test 12: not used

Test 13: Country code of cluster - the display indicates the country version
of the cluster. This cannot be
changed in the workshop. Display: USA 02

Test 14: Software Reset - The reset must be carried out if any faults are
present that are not plausible before any components are replaced. After the
reset, the system will exit the TEST mode and the lock
will be reactived.

Test 15: lock/unlock

NOTE: Try not to use the engine speed and road speed while driving. The
display is too low and you have to read instead of glancing which takes time
taking away your eyes off the road.
Hope this test brings some fun and interest to you all.
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Yes.

There are 15 total test menus.

Below is their functions: (Thanks to Jon Caldito)

Test 1: Instrument self test

Test 2: Engine Data - This display is an "engine factor" value that is stored
in the coding plug. The instrument cluster processor uses this factor in
addition to the "TD" signal from the DME control module to process and
display tachometer RPM based on the engine installed. For EXAMPLE:
*ENGINE FACTOR 2 = 4 CYLINDER
*ENGINE FACTOR 3 = 6 CYLINDER
*ENGINE FACTOR 4 = 8 CYLINDER

Test 3: SI elapsed distance - the total mileage in kilometer since the last
reset. Which service is due at the next inspection (OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION)

Test 4: SI elapsed days - no value for US vehicles. Relates to Euro annual
inspections.

Test 5: SI evaluation factor - for engine speed and temp. thresholds being
passed.
Display: n = 0 or 1. Engine speed (over-rev)
t = 0 or 1. Engine temp.
NOTE: "n0" means that you hit the maximum threshold for engine speed and "t1"
means you overheated the engine.

Test 6: Fuel Level and coolant temp. - Display of hexadecimal codes in
relation to gauge position.
Fuel gauge ----> Hex value
A (empty)---------> 0d
End of reserve---> 37
B-------------------> 54
C-------------------> 90
D------------------> c4
E (full)-----------> f0

Engine temp. ----- Hex Value
A----------------------> ce
B----------------------> 6d
C----------------------> 5c
D (center)----------> 4f-23
E-----------------------> 1e
F-----------------------> 18

Test 7: Engine speed (Digital Tach)- display of current engine speed

Test 8: Road speed - display of current road speed in km/h

Test 9 Distance reading - this allows the total stored mileage to be updated
if one of the storage components has to be replaced. This test step will be
used if the manipulation dot is illuminated in the cluster display. This
display will show the component with the lower mileage. For example:
Display of 012654 l indicates that the mileage in the internal EEPROM is
lower than the mileage stored in the coding plug.
Display of 000325 E indicates that the mileage in external coding plug is
lower then the total mileage stored in the internal EEPROM.
Pressing the reset button for 4 seconds will over write the lower mileage
with the higher mileage and cancel the manipulation dot. The SI data will
also be transferred at the same time.

Test 10: Status bits (input signals) - the status of digital inputs to the
cluster are displayed as 0 or 1.
Display: 0 = input low, 1 = input high.
_ _ _ _ _ _ <--- Mileage display...6 digits left to right
1st - belt contact, seat belt fastened = 0
2nd - ignition lock contact, key inserted = 0
3rd - door contact, door open = 0
4th - clock button pressed = 0
5th - SI reset = 0, for reset = 0
6th - EGS transmission failure = 0

Test 11: Status Bits (output signals) - the status of digital outputs is
displayed.
Display: 0 = output inactive, 1 = output active
_ _ _ _ _ _ <--- Mileage display...6 digits left to right
1st - Gong output
2nd - Brake warning lamp
3rd - Low fuel warning lamp
4th - EGA lamp
5th - seat belt lamp
6th - manipulation dot

Test 12: not used

Test 13: Country code of cluster - the display indicates the country version
of the cluster. This cannot be
changed in the workshop. Display: USA 02

Test 14: Software Reset - The reset must be carried out if any faults are
present that are not plausible before any components are replaced. After the
reset, the system will exit the TEST mode and the lock
will be reactived.

Test 15: lock/unlock

NOTE: Try not to use the engine speed and road speed while driving. The
display is too low and you have to read instead of glancing which takes time
taking away your eyes off the road.
Hope this test brings some fun and interest to you all.
Gotta love BMW for all the fun little functions they TRY to hide from us
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Gotta love BMW for all the fun little functions they TRY to hide from us
Yeah, no kidding! Everything comes out in STEP, lol.
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Old Tue, Nov-09-2010, 11:50:35 PM   #25
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great job - thanks for posting
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Very nice post! Thanks a billion!
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it s either you pay 100-120 at a dealer or 60-80 at an Indy or 25 if the indy is a great guy and you send recommendations
hahah.... FREEBIES all the time using the Autologic computer, or the Snap On OBD reader, GT1. My choice, I have access to all of them, just like I have a set of corner weight scales in my garage
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hahah.... FREEBIES all the time using the Autologic computer, or the Snap On OBD reader, GT1. My choice, I have access to all of them, just like I have a set of corner weight scales in my garage
see now youre just rubbing it in hehe
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Wow. Great writeup!
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hahah.... FREEBIES all the time using the Autologic computer, or the Snap On OBD reader, GT1. My choice, I have access to all of them, just like I have a set of corner weight scales in my garage
Which snap on reader?

ETHOS is not compatible with our cars. This was the first thing I tried at school....
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