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I crashed my 2012 last weekend and my gauges are acting up.. 1. the prongs in the back all broke off.. so if i can get the stock gauges to work they will be zip tied :) if not i will have to purchase a new one.. BUT i also noticed the wires that go into the connector on the wire harness are damaged. I cannot seem to get the wires removed to fix them and plug them back into the connector. Does anyone have any helpful tips on fixing the dash needle and wires???



 

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Can you open the plug case on the wiring harness?

As for the needle, you'll need to open up the cluster and see whats broke...exploratory surgery. If the needle simply got shifted you can carefully reset it to 0 and test with the shift light...crude but may work regardless.

PS Will your insurance cover the damage if you can't fix it?
 

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Hola!

I crashed my 2012 last weekend and my gauges are acting up.. 1. the prongs in the back all broke off.. so if i can get the stock gauges to work they will be zip tied :) if not i will have to purchase a new one.. BUT i also noticed the wires that go into the connector on the wire harness are damaged. I cannot seem to get the wires removed to fix them and plug them back into the connector. Does anyone have any helpful tips on fixing the dash needle and wires???



Hi, typically the wires are removed by sticking a small pointed object into the receiving end of the plug. There is a tab on the wire terminal that holds the terminal into the plug, simply push down on the tab and pull the wire out. Make sure to note the correct location of the colour coded wires so you don't mix them up when re-installing. I've seen many wire harnesses on Ebay, also instrument clusters. Plan "B", you could always replace in leu of repair. Hope this helps, Alyson
 

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Glad to see your okay Jonny. I would seek the help of a technician especially since your bike should still be under warranty. I would try what Alyson posted but only till I was 100% sure this was not covered.
 

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Damn, that sucks!

The connector is a non-repairable item, as far as BMW goes. Seperate connector pins and seals are not available. You can however order a replacement connector, which is basically the plug with some spare wire attached. This requires you to solder the new connector to your wiring.

As far as the dash goes, no electronics specialist in your area? Over here we have a couple who specialize in IC's and other very small & sensitive electronics.
 

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Thanks for the replies... i found out how to remove the plug :)

there are two little tabs that you push in and the black plug pulls up.. No need to mark down what wire goes where because the black plug has them in the correct spot. After you pull the black plastic piece off. take a small flat head screwdriver and pry open the little tabs in the picture. Then push the wires down like you would to remove the clips and wa la... they pull out :).. i wrapped them in electrical tape BUT they would not fit through the oem plastic plug.. so i just wrapped them in electrical tape outside of the plug


 

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The terminals are fully removable, remove one and go to an electronics store or place that wires up cars, hell maybe even a BMW dealership may have a master terminal kit. Once you've taken possession of your new terminals remove them one by one and cut the damaged wire off, install a new terminal and re-insert the terminal/wire into it's proper location. No tape, and it looks professional.
 

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The terminals are fully removable, remove one and go to an electronics store or place that wires up cars, hell maybe even a BMW dealership may have a master terminal kit. Once you've taken possession of your new terminals remove them one by one and cut the damaged wire off, install a new terminal and re-insert the terminal/wire into it's proper location. No tape, and it looks professional.
Unfortunately terminals are not available to anyone. Only option a dealer has is order a new plug...
 

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Problem solved!!!!
i taped up the wires

THEN to the dash.. instead of spending $1000 on new dash i thought i would open up my instrument cluster and see whats up.

1st. we removed all the screws on the back


2. Remove black plastic casing. there is a gasket in between


3. pull of needle with ease be careful the needle. then remove the paper gauges.

4. remove the 4 silver screws that hols the white plastic to the control board

5. remove white plastic. the pic below is with everything removed off front

The back of the board

We removed everything because the needle in the instrument gauge was not moving correctly with the rpm's or even move when you turned the key on.
After we removed everything and then plugged it back in it worked PERFECTLY!!!!
 

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THEN..... my dad started getting rushy and put the screen back in wrong and broke the screen on the edge.....!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont break any part of the screen because it has computer crap going through it.. see pic.
 

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Hello JohnnyFitz. Sorry to hear about your crash.
Unfortunately, have same issue - crashed bike, broke instrument cluster at the back... plug went too deep and sliced couple of elements.. I'm trying to fix it myself. Just in case, if you have picture (good resolution) of back side of board, would you mined to share?
Thx!
 

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that is of the back. i took mine apart had it working then i cracked the corner of the screen.... FAIL had to purchase new unit. just take your time putting the screen back in

i have many pictures of alllll the work i did.. just not sure what your exactly looking for.. if you post a picture of the damage i can try to match the photo with a photo i have.

hope this helps!
 

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that is of the back. i took mine apart had it working then i cracked the corner of the screen.... FAIL had to purchase new unit. just take your time putting the screen back in

i have many pictures of alllll the work i did.. just not sure what your exactly looking for.. if you post a picture of the damage i can try to match the photo with a photo i have.

hope this helps!
hey did you purchase a brand new unit or a used one?
 

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Old thread, but a few days agoI had a crash on my 2011 track bike and broke the connectors on the back side of the cluster. I bent the tabs and managed to get the connector back on again, but the indicator lights are acting strange and something is clearly wrong with the instrument unit. Now the bike wont start, no fault codes from the engine, but now the GS911 can`t connect to the cluster (which it did before the crash).
Does anyone know if the S1000RR is dependent on a fully working instrument cluster to start and run properly??
 
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