02 Apr, 14

BMW 1-Series E81 / E82 / E87 / E88 Instrument Cluster Repairs

Speedo Instrument Cluster Problems - BMW 1 SeriesBMW 1 Series Dashboard Instrument Cluster Problems & Repairs
The BMW 1 Series came fitted with a BORG manufactured dashboard instrument cluster (speedometer) unit. These units have been known to fail under varying conditions and the faults can also vary quite a lot. The instrument cluster faults are not specific to certain models, all BMW 1 Series E81/E82/E87/E88 can be affected, including:

BMW 116i / 118i / 120i / 130i / 116D / 118D / 120D / 123D

If you have a faulty instrument cluster unit, you may have been advised to have the part replaced. A new replacement part will come with a 12-month warranty and can be very expensive and will require coding / programming to your vehicle. The other common alternative people go for is the purchase of a second-hand used part which will come with a limited warranty, typically 30-90 days and will also require coding / programming to your vehicle. A used instrument cluster must also be calibrated to read the correct mileage which is an additional cost.

Common Instrument Cluster / Dashboard Problems

  • Backlight Illumination Failure
  • Backlight Flickers
  • No Sound
  • Gauges Flicker & Reset to 0
  • Indicators & High Beam Warning LED’s Not Working
  • LCD Pixelated or Faded
  • Speed Stays at 0mph.
  • Only One Side of the LCD Works
  • Complete Power Failure

Our Instrument Cluster Rebuild Service
We are able to fully test & repair the BMW 1 Series instrument cluster unit. We use new genuine OEM components when rebuilding dashboard speedometers to ensure that each and every rebuilt cluster unit meets & exceeds OE specifications. All of our repaired instrument cluster units will come with our Lifetime warranty and will not require coding when refitting back to the vehicle. Also, the unit will not lose any memory of mileage so will not require mileage correction either.

We also offer a professional fitting service if required.

Below is a list of common failing part numbers we have recently repaired. Note this is not a complete list, if you do not see your part number listed or have any queries please send an email or call on 0844 847 9999.

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Tags : BMW 1 Series Instrument Cluster Problems, BMW 1 Series Instrument Cluster Repairs.
8 thoughts on “BMW 1-Series E81 / E82 / E87 / E88 Instrument Cluster Repairs
  • Hello i have a e87 bmw and the speedo on there keeps on flicking, probably every 3/4 seconds works again then does the same thing 10 seconds, not to sure what the problem may be, it thats a common fault with them or not. Is there a chance you coild fix it? Regards dan

    • Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      I’ve just sent over an email now with pricing and further information regarding our repair options for your BMW Instrument Cluster.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi

    The clocks on my 1 series Will suddenly go off or the speed got to 160mph and all lights flash also the indicators dont work

    • Hi Gaz

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


    • Hi Gareth

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We do offer a test and repair service for this part – I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi
    my 116i has an issue whereby the full cluster completely knockout. You start and drive its fine but before the end of the road it all cuts out. car drives completly fine.

    any ideas?

    • Hi Amz

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


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