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It's tricky, but possible.

 

Use a very thin pair of pliers, with teeth, to hold the motor shaft on the backside of the cluster face. Then twist/ pull the needle off.

 

Make sure you mark the rest position if the needle before doing it.

 

If you damage the motor, replacements can be had for around £20 each.

 

There are pictures if you search for pixel repair on google

 

 

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On 07/10/2017 at 4:17 PM, velvetmonkey said:

It's tricky, but possible.

 

Use a very thin pair of pliers, with teeth, to hold the motor shaft on the backside of the cluster face. Then twist/ pull the needle off.

 

Make sure you mark the rest position if the needle before doing it.

 

If you damage the motor, replacements can be had for around £20 each.

 

There are pictures if you search for pixel repair on google

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

have you replaced one of the motors yourself?

sadly it appears i have damaged the motor and will need a replacement.

where did you get the motor from?

how do you split the cluster?

i removed the screws but it appears that the needles have to come off first.

help.

 

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The motors are on eBay. They're fairly easy to remove and install. There are four pins which go through holes on the cluster main board. To remove them, just squeeze the pins and push through.

 

search for e39 cluster pixel repair on google, there are plenty of how tos on how to split your cluster 

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1 hour ago, velvetmonkey said:

The motors are on eBay. They're fairly easy to remove and install. There are four pins which go through holes on the cluster main board. To remove them, just squeeze the pins and push through.

 

search for e39 cluster pixel repair on google, there are plenty of how tos on how to split your cluster 

would it be a good idea if i bought a another cluster complete with motors etc and swap them over?thanks

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When I bought my e39, it came with a slightly sticky speedo and that's what I did - got a used cluster from the breakers and replaced the motor. To get the needle out, you have to somehow lever from 2 sides and lift off.

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after a bit of searching  i found a company that quoted me a very competative price to supply and replace two stepper motors (£20 per motor + £35 labour)

they are akspeedo in stirling.

ironically they sell a needle removal tool for £11.99

just my luck

they also sent me an email showing the cluster being checked.

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