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    Cluster swap question.

    I have a '86 325es with an m50. I need help figuring out what my options are for a 7k cluster. I currently have a 5k VDO cluster without a coding plug. Is there any particular cluster that I need to avoid (like form a 4 cylinder), or will any cluster from any car will work. Thanks for the info.
    Last edited by 540ig5; 06-18-2019, 06:56 AM.

    From what I know, you will need an early cluster (3 red lights on the SI board) with a coding plug for a 325i.

    It is likely that you could swap the correct coding plug and a 7k tach into your existing cluster. You could use either a MotoMeter or VDO tach, as long as it came from an early cluster.
    1987 - 325i Convertible Delphin Auto [SOLD], 325i Convertible Delphin Manual [SOLD]
    1989 - 325i Convertible Bronzit m30b35 swapped [SCRAPPED], 325i Sedan Alpine Auto[DD]
    1991 - 325i Coupe Laguna Manual [Project], 535i Sedan Alpine [SCRAPPED]