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      03-05-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Spedo/Tach lights out

The lights behind the circular spedo and tach are out on my 2015 F10 528i. The other display lights with letters and symbols when I turn car on are working. The "dash illumination dial" has no effect. Looked in the fuse box in the trunk and no visible indication of blown fuse (I presume that these solid color fuses would have a discoloration if blown). Any ideas?
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      03-05-2017, 03:00 PM   #2
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You'll need to pull the appropriate fuse out and take a closer look.
Look for a small metal piece within the fuse...if it is broken apart then it is blown.
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The lights behind the circular spedo and tach are out on my 2015 F10 528i. The other display lights with letters and symbols when I turn car on are working. The "dash illumination dial" has no effect. Looked in the fuse box in the trunk and no visible indication of blown fuse (I presume that these solid color fuses would have a discoloration if blown). Any ideas?
You are aware that there is another fuse panel located behind the glove box?
I don't know which panel the offending fuse resides in, but I thought you should be aware.

In my experience, It can be very difficult to diagnose a blown fuse without removing and examining it, or using a multi meter.
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^^^ No, I was not. When I looked at the trunk fusebox, I found a folded paper with the fuse numbers and sizes, but no identification of which served the dials. Where can I find a diagram that identifies which fuses serve different functions?
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The lights behind the circular spedo and tach are out on my 2015 F10 528i. The other display lights with letters and symbols when I turn car on are working. The "dash illumination dial" has no effect. Looked in the fuse box in the trunk and no visible indication of blown fuse (I presume that these solid color fuses would have a discoloration if blown). Any ideas?
Take it to the dealer.
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Take it to the dealer.
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