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  1. Ok, done and fixed . The used cluster does the job quite nicely. No re-coding or programming required, it just works as it should, seems to be the correct coding for my car already. Only I had to change the language from Spanish to German. :-))) Of course I will need to get the miles corrected to the actual values by a pro, easy fix for few bucks. Nevertheless, I was close to get my old cluster getting fixed by a pro repair shop. would have cost me he same... The owner knew of the bug some early clusters have when getting re-coded. Basically, there seems to be a memory area in one of the
  2. Yes of course we'll need to program the other cluster to my car with a PIWIS, we'll do that in case the airbag light works on that one. To test the airbag light should be possible w/o reprogramming the cluster. I believe... Plus, I'll have to find a specialized expert to set the mileage to the correct value of the original cluster if everything else would work, not sure what the cluster I bought will show.
  3. I'm glad you also confirm that the 9x7 clusters had software glitches. This is still what an expert also confirms to me - while the dealer denies it. I refused to buy a new cluster yesterday just because the Airbag light does not come on anymore after coding a cruise control. We'll re-program the cluster with a more recent firmware later this week and will see if that fixes it, in parallel I got another cluster for testing and comparing.
  4. ..like I expected - the dealer did not help and "of course" is not aware of any software bugs with the 2005 clusters. Only charged 150 bucks to diagnose a defect cluster.. well. great! Just baught as used one on ebay for 250 bucks instead of the 2000 the dealer wants for a new one, keep my fingers crossed it works. If not I can return it..
  5. Will see the dealer tomorrow and hopefully will see what the real issue is. Either PIWIS can re- flash and correct or the LED is blown.
  6. right, there's a link to another forum - to be clear: there are no bulbs in today's clusters anymore, it's LEDs and that's not the issue, they usually don't break..
  7. Hi , I experience a strange issue with my airbag warning light: It does not come on anymore when you turn the ignition key before starting the car, normally it should come on as test like all other lights do. I heard of at least 2 cases where the MY 2005 cockpit modules are supposed to have a software bug - whenever you later on code an extra function into the cockpit (like e.g. cruise control in my case was retrofitted), the airbag warning light does not work anymore. Most shops are not aware of that issue, but at least one seems to be. There seems to be a fix known to the factory i
  8. There have been issues with the Bose software and I think designated SW updates, the TSBs 9110 address some of it. as those are read-only I cannot paste the remarks. Apart from exchanging the amplifier it also recommends SW upgrade for the PCM system which seems to carry some image for the Bose as well. However, it also talks about bringing the Bose amplifier to minimum release 01.75.00 with the PIWIS system tester by your dealer. Try getting both the PIWIS update as well as the PCM update from your dealer - they can also check if the hardware is one of few affected ones which are cons
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