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I hear a funny noise comming from my dash.

You know that little MPG meter in your dash, whenever it moves I hear a "swoosh" kinda noise.

Anybody know what I'm talking bout?

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I know that noise...

My '00 323Ci is at the dealer right now having the gauge cluster replaced under warranty to eliminate that noise.

It doesn't really hurt anything but it's not really supposed to make that noise, either.
 

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Re: I know that noise...

slow323ci said:
My '00 323Ci is at the dealer right now having the gauge cluster replaced under warranty to eliminate that noise.

It doesn't really hurt anything but it's not really supposed to make that noise, either.
hey thanks for the reply, guess i'll get my gauge cluster replaced at my next service

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Mine makes a funny noise like that too, but it only seems to do it when I first start driving, then goes away after the car has warmed up.
 

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jun14scr said:
there was a big thread about this like a day ago.. search for it.

btw i have it too.
ahh yes, found it.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?threadid=40679&highlight=gauge+noise

"It's the MPG gauge. It is based on a vaccum hose to drive the gauge, and when it moves drastically from one end to the other (like when you engage first gear...And start rolling past 2 mph) the air rushes in so fast it makes a little whistle or "whoosh" sound. "

sounds like there are a few of us who need to get their gauges replaced.

thanks guys.
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R u guys sure the noise will go away after the guage is replaced, i mean its a vacuum so i guess it will continue doing this:dunno:
 

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Beema said:
R u guys sure the noise will go away after the guage is replaced, i mean its a vacuum so i guess it will continue doing this:dunno:
The noise went away after the new instrument cluster was installed.
 

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do u have an intake ?
 

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ac325ci said:
do u have an intake ?
i had this problem before i got my intake. i'm pretty sure i just need to get a new gauge cluster.

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