Author Topic: W111/112 Dashboard Illumination  (Read 1303 times)

hansr433

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W111/112 Dashboard Illumination
« on: February 05, 2022, 18:32:21 »
1963 W111 220SE Cabrio: At the moment only my speedo, tach and the combo instrument are lit at night.  I seem to remember that pre-restoration, the temperature controls, the blower knob and the clock were lit, or am I imagining it?
Hans
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1963 BMW R69S

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Re: W111/112 Dashboard Illumination
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2022, 23:06:49 »
Clock should be lit as well, but that is all. The auto trans indicator would be lit if you have that.
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Re: W111/112 Dashboard Illumination
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 15:56:10 »
Thanks, Wallace.  My car has the manual floor-mounted transmission.  I found some photos of a clock on the internet.  Is the bulb holder a black plastic item in one of the corners? What is the easiest way to remove the clock?  From the glove compartment, or from the bottom?
Hans
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Re: W111/112 Dashboard Illumination
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2022, 18:51:32 »
On your car, it is best to remove the glove box, to remove the clock. The removal of the bulb will be obvious at that point.
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Re: W111/112 Dashboard Illumination
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2022, 23:44:00 »
1963 W111 220SE Cabrio: At the moment only my speedo, tach and the combo instrument are lit at night.  I seem to remember that pre-restoration, the temperature controls, the blower knob and the clock were lit, or am I imagining it?

Dear Hans

There is a connector that goes to the side of the heater temperature sliders that someone forgot to reconnect.  It has a gray/blue cable and a brown ground on it.  Just plug and you will haven illumination on that accessory.

Regarding the clock illumination check that you have a bulb fitted in and that you have power on the terminal that has again a grey/blue cable once you turn one click clockwise the main light switch.

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L.peterssen

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Re: W111/112 Dashboard Illumination
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2022, 18:47:35 »
Thank you all so much for your tips and help.
Hans
1963 220SE Cabrio (Exterior: Navy MB 332, Top: Haarz Navy, Interior: 482P Sahara Beige)
1963 BMW R69S