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 Flickering Tachometer Display

 Created by: skubinna
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 Posted: Jun 12, 2017 04:53AM
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Definitely out of the blue.
A few possibilities that I can come up with:

A. possible issue with wiring / ground between the tach and the body control module
B. possible failure of the tach module
C. possible corruption with the software in the body control module

A & B will require some troubleshooting

C will require a re-flash of the software by a MINI dealer.

I hope this helps.

Ken

 Posted: Jun 8, 2017 03:27PM
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Definitely out of the blue.

 Posted: Jun 8, 2017 05:43AM
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Hello everyone!

The tachometer display on my 2006 Mini Cooper is flickering on and off, the lights go on and off and the needle jumps up to a regular reading when power is being supplied, drops to 0 when it isn't. I appreciate anyone's thoughts. I'm assuming a loose ground or something, thought maybe there might be something easy though that I hadn't thought of.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts.

Darrel
Did this symptom start out of the blue, or was something else changed on the car when this started to occur?

ken

 Posted: Jun 6, 2017 05:09PM
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Without any real knowledge on how to troubleshoot bad wiring, I did pull the tachometer off and re-seat the wiring harness, thought maybe there might be a loose connection, no luck.

 Posted: Jun 4, 2017 10:19AM
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Hello everyone!

The tachometer display on my 2006 Mini Cooper is flickering on and off, the lights go on and off and the needle jumps up to a regular reading when power is being supplied, drops to 0 when it isn't. I appreciate anyone's thoughts. I'm assuming a loose ground or something, thought maybe there might be something easy though that I hadn't thought of.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts.

Darrel