Instrument cluster F30

 Yea a beautiful instrument cluster,,,,big deal right,,,,it is when we are finding out that some of these instrument cluster are causing problems,,,,,this one came out of a F30,,,,the customer complained about battery warning light come on the I-drive when the car is off. What we are finding out that there is wake up line that keeps waking up  when the car falls asleep,,,,we are finding this fault Driver KL15 WUP,,,,which is KL 15 wake up line,,,,there are many wake up lines on this vehicle,,,,but we found out the wake up line from the instrument cluster is not shutting down,,,,,we have noticed this on several different vehicles like the F10,,,,it looks like we are having problems with instrument cluster right now.

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27 Responses to Instrument cluster F30

  1. James says:

    When I first got my 2014 320i, with less than 5,000 miles, the clock would not keep time. It was the strangest thing. Hours would pass, however, the clock would only advance a few minutes. It turns out a replacement cluster resolved the issue. With the clock presumably all in software, I still cannot figure out how exactly something like that could fail.


  2. Learner says:

    Hello, hope your OK. I get an Increased Battery Discharge when stationary fault message on our 320i (F30), it happens if the car isn’t driven between 1 and 2 days, what are the common causes and fixes to resolve it. I think something must be waking the car from sleep and causing the drain, many thanks.


    • I would first scan the vehicle and see what faults their are,,,,also if you can run a energy diagnostic test would also tell you if the car is being woken up,,,,,its a possibility that the instrument cluster is the problems would have to see what faults come up


      • Learner says:

        Thanks for the reply, I have seen a fault: Integrated Automatic Heating / Air conditioning – Blower output reduction due to power management, does this indicate the interior fan blower is faulty and could be causing the battery fault? Have you experienced any issues with the fans? I am thinking of getting an Oscilloscope test to check voltage drops over a long duration as the fault doesn’t happen straight away.


      • I have seen the interior blower motor cause problems,,,,,yes do a voltage drop if you can and then do a voltage drop with it disconnected


  3. playonpics says:

    I’m curious after reading this topic as if this could be similar issue with the Wife X1 2015. The vehicle in winter would go into limp mode due to the vehicle waking up many times and then not enough battery power to be charge up due to short commutes. However the dealership ended up saying it was due to a car starter. Very odd when my honda never had this issue, and we did over 140km drive one way and the vehicle remains in limp mode for the return trip.


  4. Matthew Hagerty says:

    Hello. I’d been having an issue for a few days with error msgs ranging from transmission failure, bonnet open and none of the instrument cluster working on my 2013 320d BMW.

    These issues would all be there in the morning and then all clear after driving for about 15mins on day 1, about half hour day 2, and an hour on day 3, but then this evening, the car started with the faults, drove as normal for half hour and then cut out and has not restarted since.

    I suspected a dodgy battery / alternator but the breakdown guy said they’re fine.

    His code reader has threw up CAN, serial BUS and various other network related things but there is something there about the battery as well.

    The car has been with an auto-electrician since and he has today diagnosed the KOMBI was failing and has now dragged down the whole MOST.

    He has tried updating the software and checked everything else before regrettably coming to the conclusion that the KOMBI needs replacing.

    Have you ever experienced this? My auto-tech hadn’t and he said I am very unfortunate to suffer a complete failure. New KOMBI, plus fitting and coding – £1500!!!! 😩😱

    Thanks in advance.



    • Yes it’s possible the kombi is causing the problem,,,,I know it’s expensive and it still might not fix the problem.


      • Matthew Hagerty says:


        That’s what I’m afraid of!

        I’m an electrical engineer in a steel works and my experience with network faults is that we normally keep changing units until we get to the right one!! 🤦🏼‍♂️ Embarrassing? Yes! Expensive? No! Because it’s Tata Steels money not our own!!

        Is there a way he could’ve tested the KOMBI to prove it to be faulty or do you think he may just be making an educated guess?!

        Thanks in advance.



      • I would have to see what CAN and BUS faults are displayed,,,,sometimes this is a guessing game I hate to say.


      • Matthew Hagerty says:

        Totally appreciate that mate. There were so many faults on the reader cos it dragged the whole network down ! 🤦🏼‍♂️ The car was stuck in Park and would not connect to anything at the time it failed! I’ve gave the auto-tech the go ahead to replace the KOMBI 💸 (because I have no other option) and I will report the outcome back here for others to reference because I cannot find anyone else in the same situation. Pray this guy knows what he’s doing!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😉


  5. robi says:

    heloo i have on f15 x5 25d problew wiht batery and fault coee is driver kl 15 wup do you now what can i do have can i repair that



    • I’m sorry I don’t know what the problem is without running some more test on the car,,,,maybe if I can see all the faults on the car might help,,,,,,something is waking up the car or something on the car is not going to sleep causing a battery problem,,,is the the battery good ,,,,how old is the battery


      • robi says:

        i have new batery i have two fault first is driver kl 15 wup 804086 and second is bluetooth aerial

        when i lock car something discharcing battery we discover when we put out fuse of instrument cluster than nothing discharning battery.


      • Your problem could be the instrument cluster,,,,it hard for me to tell without performing a lot of test on the car,,,,did you perform a draw test to see what is drawing voltage when the car is asleep,,,if it doesn’t fix the problem you just bought a very expensive instrument cluster


  6. YAP WEI MENG says:

    Hi May I know how to solve this problem ?


  7. John says:

    Same exact error I have thanks for the post. Gonna put my old cluster in n see if that fixes it. Gives me an excuse to get the 6wb now. Lol 🍻

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  8. John says:

    Anyone try updating the istep on the kombi to see if it fixed this?


  9. David says:

    Thank you for your site. I’ve learned a lot and I really appreciate it.

    I know it’s been a while but I have a question.

    Somehow, the plastic screen on my 2017 330 cluster has some type of substance on the back part of the plastic (on the inside). I’ve removed the cluster but there appears to be no way to clean the inside of the plastic.

    If I buy a new or used cluster, can I just hook it up or does it need to be programmed by the dealer, etc?


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