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Hello,

My new-to-me '72 tii has a 1-piece dashboard from a 1974, according to the previous owner. Although it is not top on my list as I sort things out, I would like to get back to stock.  The manufacture date is 01/28/1972, so it is a relatively early '72.

I'm thinking the original dash was the 2-piece version, but I don't know that for sure.

I would like to see a photo of an original dash from the same vintage so I can see the instrumentation and switch/lever layout.

If anyone can do this for me, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for your time.

Tony

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Google is your friend. I have a 73tii Euro and it has a 2 piece dash. Everything else is same as later models. Apparently there are two types of instrument switch layouts but same things.

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Google image search is your friend. I have a 73tii Euro and it has a 2 piece dash. Everything else is same as later models. Apparently there are two types of instrument switch layouts but same things.

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Yep, there are some threads on this. The above pic is post '73MY in U.S.

 

Cheers,

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Hhmmm now I'm curious, this is in my 73tii and 74-76 is different. So not sure it the PO changed the cluster or not.

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This thread will help a bit, tho it does not show MY 1973 gauges. 

 

Is your car square taillights? That would be considered MY '74 in U.S.

 

oddly, with 3 levers on the lower dash, I think that would signify pre 1972 MY.

 

MY '73 and newer had the fan speed lever on the lower dash section as well.

 

Conserv! Appear and qualify what I opined! :D

 

Cheers,

 

 

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The configuration of the 72 is the same as below, but the labels for the switches could be different or non-existent.  I bought a 72 upper portion that has no labels for the switches.  Not sure if that was standard or a Euro thing.

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Except the crosshair speedo in Paul's pic is post '73. The tach has a '73 face.

 

:-)

 

I believe early, and Non U.S. dashes had no lettering.

 

Cheers,

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5 hours ago, ray_ said:

This thread will help a bit, tho it does not show MY 1973 gauges. 

 

Is your car square taillights? That would be considered MY '74 in U.S.

 

Yes mine is March 1973 Tii round tail light not square. It was delivered to London BMW in 73 and then shipped to BMW Australia month later so Euro style RHD.

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On July 23, 2016 at 0:24 AM, ray_ said:

This thread will help a bit, tho it does not show MY 1973 gauges. 

 

Is your car square taillights? That would be considered MY '74 in U.S.

 

oddly, with 3 levers on the lower dash, I think that would signify pre 1972 MY.

 

MY '73 and newer had the fan speed lever on the lower dash section as well.

 

Conserv! Appear and qualify what I opined! :D

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

+1

 

What Ray said!  Any car manufactured after July '73 should be a square taillight (known at the factory as a Modell '73).  But in parts of the world, any car manufactured in 1973 is....a '73!  

 

Driv3r appears to have a square taillight instrument cluster, square taillight upper pad on the steering column, but I can't really tell if that's a two-piece or one-piece dash.  Yes, the single slide on the right control is confusing to me.  U.S. cars, from very late in the '72 model year had the blower switch moved to the slide control from the lower left corner of the instrument binnacle.  Paul's is a '73.  An identical '72 would have a blower switch at the lower left of the instrument binnacle, where Paul's car has the rear defroster.

 

Driv3r's car is RHD.  Maybe that makes a difference.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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All 72 cars had three lever heaters, so the lower left pull switch on the instrument binnacle would be the kind that you pull out for rear window defrost and turn for blower speeds.  The switch to four lever heaters began with the first 1973 cars, 2585128 for carbureted 02s, 2762630 for tii's.  

 

The other three knobs are lights (upper left), lighter (upper right) and wiper speed (lower right).  This last knob only controls low and high speed on the wipers.  They're turned on by pushing in the end of the turn signal stalk. 

 

cheers

mike 

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I installed a '73 tii dash into my early '72 (2760108 IIRC). As noted above, there were differences in the placement of the switches, type of switches, and the heater controls are different. I went with the '72 wiring and components, so now looking for decals to match the switches and the right side heater control plate (single lever vs. two). Other option, to convert over to the later configuration, seemed too labor intensive. 

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