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Re: 1985 528e Odometer (archive)

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Posted by RA/Bob G. on January 14, 2001 at 18:08:17:

In Reply to: Re: 1985 528e Odometer posted by Rob Anderson on January 14, 2001 at 13:30:08:


Go to the diff and pull out the diff speed sensor. It is located on the rear cover and has an electrical connector going into it. It the electrical connector is loose then you will not get any reading at the speedo. Also you sensor could have gone bad. Check those 2 things.

Rob
M535i SIG Chief Technical Advisor
www.m535i.org

When the speedometer stops working,the first thing to check,as Rob mentions,is the plug in the diff.
When the odometers gears stop,which is a chronic problem in e30/e28/e24/ and e23 cars,its the little plastic gears in the odometer.Happens so often I keep repaired units on hand for our local customers.Most repairs run $125/165+labor.
If you don't have access to a repair facility like Overseas Speedometer,who is good and reliable,I trade rebuilt units,(plus core charge),for $125+ S&H UPS,if it helps any.
On 1985 cars,I need to know the month of mfr.,as the boards and guages split in the middle of that year.




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