In Reply to: Odometer light posted by Mikel from Spain on September 25, 2001 at 16:27:35:
I discovered that a sharp strike with the palm of my hand to the black molded plastic which forms the instrument "hood" brought it back. It has not recurred since this "disciplinary measure." But when the weather turns cold, I expect it will happen again. My best guess is that the electrical connectors need cleaning or simply being removed and replaced to clear oxidation. There is a great web site with detailed proceedures for doing electrical maintenance.-
This site does not work properly with my Netscape 4.61 browser, so I use Internet Explorer to access it. The site is about 535i, but these electrical issues should be common to all E34 (and probably all BMWs and most cars.).
While I was driving my E34 at about 110 kph, suddenly I couldnīt see the odometer numbers. The speedo, tach, temp gauge etc were O.K. 10 seconds later the odometer light came.
Isnīt strange ???