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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:03 PM
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Take a look at this
this is great... well guess it cant hurt to clean and/or replace it.. but yes the gear display on the cluster was acting up as well
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:44 PM
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no..how would i go about diagnosing that? I though the front speed sensor is the one that throws the trans into fail safe mode
Any mulfuctioning speed sensor can cause trans fail safe. When the the ABS/ASC/DSC system isin't happy the EGS isin't happy either.
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I would start by looking at your connector for the rear speed sensor. See if there is any moisture in there.
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