Speed Sensor? question - 1998 740il (Early)
Ok, please understand... I know there are already a zillion posts about this subject (which I have read thoroughly). Please bear with me, but I cant find a post that is similar to my situation (they have the newer Bosch 5.7 pump). Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Here's the story: I just bought an 07/98 BMW 740il a few weeks ago. This car (as i'm sure many of you know) has the 5.0 (non-repairable) Bosch ABS Unit on it. Check Engine Light (P0500), ABS, Traction control lights are all on. Speedo & Cruise worked fine. After reading online, I ordered all new speed sensors. Installed them. Lights are still all on and now the speedometer doesn't work. I took it to a shop and had it scanned and the live data on the scanner said only the front drivers side wheel was getting any signal. I bought a used 5.0 pump online and installed it (which seems like probably a waste now that I have done some more reading) and it didnt help anything. One HUGE question that I cant find the answer to - If the connector for the sensor breaks in the wheel well, can the wires be cut and then crimp connectors used? Or will the resistance be incorrect and signal be interrupted? Any help is HUGELY appreciated because I LOVE this car but have to get it inspected and cant because of the lights... I want to get it fixed asap. Thanks again for any help!