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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:07 AM
85325e 85325e is offline
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1985 325e Speedometer non functioning

My speedometer will work for months and then just quit. Once it quits it is down for sometime and then will come to life again. Any clues as to what is wrong would be welcome. The tach works fine. Thank You
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:11 AM
facotaco facotaco is offline
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does the stereo do the same thing? i dont know about an 85 but mine has a fuse for the radio and the speedo.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:23 AM
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sounds like a loose connection on the back of the dash... have you had it out recently?
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:36 AM
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No, stereo is working fine. Will ask Husband about the dash connection. Thank you so much, he was looking at the connection at the rear of car.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:09 PM
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No, stereo is working fine. Will ask Husband about the dash connection. Thank you so much, he was looking at the connection at the rear of car.
does the odo stop as well? im assuming what he checked was the plug on the diff and the wiring to that?
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:26 PM
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im having the same problem, except i just baught my car and it was like that, so im not sure if mine has been doing it on and off.
where should i start my search for the source?
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