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Old 03-29-2014, 10:23 AM
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speedometer quit? 535i 1991

Drove to palm springs from Vancouver
Speedo then died?

535i with 535i with 5 speed manual trans

Any ideas guys? A sensor perhaps?

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:47 AM
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I have no idea but I do have a fully functioning one from a 1992 535i or a 1990 535i for 65 plus shipping.


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Old 03-29-2014, 10:52 AM
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Do a cluster test.
With the key off hold the Check Control Button
Button on the Right
Then turn the key on, release the button and the cluster will do a self test.
All lights light up, displays sets off numbers
At the end all the gauges will move all the way up and down, except the Tech and Speedo they will point to 11 O'Clock.
All pixels will light up

If the speedo does move during this test it much be sensor issue or wiring.
Any Check Engine light
the stomp test to get code is in my signature.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:08 PM
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Check button on right? Sorry, what button? Must be a tool that I need?

Appreciate the advice but I don't think I have the tool for a cluster test?

Thanks any more advice appreciated
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:13 PM
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On your instrument cluster you have two buttons right?

The one on the left resets the trip odometer, the other is the Check Control.
When you press it with the key on it would say CHECK CONTROL OK, meaning there are no lights out or fluids low.

But if you press it with the key off and hold it, then turn the key on your cluster will self test.
look through this, it will have a pic of what the gauges and lights look like toward the end of the test.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...r-self-testing
Here is a video showing how to do it.
Go to youtube and search E34 cluster self test, i found a lot of videos that show how it works, but for some reason none of the links will show up here.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:49 PM
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Thankyouvfor your help. Very much appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:53 PM
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Speedo came back on board shortly while on the highway.

Can anyone tell me where the Speedo hooks up to the manual transmission?

Not sure what to look for
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:55 PM
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http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Mainte...eed_sensor.htm
I meant to post this with my last post.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:51 PM
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1. the caps in the cluster. Common issue, known to go bad.
2. Speed sensor in the diff. I had this issue.

I think ZH put the links up.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:52 PM
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1. the caps in the cluster. Common issue, known to go bad.
2. Speed sensor in the diff. I had this issue.

I think ZH put the links up.
I forgot about the capacitors, will post that link now.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:52 PM
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http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Mainte...Capacitors.htm
Also another cause like MSD said.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:35 AM
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Thanks you guys!

Very cool!

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