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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 03-15-2015, 04:54 AM
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530i speedometer

What drives the speedometer
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:24 AM
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The left rear wheel speed sensor feeds the ABS, which then passes the signal to the speedo.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:11 AM
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The answer to your question depends on what you're asking, because you could be asking what was answered above, or, something else (e.g., how the speedo works?).

Anyway, if I type /speedometer f3 in the bestlinks, this pops up:
- Which wheel speed sensor innervates the speedometer (1) &, if you really want to try, how to attempt to disable the ABS/DSC but keep the speedometer and mpg cluster readouts (1) & why the BMW speedometer reads higher than actual speed (E39) (E90) (X5) (6-series) (MINI)
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:20 AM
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Good information
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:03 AM
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Car is in shop now Pine Ridge Imports had A bunch of old codes ( bought car used so don't know history ) down to ABS modual or instrument cluster
Will post on here
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