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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 12-30-2012, 03:31 PM
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Speedometer stopped working for BMW 520i 2001

Speedometer stopped working for BMW 520i 2001 reg
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:00 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest. I moved your post over to the E39 forum, which is the chassis code for your BMW. Take a look around this forum for speedo issues or one of our members will reply with some ideas on what might be the issue.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:40 AM
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The LR ABS wheel speed sensor provides the input signal to the speedo. Could be a failed sensor or a bad ABS Control unit. Could also be the speedo head which would be a very different problem-not the usual fault.

If you go to the Wiki section of this forum (top tool bar at the far right) and go to the ABS Control Unit section, you will find Bluebee's "place to start" thread which will help with your diagnosis.
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You can learn how to test the wheel speed sensors here:
Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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