View Full Version : e28 speedometer not working

07-26-2004, 11:16 PM
working on my friends new 1984 533i was wondering what could cause the speedometer not to work. the tach is fine along with engine temp. computer works fine as well. any advice?*wave*

07-27-2004, 12:14 PM

I have the same problem with mine for a while, speedo and km don't work... :( it sucks.... I'll start diging this week if I find out what the prolem i'll let u know.....

07-27-2004, 12:37 PM
"I'm sorry officer, its not my fault....." :P

07-27-2004, 06:52 PM
hey bmwjacker send me a pm if you find anything out ok?

07-27-2004, 11:20 PM
Your dash battery is probably gone buh-bye. I think it affects the entire gauge cluster, but it can be random gauges crapping out. BMW will want to install a whole new cluster panel. If you have the patience you can do it yourself.


Does your cruise control work properly? Does your odometer seem to be correct (ie going about 1 km reads right)? The speed sensor is in the diff I believe, and either of those two being flunky could indicate its failure.

Mohamed 525i
07-28-2004, 08:19 AM
Mine didn't work one time ( the E34 ) it was a sensor on the Diff. not pluged well, after pluging it again its Ok with me

try it

07-28-2004, 12:38 PM
ok where do i find the plug at?

07-28-2004, 08:37 PM
Time to buy a Bentley repair manual.