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Old 12-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Speedometer is acting up! help!

My speedometer had been acting up hasn't been the case for months but prior to that the problem was occuring then went away now its acting up again!

By that I mean while driving the needle on the speedometer will drop down to zero!

Just curious i notice it affects the reading on my milage.

just wondering wats the prob here and what need to be fixed or replaced? and how much?? rougly!

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Old 12-31-2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like the speed sensor in your diff died, it's a simple fix.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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if it is your speed sensor, then you just unplug wiring from the diff and unbolt it. part cost about 40-60.00 bucks new from dealer. I'm sure plenty of guys on here have a used one to give.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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thkns im sure its prob the speed sensor! ill look into getting it repalced thanks again!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:18 AM   #5
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Is it just the speedo, or that whole half of the cluster? Intermittent failure is of the cluster is fairly common on the E36. I'm on my third... Anywya, if you find it's not the speed sensor, grab a used cluster.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:01 AM   #6
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Speedometer problem :P

You know what boss we used to have a 94 BMW 318I with the same problem but it happened after we disconnected the battery because we went away on vacation so honestly it might be either Lack of a code like ours was or maybe Humidity got into a sensor or something wich causes it to not work properly.
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