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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-27-2005, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dead Speedo Fix? 1987 325E (E30)

I have a Speedo that I never saw work since I purchased the car. My RPM gauge seems to work pefectly for the exception of the MPG needle that flys to zero whenever I hit the gas. Is there just one fuse for the entire gauge cluster or a fuse for each individual gauge? I checked the sensor at the differential and it was clean and even sprayed contact cleaner on it before putting the rubber boot back on? Is it common for the sensor to go bad even though it is a passive device without any moving parts?

A lot of questions I know. If it is not the actal sensor or the connections there or the fuse(s) do I check the wiring coming from the sensor to the gauge and leave pulling the cluster and reflowing the soldering joints as a last ditch effort? Thanka in advance!
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