Question about 1999 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

BMW523i Model 1999. ABS/Odometer/Speedometer etc.

I Own a BMW523i Model 1999.
The problem that i am facing is:

1. Speedometer is not working.
2. ABS lights are on. Even after changing all four ABS sensors, problem remains.
3. In the middle of the meter, i find a yellow light with a triangle in it. (I guess that belongs to Rear suspension or Traction control.)
4. Odometer has also died.

Summary:
Sometime in the early mornings, when I start my car after at least 20 hours of inactivity, everything works fine for like 1 KM or 2KM. Then suddenly all the systems fail. (Odometer stops, speedometer stops, ABS stops, Hazard light with triangle pops).
Need Help.

Regards,
Techo-Geek.

Posted by on

  • Abdul Rehman Mughal
    Abdul Rehman Mughal Apr 14, 2009

    Dear Dieguinho,



    Please note that this car is too old to be under warranty. Once the car is out of warranty, if you goto BMW service centre for repair, they will give you a long list of things to be replaced. I cant afford to have their solution which involves thousands of $s.



    What I need is the reason, not what can be done. If i know the reason, i can simply goto any garage and get the required things replaced.



    I am not rating your solution because if i do, probably your rating will be deteriorated. As a fellow solution provider on Fixya, i will advise you to clarify first and then give a final solution. Otherwise, your time and energy will be wasted.



    Hope this was helpful.

    Have a nice day.



    Thanks for trying anyway.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Hello there, i have and bmw 3 series 325ia progressive 2009, and with bmw its a matter of luck to have your car well, now have you kept in touch with the bmw department where you bought it ? if you do, and they dont help you, you can send an email to the bmw of germany complaining about your problems, you have to put every single detail, since when you bought ( year, number of series etc,) and they will contact the bmw from where you bought, and im sure they will respect you and if you have look, they could even give discounts on cars. hope i helped you, good look!

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1994 Nissan pu speedometer quit working


SPEEDOMETER TROUBLESHOOTING


Can be loose speedo wiring connectors under instrument panel or its issue with speed sensor on transmission.


I suggest you to go through help links mentioned below with appropriate solutions to confirm the problem :------


How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

-----------

1996 fiat bravo speedometer not working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/1996-fiat-bravo-speedometer-not-working.html
------------

Speedometer works but odometer not working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/speedometer-works-but-odometer-not.html

-----------

Speedometer runs backward?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/speedometer-runs-backward.html

-------------

Warning lights on and speedometer died?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/warning-lights-on-and-speedometer-died.ht

-------------

Speedometer not working on 1993 Ford F350?


http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/speedometer-not-working-on-1993-ford.html

----------

ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working for Dodge Ram?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

-----------

Vehicles Cluster panel Not reading Miles?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/vehicles-cluster-panel-not-reading.html

-------------

Odometer works properly but speedometer works intermittently?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/odometer-works-properly-but-speedometer.html

-------------

These will help.

Thanks.

Feb 04, 2013 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

AAbs light stays on


You need to check the fuse box make sure all the fuses are okay.

Jun 27, 2008 | 1999 Ford F250 Regular Cab

1 Answer

Speedometer, odometer, power windows don't work


if they all stopped at once look at the larger fuses under the hood then the ignition switch

Aug 19, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

Which fuse do i replace for the speedometer?


For speedometer related issues, the help links are provided below. Click the link below to go through its details: ----


How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

-----------
why speedometer not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/1996-fiat-bravo-speedometer-not-working.html

------------
Speedometer works but odometer not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/speedometer-works-but-odometer-not.html ----------- Speedometer runs backward?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/speedometer-runs-backward.html

---------
Warning lights on and speedometer died?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/warning-lights-on-and-speedometer-died.html

--------------


ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

-----------
Vehicles Cluster panel Not reading Miles?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/vehicles-cluster-panel-not-reading.html

---------
Odometer works properly but speedometer works intermittently? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/odometer-works-properly-but-speedometer.html

---------------
How odometer works in cars?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-odometer-works-in-cars.html

--------------
Speedometer not working on Ford?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/speedometer-not-working-on-1993-ford.html

--------

This will help.

Thanks

Feb 04, 2012 | 1999 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Where is the speedometer sending unit located


For speedometer related issues, the help links are provided below. Click the link below to go through its details: ----


How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

-----------
why speedometer not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/1996-fiat-bravo-speedometer-not-working.html

------------
Speedometer works but odometer not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/speedometer-works-but-odometer-not.html ----------- Speedometer runs backward?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/speedometer-runs-backward.html

---------
Warning lights on and speedometer died?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/warning-lights-on-and-speedometer-died.html

--------------


ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

-----------
Vehicles Cluster panel Not reading Miles?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/vehicles-cluster-panel-not-reading.html

---------
Odometer works properly but speedometer works intermittently? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/odometer-works-properly-but-speedometer.html

---------------
How odometer works in cars?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-odometer-works-in-cars.html

--------------
Speedometer not working on Ford?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/speedometer-not-working-on-1993-ford.html

--------

This will help.

Thanks

Feb 03, 2012 | 1993 Ford F250

1 Answer

The speedometer does not work


For speedometer related issues, the help links are provided below. Click the link below to go through its details: ----


How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

-----------
why speedometer not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/1996-fiat-bravo-speedometer-not-working.html

------------
Speedometer works but odometer not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/speedometer-works-but-odometer-not.html ----------- Speedometer runs backward?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/speedometer-runs-backward.html

---------
Warning lights on and speedometer died?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/warning-lights-on-and-speedometer-died.html

--------------


ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

-----------
Vehicles Cluster panel Not reading Miles?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/vehicles-cluster-panel-not-reading.html

---------
Odometer works properly but speedometer works intermittently? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/odometer-works-properly-but-speedometer.html

---------------
How odometer works in cars?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-odometer-works-in-cars.html

--------------
Speedometer not working on Ford?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/speedometer-not-working-on-1993-ford.html

--------

This will help.

Thanks

Feb 02, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

2 Answers

Volvo abs lights stays on


Usually the ABS computer knows what it is doing. You may want someone to hookup a scanner to the ABS test port.
When I had my speedometer and odometer act up, it turned out to be a bad alternator. You might want to check yours.

Jul 25, 2009 | 1999 Volvo V70

1 Answer

Speedometer and Odometer not working , Break Light and Abs light on


Most likely you have a check engine light on also. And if you have codes pulled it will be 0500, speed sensor. Replace the one on the rear axle and all should be good. Oh and don,t forget to have code cleared.

Jun 29, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

2 Answers

Odometer inop and speedometer erratic over 50mph


Yes your speedometer, and odometer are controlled by your speed sensor.

May 20, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SW1

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 BMW 5 Series Logo

578 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Frankie B

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

272 Answers

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

254 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...