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Speedometer not work

Battery died, jump off the car, and now the speedometer, rpm, gas, and mpg gauages are all inop. went to BMW for a dianogse, they say i will need an instrument cluster, but my computer in the cluster still works...?

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Jumping the battery after a failed battery has probably corrupted the CPU program. Try using a scanner to reset the program.

Posted on Apr 02, 2014

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    Thang Hoang Apr 11, 2014

    sorry i do not have a scanner to reset it. took it to the bmw dealership and they said i need an instrument cluster but how? i just cant imagine spending 1500 bucks...

  • Bill Boyd Apr 11, 2014

    take it to auto zone and have it scanned for free. Unless a jumper is attached correctly then there is a real possibility of CPU damage so before yoy spend $1500.00 on a new cluster ( probably a dam site less from a wreckers) have it scanned and reset.

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yes start with vss sensor, then go from there, if you still have a problem then it may be computer , also are there any codes in the body module? if so check those out first, good luck,

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