Question about 2001 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

How would I know the ABS is working correctly on my BMW 2001(e39)

My cluster is not record the any milage, and the speedometer is not working

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 30 Answers

Find a safe area where there is some sand on the road ot wet leaves or something that will make traction a little less than ideal. drive into it and hit the brake pedel as fast and hard as you can. if the abs works it will activate. it feels different on different systems and i am not sure what bmw does but some will groan very loud, some the brake pedel will push up against your foot some cause the car to pulsate. basically you should feel something unusual in the brakes and it should not do a long hard skid like the cars of the past. you will hear some squeeling but the car will want to resist a constant skid.

Posted on Jun 26, 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

Speedometer doesn't work but cruise control does.


sound like faulty vechicle speed sensor. what year model type vechicle working on.

Dec 26, 2013 | 2001 BMW 325i

2 Answers

What causes abs and warning light come on and off ramdonly on e39


You won't know the answer until you do something,
like check for codes & diagnose any codes related
issues & correct them first

Too many components in that system to guess at
a couple of common things,as you need to get to
work on having it checked out by an experienced technician

Aug 30, 2012 | 2001 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

Why and how do i fix my 2001 regal milage indicator does not light up


Pull the instrument cluster. These are prone to resistors burning out on the back of the cluster. It happened to mine. You'll need a soldering iron. I believe there are a couple of YouTube videos out there for this particular problem.

Jul 23, 2012 | 2001 Buick Regal

1 Answer

My speedometer does not work when it is cold. Why


One thing that comes to mind is the use of plastics in dash components. Numerous vehicles suffer from same symptoms due to expansion and contraction in different temperature ranges which have been know to cause connection problems at connector in back of dash clusters etc. One dash I did required pulling cluster out, twisting connector pins on back of cluster slightly and re-installing for better connection, and problem cured. Might be a consideration.

Mar 31, 2010 | 2001 BMW 325

2 Answers

Cluster not working on the 2001 bmw 325i


Does everything else work in the car, the controls, etc. Could be a problem with the wire harness. or It could be the cluster itself. Was this intermittent or just it just happen one day out of the blue? Try checking for connectivity via the fuses. If there's nothing them something else is wrong.

Nov 22, 2009 | 2001 BMW 325

2 Answers

Have replaced ABS module on bmw 525 E39 and ABS now ok, but the ASC lamp will not go off on the dash and fault code 23 (incorrect coding) will not clear from system? Everyone told us the ABS ecu does not...


ABS/ASC module is faulty
CLASSIC ABS FAILURE SYMPTOMS:
- Most of the time, the problem is the ABS module or one of the 4 wheel speed sensors (& sometimes the brake pressure sensor)
- In my 2002 BMW E39 DSC, three orange (warning) cluster display lights lit, ABS, Brake, & DSC
- The 3 warning lights reset when the ignition is turned off, only to repeatedly reappear within minutes of normal driving
- The fault is often intermittent leading you to falsely believe you've resolved the problem (proper diagnosis is important)
- Sometimes the fault only appears when the engine is hot; other times only at speeds over 40 mph
- Carsoft may erroneously show a rear speed sensor failure; but just replacing the speed sensor may make no difference.
- All the work is in correct diagnosis of the problem; parts replacement is trivial (from 1 to six bolts in a few minutes)
- Hence, this BMW E39 ABS 3-warning light DIY will concentrate on understanding and diagnosis of the problem

Oct 23, 2009 | 2001 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

BMW abs light and speedometer not working


I would replace the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) at the transmission 1st, also who advised the PCM (computer) was bad? a Jag dealer? I think they are guessing on that, computers rarely fail, maybe 2% of the time if that.

Jun 25, 2009 | 2001 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

The speedometer isnt working


they have common problem with gears breaking in instrument cluster

Apr 25, 2009 | 1987 BMW 3 Series

2 Answers

Speedometer, RPM, ABS, and Brake light


It's not the fuse. You need to jump start the diagnostic cable. First you need a battery of 9v and short the + and - terminal to the diagnostic cable. Then you will see smoke. After that it should work fine.

Dec 20, 2008 | 2001 BMW 5 Series

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 BMW 5 Series Logo

228 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...