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I just bought a 2002 BMW 530i. The brake light comes on, and when it does the speedometer stops working. I think it's associated with a fuse. When I've pushed in the fuses, with a few not seeming to be in there tightly, it stops. It will stop for a while and start again. I'm trying to figure out which fuse it is. It there some list of fuses where I can figure it out? Also, there seems to be spots where fuses are missing. Is that normal? Thanks

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It's not a fuse (sorry) Bimmers have a motherboard that needs to be replaced. If you have the owners manual, there's instructions on how to make dash instruments do a self test. (It varies from model to model) Sometimes the self test will clear up faults.

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