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Old 10-30-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy Speedometer/Odometer Arent working

Hi guys. This is my first post to this forum. Ive been out of the US for about a year now and my father in law has been cranking the car for me every week. I just got back and noticed the ABS/BRAKE as well as the Triangle ABS light was on. Not only that but my speedometer and odometer arent working either. Ive read a couple of other forums and theyve pointed to the ABS module. Others have said the ABS sensors are dirty or bad. Not really sure where to begin. Anyone else have problems like this? My car is a 2003 325i E46 Motor. Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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Hi guys. This is my first post to this forum. Ive been out of the US for about a year now and my father in law has been cranking the car for me every week. I just got back and noticed the ABS/BRAKE as well as the Triangle ABS light was on. Not only that but my speedometer and odometer arent working either. Ive read a couple of other forums and theyve pointed to the ABS module. Others have said the ABS sensors are dirty or bad. Not really sure where to begin. Anyone else have problems like this? My car is a 2003 325i E46 Motor. Thanks for the help in advance
more then likely its a speed sensor issue.
how long have you driven the car since coming back?
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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I got back a week ago. A speed sensor issue would cause the ABS lights to come on??
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If the brakes don't know how fast the car is going (ie. getting a speed signal), it can't accurately activate the abs (or even know if it should). So yes, it could.
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ABS lights? what is the use of it?
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ABS lights? what is the use of it?
Antilock Breakig System. Designed to help prevent the wheels from locking up under hard braking. The system has a warning light that illuminates on the dashboard when it detects a fault in the system. That's what is meant by "ABS light".
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