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e39 1997 speed only works now and then (IT KICKS IN AT ABOUT

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e39 1997 speed only works now and then (IT KICKS IN AT ABOUT 20mph)
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.
What does "speed" mean?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

car's speedometer reads your mph (how fast you are going) hope this helps

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

speedo the mph the car is going

Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
the speedometer is fed by the abs system
if the speedometer does not work then the fault can only be:
failed ABS module
failed wheel speed sensor
wiring/connection problem
faulty cluster
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.