hi there ,
i own a 1987 bmw 325ic the speedo works fine
but the odeometer and trip meter stopped
working can you help with this problem
any trouble shooting advice would be great
hi there ,
Unfortunately this is quite common on BMWs. One of mine failed at 227K and another at 213K. The fix is to remove the unit and send it to a speedometer shop, or live with it. I’m still living.
You can find several speedo shops with a google search if there are none near you.
When you get it apart you will probably find the little plastic gears have stripped/broken. These guys (and others) sell replacement gears:
I’ve have a few (benz) VDO speedos apart, it’s not that hard to see what is broken once you get into them.
Thanks Craig58. I just sent them an e-mail requesting prices of gears for a Ford pick up as well as my current 325e
Cool, as I recall these little gears are usually about $20, still cheaper than sending it out for repair. I don’t know if they send step by step instructions with the parts, if not do an internet search ant look for DIY links for your specific car. I don’t know how hard/easy it will be on the ford.