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Odometer not working but the speedometer is

(1990 BMW 535i)
in Bowie, MD on August 19, 2013
what is the problem and what suggestion can help do have
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on January 06, 2015
no cable on this model. If the speedo works but the odometer doesn't, the plastic spur gear on the electronic speedo is split and slipping - total cost for repair - about $230. You should take this very sophisticated, technologically advanced piece of engineering beauty to a trained BMW Specialist (a specialist is someone who only works on one make of vehicle). There are many qualified independent, as well as dealer choices out there. Remember, there is no such thing as a Euro Specialist, or a Japanese Specialist, or a Domestic Specialist, or even a German Auto Specialist - the term would be an oxymoron. A German Auto Specialist would have to be proficient in seven different makes - this is not possible anymore "Jack of all trades, master of none". You can look up an excellent BMW shop by going to the BIMRS web directory (non-profit) at
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on August 19, 2013
cluster on dash or wiring to cable to transmission may be loose or cable offset
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on January 06, 2015
No cable on this car - it's an electronic speedo
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