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    Hi guys, a newbee here

    my 525i sport is poorly, some of the instruments on the dash have failed, ie speedo, the asc and abs lights are always on, onboard computer has a mind of its own and the fuel gauge does up and down like whores draws.

    i have been told it could be the ignition barrell !! or is it in the circuit board, i was hoping it could be something silly as the problem sometimes disappears ?

    would appreciate some advise.

    Matt
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofbling67 View Post
    Hi guys, a newbee here

    my 525i sport is poorly, some of the instruments on the dash have failed, ie speedo, the asc and abs lights are always on, onboard computer has a mind of its own and the fuel gauge does up and down like whores draws.

    i have been told it could be the ignition barrell !! or is it in the circuit board, i was hoping it could be something silly as the problem sometimes disappears ?

    would appreciate some advise.

    Matt
    Hi Matt, please have a read of the posting rules sticky at the top of all the forums.
    I have moved this thread to the right forum and re titled it for you. (just prefix your titles with

    2001 E39 525i - your title
    Its now in the auto electrical forum

    edit// I will have a look at the TIS for your problem and post back as I havent heard of this one (well, not this variation)
     
     

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    ok, just to add.

    You need to get the error codes read from the ECU as a first priority.

    The problem could be the dashclocks unit as these have been known to go up the swanny.
    Also, it could be a faulty sensor amongst other things (including ignition barrel)

    Here is info on getting the codes read

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...and-why-t2057/

    if you post them up here complete, we can then help you fix it. Hopefully some E39 owners may have stuff to add as well
     
     

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    Just to add to Boostist's comments, check your fuses as well
     
     

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    The E39 ignition barrel is common for playing up, you should get the codes read for the DME(ECU), ABS/ASC ECU and the instrument cluster, it should come up with some faults that will help pin point the problem
     
     

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