E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > ///M3 Forum

///M3 Forum
The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 10-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
jmanhas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond BC
Posts: 60
My Ride: BMW M3
Speedometer Delay

When I accelerate from a dead stop, the speedometer doesn't move until i hit 2.5-3k RPM..which is unusually slow. Just wondering what could be going wrong here?

I believe it might have to do with the speed sensor near the Right rear ABS sensor..

I just got my winter wheels mounted onto my rims, and when they put it back, could they have accidentally tampered with the sensor? causing a slight delay in the reading?

thanks for the help
jmanhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
illestminimike
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Covina CA
Posts: 4,038
My Ride: Project Drama
Do you have any lights on?
__________________
-2005 SMG ZCP Coupe
-1967 Mini Cooper
illestminimike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
jmanhas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond BC
Posts: 60
My Ride: BMW M3
nope no lights on, everything looks normal..
when i changed my tires, i went from a 225 40 18, to a 245 40 18..
would that affect my speedometer that much?!
jmanhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
NUe46///M
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 26
My Ride: 2003 E46 M3
It could be because the needle rests on 5mph...not zero.
__________________


2003 ///M3 TiAg, Black Leather, 6MT
CHICAGO, IL
NUe46///M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
///MPR77
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,852
My Ride: 02 ///M3 Tri-Ped
OP,
Do the Cluster reset..

Specifically:
Menu 19 to unlock
Then
Menu 21 to reset.

All your gauges will cycle, and recalibrate.

Report back.
__________________

Bewahren Sie ihre ultimative fahrmaschine
///MPR77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
NUe46///M
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 26
My Ride: 2003 E46 M3
My car does it too. No need to reset...again, the needle rests at 5mph, not zero.
__________________


2003 ///M3 TiAg, Black Leather, 6MT
CHICAGO, IL
NUe46///M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 AM   #7
jmanhas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond BC
Posts: 60
My Ride: BMW M3
hmn.. my speedometer never did that tho, thats the weird part.
I'm going to try the cluster reset and let you know how it goes..
jmanhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
ME46SM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South FL
Posts: 108
My Ride: '04 E46 M3
keep us posted
__________________
ME46SM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
jmanhas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond BC
Posts: 60
My Ride: BMW M3
so i did a completely speedometer reset, where all the lights come on, and the gauges sweep.

and its back to normal now!

thanks for all the help
jmanhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #10
///MPR77
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,852
My Ride: 02 ///M3 Tri-Ped
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmanhas View Post
so i did a completely speedometer reset, where all the lights come on, and the gauges sweep.

and its back to normal now!

thanks for all the help
Glad to help, thanks for the update.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Bimmer App
__________________

Bewahren Sie ihre ultimative fahrmaschine
///MPR77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 01:37 AM   #11
braymond141
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakhurst, Ca
Posts: 1,748
My Ride: 96 M3, 98 M3, 01 M5
Quote:
Originally Posted by ///MPR77 View Post
OP,
Do the Cluster reset..

Specifically:
Menu 19 to unlock
Then
Menu 21 to reset.

All your gauges will cycle, and recalibrate.

Report back.
For the record. That is NOT a reset nor is it a recalibration. It is purely a visual function test, nothing more.

Any resolve from this has simply come from running the gauges through their sweep. A 180mph speed run would of done the same thing (just a point to prove that there is no recalibration procedure).

Last edited by braymond141; 10-19-2012 at 01:45 AM.
braymond141 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 07:33 AM   #12
///MPR77
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,852
My Ride: 02 ///M3 Tri-Ped
Quote:
Originally Posted by braymond141 View Post
For the record. That is NOT a reset nor is it a recalibration. It is purely a visual function test, nothing more.

Any resolve from this has simply come from running the gauges through their sweep. A 180mph speed run would of done the same thing (just a point to prove that there is no recalibration procedure).
True, there is no comparative measurements, and tweaks while doing this, so I'm sorry that I used the word calibrate....perhaps exercise would have been a better choice.
As far as the reset....well you're incorrect. I assume you have done this, have you never noticed that
it does reset MPH, MPG predicted
range, and trip, well the trip gets reset because the stalk gets pressed to enter into the locked cluster menus...
__________________

Bewahren Sie ihre ultimative fahrmaschine

Last edited by ///MPR77; 10-19-2012 at 07:33 AM.
///MPR77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #13
braymond141
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakhurst, Ca
Posts: 1,748
My Ride: 96 M3, 98 M3, 01 M5
Quote:
Originally Posted by ///MPR77 View Post
True, there is no comparative measurements, and tweaks while doing this, so I'm sorry that I used the word calibrate....perhaps exercise would have been a better choice.
As far as the reset....well you're incorrect. I assume you have done this, have you never noticed that
it does reset MPH, MPG predicted
range, and trip, well the trip gets reset because the stalk gets pressed to enter into the locked cluster menus...
I don't recall that being rolled into the visual function test. I'll have to go out and look later. These would be two different menu selections on the E36 and the E39 (which are the last two vehicles in my mind using these menus).
braymond141 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #14
///MPR77
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,852
My Ride: 02 ///M3 Tri-Ped
Guaranteed, menu 21 resets all the previously mentioned parameters.

It has on my past three "3 series"
Years Ranging from 2000-2005
__________________

Bewahren Sie ihre ultimative fahrmaschine
///MPR77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use