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    Odometer turning very slowly

    I noticed yesterday that my odometer and trip meter are both turning very slowly, about 1 mile registered for every 5-6 miles driven. The speedometer is registering fine. I wouldn't think this is a mechanical issue as both meters are affected. Is there some module that electrically turns the meters that could be going bad?

    TIA for any advice!

    Car is a 1987 535is

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