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post #1 of 9 Old 2nd May 2017, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel speed sensor-brands

A quick search using the Realoem part number gives quite a number of different brands available for wheel speed sensors with prices ranging from the $20's all the way to $135 for Genuine BMW. VDO- Siemens is in the middle at like $75. I have read that some brands just don't work for our cars.
Looking for examples from the board of brands that have been used and shown to work or not work.

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I believe VDO/Siemens is the OE. So thats the one I would go with. ~$70 isn't bad.
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I'd trust VDO/Siemens

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A quick search using the Realoem part number gives quite a number of different brands available for wheel speed sensors with prices ranging from the $20's all the way to $135 for Genuine BMW. VDO- Siemens is in the middle at like $75. I have read that some brands just don't work for our cars.
Looking for examples from the board of brands that have been used and shown to work or not work.

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I ordered 4 Delphi brand speed sensors for a 1998 528i (manufactured in 11/97). I've had no problems with them and it's been about 1 year since installing them.
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We have like 30 different brands to pick from for wheel speed sensors in Germany. I recently got the trio lights on my M5 and the code was for the front right sensor and I went with Bosch, part number - 0 986 594 508 - around $40 per side.

Delphi was around $17 each but I prefer Bosch. At least one part that's cheaper in Europe than in the US.

Very happy with the quality so far and they are made in Germany.



Not sure how available are these across the pond, but maybe you can order them through eBay from Germany and save a few bucks - https://www.ebay.com/itm/BOSCH-0-986...rtwL:rk:3:pf:0

Edit: just realized this is an old thread but might be useful info if someone is the market for new sensors

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I wound up going VDO/Siemans. I wonder where the notion came from that some brands don't work. My hunch is that some diagnoses don't work.
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