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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Reeds 540
Smile Update: very intermittent slip

Thanks to suggestion that slip was an electrical problem, (and because I only go to mechanic after I check myself) this is what I found. crossing my fingers. Kink in the wire caused a crease, then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Reeds 540
Update. I had auto zone pull a couple codes just...

Update. I had auto zone pull a couple codes just for a start (knowing they may not be complete or accurate) only had fuel mixture codes nothing on transmission. Then I took a close look under the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Reeds 540
Very intermittent trans slip

I've got a 2000 540i that has been well maintained. 160,000 miles. On 2 occasions in the last couple months The transmission just seems to randomly slip out of Overdrive into 3rd wile just cruising...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
Already replaced the ignition switch. Found a...

Already replaced the ignition switch. Found a decent BMW Mechanic and left it with him. I had some front end parts replaced recently and since ABS and brake lights were also on he said that may be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
I have a basic voltage meter at the house.

I have a basic voltage meter at the house.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
Assuming the guys at autozone don't know how....

Assuming the guys at autozone don't know how. what is the procedure for checking the resting voltage on the battery. I am wary of disconnecting it for fear of loosing codes to radio and other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
I just had codes scanned a autozone. Not many...

I just had codes scanned a autozone. Not many service choices here other than dealer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
Battery alternator

I researched several other posts about this warning, and they seemed to indicate alternator and battery as potential problems. I don' completely understand how this could be if Battery is holding a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
Codes for trans fail safe program

A couple of these are old as I have needed a cam position sensor for a while, but I included all that came up. P0348 P174 P0600 P0171. Since last post the fail safe error went away when restarted,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Reeds 540
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Reeds 540
still no luck

Post communitations can be misinterpeted, but I was intending to be sincere not sarcastic. However, now that I have followed the proper operating procedure, and checked my fuses, I'm still having no...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Reeds 540
Smile 3 types of tops, not 2

Had read the sticky, and the manual (how the fully automatic top works), but missed the adjust top PDF .. Missed one little detail- 3 kinds of tops not 2 , Had read the fully automatic thread but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Reeds 540
Power top on my 95 325i Does nothing - no light no power

I have searched forum threads, and am going out to check fuses a second time. As far as I know the top has not been operated manually, so I shouldn't have to go through the manual reset procedure....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Reeds 540
Visor test Ignition switch

I seriously thought Wife was crazy when the radio kicked off and Steering wheel moved whenever she was at a stop sign. I even tried to convince her the car didn't like her, because the issue never...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Reeds 540
2000 540i which Engine number?

I didn't see a place to look this up, The 540i I just bought is a 2000 and different mechanics keep asking about the engine number and there are usually a couple mentioned (I was looking up cam...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Reeds 540
Smile Thank You

Thats a better answer than I had! I won't take the time to debate the usefullness of this feature, but I feel much better.I Checked to see that the doors were locked from inside by hitting the lock...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-25-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks soo much, thats better than either answer...

Thanks soo much, thats better than either answer that had occured to me. I probably held the lock button on the key too long to be sure car had locked, and went in without noticing the windows going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Reeds 540
Question New Owner- Woke this morning, all windows down and sunroof open- no missing keys

Posted this in intro section also, but really need an answer. Just purchased a 2000 540i with 116000 miles. Beautiful car garage stored and same owner over 10 years, local with local BMW mechanic....
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Reeds 540
Question Hello,... And a REALLY strange question

This is my first BMW, but not the first on line forum. It's great to have this resource available for times like this. Just purchased a 2000 540i sedan. Beautiful, garages stored, 10 years of...
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