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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 425
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Sensor with no place to go!

Can somebody tell me what this sensor is and where it goes? The car runs (poorly) without it and I suspect that a shade tree mechanic installed a bolt where this is supposed to go. There is no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Probably looks like a "green marble" but it's...

Probably looks like a "green marble" but it's actually the radiator hose bleeder screw with a little corrosion. Furthermore: the sensor does not fit that location- different diameter, different...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Mr E39

Your handle intrigued me. I bet you will be able to tell me what this mystery sensor is. Got the car back from my son a few months ago(after a four year hiatus) ans noticed it was running really...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Alleninfolsom
I am trying to figure out the Chinese jigsaw...

I am trying to figure out the Chinese jigsaw puzzle that is the connector lock from the harness to the MPM. Mine was submerged beneath the spare tire and totally moldy and corroded/ Needless to say...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 139,522
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Sunroof misery

This problem makes a joke of the so-called German Teutonic Masterpiece called the BMW!
I bought a 2004 530I new and listened to all the salesman's crap about the superior engineering yamma yamma...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Ok--I had the deadly -40 reading SO I located the...

Ok--I had the deadly -40 reading SO I located the sensor, clipped the wires, and twisted them together. This should have caused the temp reading to max out. However, still -40 degrees. I traced both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Alleninfolsom
ABS chip ???

My 2000 528I is starting fine, then after warmup and driving a few blocks, starts stumbling. The speedo also stops working. A local "expert" (at least he charges EXPERT prices) declared that it6...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Headlights

I have a 2004 530I and need to replace a right-side headlight. Is this :mad::dunno:an EZ fix?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,588
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Water everywhere

My guy in Sacramento tells me (and he showed us the BMW factory bulletin) that there are water collection reservoirs near the rear of each sunroof track. These plastic cups collect the water and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Service indicators

I recently changed the oil, re-did the brakes, and tuned up my 04 530i. How do I reset the service indicators? Thank you.
AP:bigpimp:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Leaking 530i

My 2004 530i recently accumulated about 1 inch of water in the rear passenger-side footwell and the battery box. I took it to a local garage which has a sterling reputation and the tech suggested...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Yes, that was what was odd...it acted like it was...

Yes, that was what was odd...it acted like it was either in gear, or the brake wasn't depressed. There was no response when the key was rotated to 'start'. It's gotta be a fusible link somewhere & I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Alleninfolsom
No, why?

No, why?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Alleninfolsom
No start

This AM I tried to start my 04 530i and the "start" position had no response. It was as if I was not stepping on the brake. Thought it might be a battery(original still in the car) so I replaced...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Alleninfolsom
04 530i

My 530i has 86000 miles and I am getting a message that "service is overdue". What service is usually performed at this interval and does anyone know how to re-set the service indicator?...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Trans codes

Anyone know what OBDII code 1890 refers to? Thanks. Trying to avoid the dreaded dealer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By Alleninfolsom
OBD II code

:mad:Help!!! I still need info on P0444 code----"purge control valve open". Where is this nasty little valve located? Save me from the predatory dealers in the area. Thank you.:bigpimp:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Alleninfolsom
No on the overfill. The readout on the device...

No on the overfill. The readout on the device states "Purge control valve open". Where will I find this elusive control valve? Thanks
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Check engine

I have an 04 5301 w/81k miles and a check engine light. My handy code reader told me P0444 . I know this relates to the evaporative system but I'd rather get a bit more specific prior to using the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Alleninfolsom
04 E60 brakes.

I put brake pads, rotors, and sensors on my 04. Anybody out there able to offer a tutorial on re-setting the "service" advisory on the display screen. That darn knob in the console has definitely...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Codes from Outer Space---again

Many, many huge thanks for the info. Don't want to overstep my bounds BUT...are the 02 heater sensors (Bank 1 & 2) located anywhere close to plain sight? After changing out the A/C final stage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Alleninfolsom
That is a distinct possibility. I am sure my...

That is a distinct possibility. I am sure my local BMW dealer has some sort of exorcism he would be glad to perform for a nominal fee, that is!:mad:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Brakes, part II

Here's the next question: after the rotors, pads, and sensors how the heck do you reset the information screen? I even bought the three-part BMW shop manual on CD and still can't find it. If I can't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Unknown codes from hell

2000 E39- 528I:

My check engine light came on and I ran a scan for trouble codes. I got 1132 & 1133.
Here's the rub: I cannot find these codes ANYWHERE! The local BMW dealer(at the parts counter,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Alleninfolsom
Brake pad message

:dunno: I replaced the pads, rotors, and sensors on my 04 530I and would like to know how to reset the warning message. Thanks.:rofl:
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