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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rdl
Everything pudl described is correct. But be...

Everything pudl described is correct.

But be prepared that the adjusters aren't perfectly vertical and horizontal. The vertical adjuster is slanted about 11:30 o'clock to 5:30 o'clock (1:30 to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By rdl
This is puzzling. My 2003 530 has automatic...

This is puzzling. My 2003 530 has automatic lights & high beam control works in the auto position just fine; both flash and full time high beams.

And as far as the fog lights are concerned - no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By rdl
Same here regards the keypad, outside access I...

Same here regards the keypad, outside access I assume you mean, & mine is rolling code. The battery operated, radio keypads can be rolling code too. Although you may have a wired outdoor keypad....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By rdl
My 2003 was prewired but the plug for the GDO...

My 2003 was prewired but the plug for the GDO remote was pushed well back in the roof trim and difficult to find. I never found a tag anywhere to indicate it was prewired for a GDO remote.

I found...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By rdl
Could it be the switch? Schematic attached. I...

Could it be the switch? Schematic attached. I can't find any indication of which side controls turn signal & which the high beam. But it should be easy to work out if both work correctly by checking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By rdl
They won't fill. The centerbore is different. ...

They won't fill. The centerbore is different.

See the attached image, which was scrounged from a QSilver7 post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 51,662
Posted By rdl
The symptoms are conflicting for either t-stat or...

The symptoms are conflicting for either t-stat or temp sensor. An operating range of 65C to 82C is much larger than expected which suggests a sticky t-stat. Yet aux fan on at an indicated 84C from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By rdl
Almost certainly fuse 53, which is in the trunk...

Almost certainly fuse 53, which is in the trunk fuse block - schematic attached. I notice it is marked in WDS as 5A, rather than 7.5A. Someone likely had it fail before and replaced it with a higher...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By rdl
Did you disturb any of the circuits or modules...

Did you disturb any of the circuits or modules shown in the attached schematics for the key fob (radio) remote?

While not clear from these schematics, the radio remote system gets its signal from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By rdl
Why do you say you're running hot? The gauge,...

Why do you say you're running hot? The gauge, test 7 in the instrument cluster? How hot?

Engine temperature won't be same as the thermostat rating. See the attached link for a description of why....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,486
Posted By rdl
I can recall mine lighting up 3 times. In each...

I can recall mine lighting up 3 times. In each instance, the oil was at or just a bit more than 1 litre low according to the dipstick.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By rdl
See the attached schematic for your car Nothing...

See the attached schematic for your car
Nothing for pin 9?

6 or 7 volts from pins 2, 3 and a red is a bit unclear as to which to which. It could be a case of B+ from a red to fuses on pins 1 &/or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By rdl
Nice to see you're making progress, particularly...

Nice to see you're making progress, particularly the ignition indicator. :)

I googled "IFH-0003: DATATRANSMISSION TO INTERFACE DISTURBED" and found threads with a bunch of useful suggestions....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By rdl
You're likely to have more success here ...

You're likely to have more success here
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?233-Diagnostic-Software
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By rdl
Have you tried the Diagnostic Software forum...

Have you tried the Diagnostic Software forum mentioned in post #2?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 51,662
Posted By rdl
So you don't wish to read all 137 prior posts in...

So you don't wish to read all 137 prior posts in a thread titled "What is the coolant temperature of an E39 (I6 or V8) under normal operating condition," myriad other threads with temperatures...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 51,662
Posted By rdl
Reports of damage, usually headgasket failure,...

Reports of damage, usually headgasket failure, are almost all after the gauge is in the red zone & the red warning light lit for several minutes. And 100C is only a few degrees higher than normally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By rdl
Installing INPA should be straightforward so long...

Installing INPA should be straightforward so long as the cable is good and instructions are followed completely and exactly

This thread is helpful to sort out issues...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By rdl
540 M-Sport is right that the problem is related...

540 M-Sport is right that the problem is related to the heater control valve. When the the HVAC panel is using A/C to cool the cabin, the heater control valve(s) are supposed to be closed for zero...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 51,662
Posted By rdl
SAI faults will not affect engine temperature....

SAI faults will not affect engine temperature. The SAI system blows air into the exhaust manifold to get the O2 sensors up to operating temp (600C) faster so the DME can control emissions as soon a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 51,662
Posted By rdl
Incomplete or ineffective cooling system drain,...

Incomplete or ineffective cooling system drain, fill & bleed should result in elevated temperature, not too low. I've never heard of & can't imagine how it could cause reduced engine temperature.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By rdl
BMW policy is that the dealer see proof of...

BMW policy is that the dealer see proof of ownership and proof of your identify - all in person. But you may find an internet dealer willing to sell a key for less. It depends on how they interpret...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By rdl
Your temperature likely isn't the concern it...

Your temperature likely isn't the concern it might seem. First, read this post for some ideas on actual engine coolant temperature versus what temp sensors report....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By rdl
Unless you are sure of the cooling system's age...

Unless you are sure of the cooling system's age an overhaul would be a safe course of action.

Your symptoms suggest

temperature rise in city traffic but OK on highway ->
faulty engine fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By rdl
While not a comprehensive analysis, you would see...

While not a comprehensive analysis, you would see these results at least:

Engine roughness would be high with the disabled cylinders not firing to maintain even power strokes which might set...
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