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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By unis4000
Ok progress so far Replaced the battery and...

Ok progress so far

Replaced the battery and ignition switch.

Car now starts!

However...

When starting from cold, sometimes it starts off with a flick of the ignition swtich.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By unis4000
Ok progress so far... PA SOFT codes appear...

Ok progress so far...

PA SOFT codes appear to be BMW codes rather than generic codes, after much rummaging around the net i found a pdf which lists the codes specific to the M52 engine.

Codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By unis4000
Ok got PA SOFT today and pulled off the following...

Ok got PA SOFT today and pulled off the following codes

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Errors details (dec)
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DME -> 14/114 68/244 83/244 202/178

A/C -> ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By unis4000
Thanks GSXRYDER Have ordered PA SOFT to pull...

Thanks GSXRYDER

Have ordered PA SOFT to pull the codes.

Should arrive in a couple of days, will post any codes that I find.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By unis4000
E39 not starting up

E39 520i SE Touring automatic 1997

Used to fire up with a flick of the ignitiion switch.

Car had a problem recently where the EWS module was replaced by a garage.

After this had been done,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By unis4000
Removed the two torx head screws on the left and...

Removed the two torx head screws on the left and hinge and removed the plastic covering.
This exposes the tape wrapped cables which feed the lights.
Felt along the wrapped cable and found a broken...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By unis4000
Exclamation bulb failure warning

e39 520iSE Touring 1997.

Dash board indicated bulb failure on both sides, checked brake and side lights - all ok!

Checked the side lights on the tailgate, one bulb missing the other not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By unis4000
Problem solved - mechanic read fault code which...

Problem solved - mechanic read fault code which pointed to number 15 fuse blown.

Fuse replaced and car starts.

Thanks for everyones contribution.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By unis4000
Any ideas on how to go about doing this?

Any ideas on how to go about doing this?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By unis4000
Will give it a try and report back what happens ...

Will give it a try and report back what happens

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By unis4000
The car was in for 2 days for exhaust and...

The car was in for 2 days for exhaust and steering bushes - battery could have gone flat if the interior light was left on.

The garage tried to charge the battery whilst still connected to the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By unis4000
e39 wont start

Need some urgent help. my 1997 e39 520i automatic went in for an exhaust repair and changes in the steering bushes. Garage claim that battery went flat whilst repair was done. Mechanic tried to...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-13-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 96,617
Posted By unis4000
Lancem can you send me instructions on how...

Lancem

can you send me instructions on how ro obtain the kit
Forum: 5 Series DIY 04-27-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 96,617
Posted By unis4000
Will this kit help me?

Drivers side rear window failed to go up or down - pressing the swtich activates the motor which remains on until the opposite direction on the switch is chosen.
Took the door panel off and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2007, 05:26 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 69,174
Posted By unis4000
Go the chips Monday. Replaced the faulty...

Go the chips Monday.

Replaced the faulty ones on Tuesday, worked fine :thumbup:

Couple of things to watch:

1. Be carefull when desoldering the old components check the tracks carefully
2....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 69,174
Posted By unis4000
Can you put me down for 2 please

Can you put me down for 2 please
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