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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:36 PM
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Serious Question: HOW TO PUT E38 INTO NEUTRAL?

Just like the title says - I want to know how to put the car into neutral without turning the key to start the veichle. The car lost all power when it was flooded by SANDY. I know about disconnecting the driveshaft but i hope theres a better way of doing so.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:17 PM
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:08 PM
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I assume it's in Park now. There is an interlock solenoid in the linkage, accessible from the shift boot. You may be able to manually disengage this lock.

Check on the E38 forum.

OTOH, if the car got any water inside that flooded the floor, consider it a total, and ask your insurance company to total it. If you try to resurrect this car, it will plague you with electrical problems all of your days.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:25 PM
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Pull up on the shift boot, and you will see a long lever that is approx 5mm thick spanning the whole length of the shifter range. With a screwdriver, pull up on it and move the shifter to neutral.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:03 AM
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ok thanks for suggestions jimmyz and jack. and 777 ti dyrak. any way to unlock the steering?
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:27 PM
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ok thanks for suggestions jimmyz and jack. and 777 ti dyrak. any way to unlock the steering?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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really
i didnt start
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really
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Its just funny.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:05 AM
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:26 AM
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hahaha... kak ti nashel eto fotky? were you searching for **** stained underwear through google or im feeling lucky?
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hehe me also like
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most of them will say mmm undestood yaa ... mm ... hell , this is how you promote your tires ??
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:18 PM
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ok. so if anyone is interested on how to move a flooded car... call for a tow truck!
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what?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM
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i think he tried to say something in Chinese
Obvious it's not Chinese Igor! (No Khan-chi characters here)

It's something I had combined and formed my own.

But if you guys ever decoded the meaning of it, I will be glad to send a 10 dollars Star-Buck gift card.
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Obvious it's not Chinese Igor! (No Khan-chi characters here)

It's something I had combined and formed my own.

But if you guys ever decoded the meaning of it, I will be glad to send a 10 dollars Star-Buck gift card.
put the pipe DOWN
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Cold dead hand...
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