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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 11-28-2012, 11:45 AM
Oscar528 Oscar528 is offline
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Mein Auto: 528i e39
Exclamation Problem to start my car

I can not start the car , the drive shift is in parking "P" but in the display show it as "D" drive.
Also i check the back panel fuse and the lighter fuse 30 amp blow
Help me hurrrrreey what to do
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:54 PM
edjack edjack is offline
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Sounds like a bad trans selector switch, the one that is concentric with the selector shaft.

Tell us the fuse number, and where it is located.
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