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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 11-30-2012, 07:50 AM
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Battery? 1998 bmw 528I

Hey guys, I can't find a forum for this if there is I'm sorry.

I have a 1998 bmw 528I with 206k miles automatic. Today while driving I noticed the pixels on the radio started messing up and when I got out to lock my car it usually.makes a noise to aware me it's locked it didn't do that either. Neither when I unlocked it. I got a new battery in January.

What could this be? Thanks guys!
-Zac
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:52 AM
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When you observe this, turn on the passenger visor light. If it has an affect, it can point to a bad ignition switch.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:22 AM
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Visor light works? The alarm works now, Radio is still pixels
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:42 PM
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Now it all works! Don't understand but I'll take it! thanks!
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