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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 01-02-2013, 04:15 PM
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Cool 2001 540i E39 blinkers gone wild

Phase 1.it started with the right signal blinking continuously with the switch in the middle.while this was happening put switch to the up position and the left blinker would come on ( right blinker would stop) .next to the down position and both blinkers would shut off.
This went on for a couple of days.
disconnected negative lead on battery for 5 minutes. No changes.
Phase 2 a couple of days later the left side lights came on while the car was resting in the off position. was able to switch the indicator position to down and lights went off.
phase 3. the blinker will not shut off at all. all three positions result in a blinker . and when the car is off one side either left or right will be on , occasionally switching back and forth repeatedly before stopping and staying lit on a single side. Currently the only way to shut it down is to disconnect battery.
Can any one help.???
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:22 PM
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Try the visor trick. If tests positive it's probably the ignition switch. If not, probably the signal switch is fouled.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:55 AM
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what is the visor trick??
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:05 AM
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what is the visor trick??

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