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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 06-26-2014, 07:07 AM
zeppos540dinan zeppos540dinan is offline
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Low beam light works and sometimes it doesn't

I have a 2003 E39 and my low beam light shuts off sometimes. Occasionally my left side headlight will go out and the dashboard gives me a message to check my low beams. Sometimes if I turn the headlights off, wait a few seconds and then turn them back on it lights right back up, stays on and I don't get the message again. Any thoughts to what the problem could be?
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:51 AM
jygesq jygesq is offline
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check connections to lights are clean / If it is the same light going off & on you might want to consider replacing that bulb
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:39 PM
tgunz83 tgunz83 is offline
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Don't spend money on the bulbs yet - I had the same issue and it was the ballast. Switch the right with the left to see if the problem follows, if it does that's your issue. From what I recall it wasnt difficult at all to do the swap.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:29 PM
Hdghawg Hdghawg is offline
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I also am going through the same thing, mine seems to be the wiring inside the plug where the socket connects. I was going to wire another in the other day but couldn't find one at the junk yard.
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